NOT MUCH GOES RIGHT FOR 'HAWKS VISALIA 5, JETHAWKS 3.Byline: Chris Cocoles Staff Writer
LANCASTER - The JetHawks struggled in the field and, with one notable exception, the plate and lost 5-3 to the Visalia Oaks The Visalia Oaks are a minor league baseball team in Visalia, California, U.S. They are a "high-A" class team of the Arizona Diamondbacks operating in the California League.
The Oaks play home games at Recreation Park; opened in 1967, the stadium seats 1,800 fans. in front of 2,377 at Lancaster Municipal Stadium on Wednesday.
The JetHawks committed four errors, three by second baseman second baseman
The infielder who is positioned near and to the first-base side of second base.
Noun 1. second baseman - (baseball) the person who plays second base
second sacker Danny Richar Danny Adam Richar (born June 9, 1983 in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Chicago White Sox.
Richar originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 9, 2001. , but only one of the five runs charged to starter Doug Slaten (3-3) was unearned. The Oaks collected four extra-base hits, including a solo homer by catcher Jeff Winchester 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 double by Ryan Shealy.
The JetHawks stayed close behind third baseman Dan Uggla, who hit a solo homer and a two-run shot in his first two at-bats. But the rest of the lineup had little success against Oaks starter Zack Parker (2-3) in seven strong innings. After Uggla, JetHawks hitters managed five singles.
--Injury update: JetHawks pitcher Jason Bulger had his injured arm examined by specialist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday. Bulger could need Tommy John surgery Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, knee, or foot of the , but the Arizona Diamondbacks wanted a second opinion.
--Matchup: JetHawks' right-hander Scott Barber (3-2, 5.60)will face Visalia right-hander Mike Esposito (2-2, 3.26) in a 7:15 p.m. start at The Hangar.
--Tuesday's top performers: Bill Murphy (CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge ) ran his Single-A Kane County (Ill.) record to 3-3, allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts to beat Battle Creek. Murphy's former Matadors teammate Eric Verbryke went 0 for 3 with a run scored for Battle Creek. ... Single-A Clinton's (Iowa) Kameron Loe (Granada Hills/CSUN) threw five scoreless innings of relief, allowing four hits and striking out three with no walks.
- Chris Cocoles
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