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PITCHER OF THE WEEK – MATT BOWER, LANCASTER

Matt Bower went five strong innings against Lake Elsinore to earn Cal League Pitcher of the Week honors. Bower allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out 10 over five shutout innings. It was the lefty’s first start at Lancaster after coming up from Quad Cities.

POST-SEASON AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The California League handed out post-season honors on Friday with A.J. Reed taking home the MVP award while Antonio Senzatela was named Pitcher of the Year. Reed tore up the league in 82 games with Lancaster before being promoted to AA in July. Senzatela has made 23 starts for the Modesto Nuts and leads the circuit in ERA (2.40) and  WHIP (1.05).

The full list of honorees is as follows:

2015 CALIFORNIA LEAGUE POSTSEASON ALL-STAR TEAM
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Tyler Ogle C Rancho Cucamonga LAD
A.J. Reed* 1B Lancaster HOU
Jamie Westbrook 2B Visalia ARI
Ryan McMahon 3B Modesto COL
Christian Arroyo SS San Jose SF
Eric Aguilera UT Inland Empire LAA
Cody Bellinger DH Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Tyler O’Neill OF Bakersfield SEA
Brett Phillips OF Lancaster HOU
Raimel Tapia OF Modesto COL
Dan Altavilla P Bakersfield SEA
Anthony Banda P Visalia ARI
Chase Johnson P San Jose SF
Antonio Senzatela P Modesto COL
J.R. House Manager Visalia ARI
Gil Heredia Coach Visalia ARI
Rex Whitney Turf Manager Rancho Cucamonga LAD
Vic Zapien Clubbie Stockton OAK

* Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year
† Pitcher of the Year

(Table from official California League webpage)

JEMILOA, DAVIS NAMED PITCHER/PLAYER OF THE WEEK

RHP Zach Jemiola of the Modesto Nuts was named California League Pitcher of the Week. Jemiola went seven innings against San Jose on Wednesday and didn’t allow a run, walking one and striking out six while giving up four hits.

All Pitchers of the Week at MiLB.com

3B J.D. Davis of Lancaster went 12-for-26 with 6 HR and 15 RBI while earning California League Offensive Player of the Week honors. Davis had a slash line of .462/.481/1.192 while homering in six straight games.

All Offensive Players of the Week at MiLB.com

MONDAY SCOREBOARD

No Games Scheduled

TUESDAY GAMES

BAKERSFIELD at LAKE ELSINORE
VISALIA at SAN JOSE
LANCASTER at INLAND EMPIRE
RANCHO CUCAMONGA at HIGH DESERT
STOCKTON at MODESTO

HIGH DESERT COMES BACK FOR WALK-OFF WIN

imagesThe High Desert Mavericks entered the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night trailing Lancaster 6-4, but pulled off a 7-6 win on Ronald Guzman‘s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. It was the fifth straight win for High Desert, who maintained a one-game lead over Rancho Cucamonga atop the South division.

The Mavericks got on the board first with an RBI single by Joe Jackson in the first inning but Lancaster’s Ronnie Mitchell belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give the Jethawks the lead. High Desert answered with two runs in the bottom half, but Mitchell launched a grand slam in the fifth to give Lancaster a 6-3 lead.

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2015 #2 OVERALL PICK BREGMAN PROMOTED TO LANCASTER

lancasterjethawksnewSS Alex Bregman, the #2 overall pick in this year’s First-Year Player Draft was promoted to Lancaster today and entered the game against Rancho Cucamonga in the 7th inning. Bregman, from LSU, played 29 games at loA Quad Cities, batting .259/.368/.330.

Along with Bregman, the Astros promoted OF Sean McMullen, who belted his first hiA homer in the second inning tonight. McMullen was also drafted out of LSU in 2014.

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JETHAWKS BECOME PORTS IN MLB DEADLINE DEAL

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching and the first of what should be many deals happened yesterday with the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s swapping players. Houston acquired LHP Scott Kazmir for “a pair of minor-leaguers” who were both playing with the Lancaster Jethawks,

The A’s received C Jacob Nottingham and P Daniel Mengden, both of whom were assigned to the Stockton Ports. Nottingham had recently been promoted to Lancaster from Quad Cities where he batted .326/.387/.543 with 10 homers in 59 games. In 17 games at Lancaster, it was more of the same: .324/.368/.606 with 4 homers.

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3-RUN FIRST INNING, MORE STRONG PITCHING FOR GIANTS

San JoseThe San Jose Giants are the hottest team in the California League and they used both power and strong pitching to down Lancaster 3-1 Saturday night at Municipal Stadium. The Giants (44-48 overall, 14-8 in the second half) got first-inning homers from Angel Villalona and Tyler Horan to jump out to a 3-0 lead and starter Jason Forjet went six shutout innings to pick up the win.

The Giants have now won 10 of their last 11 and are approaching the .500 mark overall after a disastrous start to the season.

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PALKA’S WALKOFF WINS IT FOR RAWHIDE

RawhideThe Visalia Rawhide have been a powerhouse this season, winning the first-half title in the North Division and getting out of the gate strong in the second half, despite numerous roster changes. But on Monday they were playing to avoid a sweep at home against the Bakersfield Blaze.

It all looked good for Visalia through seven innings as they held a 4-0 lead and starter Ryan Doran and reliever Bud Jeter had put up a string of zeroes. But Bakersfield got up off the mat in the eighth with four runs to tie the game.

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LANCASTER, RANCHO TRADING BLOWS ATOP THE SOUTH DIVISION

CLThe Lancaster Jethawks and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are half-way through a four-game series at LoanMart Field, with each team scoring a win so far. Rancho Cucamonga’s 6-5 win tonight moved the Quakes (7-6) to within one game of the Jethawks (8-5) in the early second-half standings of the South division.

Rancho Cucamonga is already in the playoffs as the first-half division winner and Lancaster is the defending California League champion.

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LANCASTER COMES BACK FROM 4-0 DEFICIT, WINS 9-6 OVER 66ERS

lancasterjethawksnewThe Lancaster Jethawks had a pair of three-run innings to climb out of a 4-0 first-inning hole and went on to win 9-6 over Inland Empire at The Hangar Friday night. Marc Wik homered for the second straight night and doubled while driving in three runs in front of a home crowd of 5,722.

Inland Empire rallied big in the first inning off of Lancaster starter Evan Grills. The left-hander gave up the four earned runs when he surrendered four straight hits to the middle of the 66ers lineup, and then left the game in the second due to an apparent injury after facing just 10 batters.

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