JETHAWKS SWEPT BUT STILL ALIVE INLAND EMPIRE 7, JETHAWKS 2.Byline: Gideon Rubin Staff Writer
SAN BERNARDINO San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854. - Considering their recent woes, it could be a lot worse for the JetHawks.
But despite a 7-2 loss to Inland Empire In·land Empire
A region of the northwest United States between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains, comprising eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, northern Idaho, and western Montana. Farming, lumbering, and mining are important to the area. on Sunday at Arrowhead Credit Union Park Arrowhead Credit Union Park is a stadium in San Bernardino, California. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino minor league baseball team. It was built in 1996. It holds 5,000 people. , the JetHawks, who were swept in the three-game series, remain in contention for a wild-card berth.
Lancaster (69-65) is just two games behind In sports, the phrase games behind, often abbreviated as GB in tables, is a common way to reflect the gap between a leading team and another team in a sports league, conference, or division. slumping Lake Elsinore (70-63), which has lost six of its past eight games and split a doubleheader against Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.
An anemic JetHawks offense had four hits and combined for just 13 hits in the series. Going back to Aug. 18, Lancaster has had just one multiple-run inning over a 69-inning stretch.
JetHawks starter Justin Wechsler (9-11) was ineffective, allowing six runs - three of which scored on wild pitches - on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.
``For us to be playing like garbage and still be in the playoff race, that's just a huge bonus for us,'' JetHawks first baseman Kyle Nichols said.
--Notes: JetHawks shortstop Dan Firlit aggravated a hamstring injury hamstring injury Sports medicine A muscle injury of biceps femoris, seen in sprinters and runners, when a contracted muscle meets a lengthening force, overpowering intrinsic muscle resiliency Management RICE, NSAIDs, gradual ↑ of pain-free activity–eg, he suffered July 27 and did not play Sunday. ... Firlit will serve his three- game suspension for his involvement in last week's brawl during this week's High Desert series. ... Sunday's loss eliminated the JetHawks from contention for a second-half title.
--Matchup: After an off-day today, left-hander Cliff McMachen (6-3, 3.34 ERA) will pitch for the JetHawks on Tuesday against host High Desert. Right-hander Chris Saenz (8-9, 5.47) will pitch for the Mavericks.
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--Saturday's top performers: Eric Valent (UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX ) had two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in , while J.P. Roberge (USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. ) doubled, drove in two runs and scored one for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.). ... Joe Borchard (Camarillo High) had two hits for Triple-A Charlotte (N.C.). ... Justin Lehr (USC) threw two scoreless innings and earned his fourth save for Triple-A Sacramento. ... Victor Hall (Monroe of North Hills) had two hits for Double-A El Paso (Texas). ... Jamie Shields (Hart of Newhall) allowed just two earned runs with five strikeouts in seven innings but suffered a 2-1 loss for Single-A Bakersfield at Stockton. ... Phil Avlas (Kennedy of Granada Hills) had a run-scoring double with a run scored for Single-A South Bend (Ind.). ... John Santor (Highland of Palmdale) went 2 for 5 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base for Single-A Peoria (Ill.). ... Bill Peavey (USC) homered for Single-A Lake County (Ohio).
- Chris Cocoles
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