JETHAWKS WASTE 2 CLIFFORD HOMERS : RANCO CUCAMONGA 6, JETHAWKS 2.Byline: Dave Desmond Daily News Staff Writer
James Clifford slugged two home runs to set a JetHawks record for homers in a season, but it was all the offense his team could muster in Friday night's 6-2 loss to Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga (răn`chō k'kəmäng`gə), city (1990 pop. 101,409), San Bernardino co., S Calif. before 4,064 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.
Clifford hit solo home runs to lead off the second and fourth innings, staking the JetHawks (14-8) to a 2-0 lead and increasing his season total to 21, one better than the 20 he hit last year.
Clifford left the game in the fifth with a strained leg muscle.
Quakes first baseman Mike Mitchell Mike Mitchell may refer to:
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 single in a two-run sixth, then added a tape-measure blast - his 16th - in the eighth to give Rancho Cucamonga (12-10) a 4-2 lead.
Mitchell, who was 3 for 5, has a Cal League-best 84 RBI. Teammate Mike Darr Michael Curtis Darr (born March 21, 1976 in Corona, California, died February 15, 2002 in Peoria, Arizona) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the San Diego Padres (1999-2001). His father, Mike Sr., pitched for the expansion Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. added a two-run homer in the ninth.
Josh Watts had two hits for Lancaster.
Quakes pitcher Domingo Guzman Domingo Guzman (born April 5, 1975) is a former major league baseball player from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
He made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres in 1999, and played in 8 games from 1999-2000. (3-1), who entered with a 6.12 ERA, threw eight impressive innings. He scattered seven hits, struck out nine and retired the last 11 batters he faced.
Reliever James Sak struck out all three JetHawks batters he faced in the ninth.
Lancaster starter Denny Stark Dennis Stark (born October 27, 1974, in Edgerton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He is an alumnus of the University of Toledo.
Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 4th round of the 1996 MLB amateur draft, Stark would make his Major League Baseball (1-1) did not allow a hit through 3-2/3 innings, but left the game trailing 3-2 in the seventh. He allowed seven hits and struck out four.
Matchup: Jethawks right-hander Javier Gutierrez (1-1, 6.00) will face Quakes right-hander Bill Anderson (4-1, 2.30) tonight at 7:15 in the second game of a four-game series at The Hangar.
BOX: JETHAWKS UPDATE (see text)