LUCE IMPROVES PITCHING RECORD TO LEAGUE-BEST 4-0 : JETHAWKS 7, R. CUCAMONGA 6.Byline: Dave Desmond Daily News Staff Writer
Rob Luce was plugged into the JetHawks' starting rotation only after two other pitchers were placed on the disabled list at the start of the season. Those pitchers are now healthy, but Luce doesn't appear to be leaving the rotation anytime soon.
His 7-6 victory over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are a minor league baseball team in Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA. They are a "high-A" class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 2001. Friday night before 3,659 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium improved his record to a California League-best 4-0.
The 22-year-old right-hander struck out five and yielded five hits and two earned runs before leaving with a 7-3 lead after six innings. Luce, who has a 2.48 ERA, is the only Lancaster pitcher with more than one victory.
Reliever Sean Spencer threw the final three innings to earn his first save for the JetHawks (10-12), who snapped the Quakes' (9-13) winning streak Noun 1. winning streak - a streak of wins
streak, run - an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" at four games.
Third baseman third baseman
The infielder stationed near third base.
Noun 1. third baseman - (baseball) the person who plays third base
third sacker Carlos Villalobos had two hits and four 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 ; catcher Dusty Wathan and left fielder Miguel Correa each added two hits and an RBI. First baseman James Clifford added a run-scoring double in a three-run fifth inning.
Quakes starter Keith Davis Keith Davis (born December 30, 1978 in Italy, Texas) is an American football free safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Sam Houston State University. (0-4) was charged with six runs in 4-1/3 innings and fell to 6-19 in two seasons with Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga (răn`chō k'kəmäng`gə), city (1990 pop. 101,409), San Bernardino co., S Calif. , a club record for career losses.
Former Granada Hills High School Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills High School) is a public, charter, co-educational, secondary school consisting of students in grades 9-12. The school colors are green, black, and white. and Mission College outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. slugged a two-out, RBI double in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to nine games. The hit capped a three-run Quakes rally. He was stranded at second when Spencer struck out former Rio Mesa High first baseman Mike Mitchell (2 for 4).
Lost in Thursday's disappointing 11-0 loss to Rancho Cucamonga was an encouraging outing by right-hander Aaron Scheffer.
Scheffer, recently bumped from the JetHawks' starting rotation when Jeff Farnsworth was activated from the disabled list, struck out seven and allowed three runs in 5-2/3 innings of relief.
``We've been very encouraged,'' pitching coach Jim Slaton said. ``His last two outings out of the pen have been very good.''
Matchup: Lancaster right-hander Jeff Farnsworth (0-0, 1.50) will face San Jose right-hander Brandon Leese (1-1, 4.12) in the opener of a three-game series at Lancaster Municipal Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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See : Dawn
symbol of maleness. [Folklore: Binder, 85]
See : Virility , Jr.: Manager Rick Burleson's teen-age son Jeff suited up and took pregame batting practice Friday.
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