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Thursday Pebble Report: Lancaster hits five home runs in slugfest 17-11 victory

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A classic Cal League affair gives the Jet Hawks a big home win

The California League isn’t exactly known for it’s pitching duels and on Wednesday night in Lancaster, it is safe to say that is not what occurred.

The Jet Hawks hit five home runs, accounting for nine runs, and ran away from Lake Elsinore in a 17-11 victory. Luis Castro, Brian Serven, and Vince Fernandez all led the way for the Hawks with 10 combined hits and a home run each. Fernandez’s impressive year in Lancaster continued as he added his 15th homer, his 52nd and 53rd RBI, and upped his OPS to .919 on the year. The young slugger has shown legitimate power promise at every level in the minors for the organization and that hasn’t slowed down in 2018.

The Jet Hawks improved to 53-51 with the win, Manuel Melendez and Tyler Nevin also hit home runs during the game.

Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

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Triple-A: Oklahoma City Dodgers 5, Albuquerque 0

David Dahl: 2-for-4

Ryan McMahon: 1-for-4

Josh Fuentes: 1-for-4

Double-A: Trenton Thunder 9, Hartford Yard Goats 0

Brendan Rodgers (No.1 PuRP): 0-for-2, 2 BB

Brian Mundell (No.18 PuRP): 1-for-4

Ryan Castellani (No.6 PuRP): 4 23 IP, 8 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 2 K

Single-A Advanced: Lancaster Jet Hawks 17, Lake Elsinore Storm 11

Vince Fernandez (No.22 PuRP): 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Tyler Nevin (No.12 PuRP): 2-for-3, HR, 2 BB

Manuel Melendez: 2-for-5, HR, 4 RBI

Single-A: Lexington Legends 5, Asheville Tourists 1 (Game One), Lexington Legends 2, Asheville Tourists 1 (Game Two)

Sean Bouchard (Not Traded): 1-for-3, HR

Chad Spanberger (Traded): 0-for-1

Ryan Vilade (No.7 PuRP): 0-for-3 (Game One), 0-for-2 (Game Two)

Single-A Short Season: Hillsboro Hops 5, Boise Hawks 4

Cole Anderson: 4-for-5, HR

Daniel Jipping: 1-for-4Domin

Franklyn Soriano: 3 IP, 0 R, 3 K, 1 H

Rookie League: Grand Junction Rockies 4, Ogden Raptors 0

Grant Lavigne: 1-for-4, R

Reese Berberet: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Elio Serrano: 3 IP, 0 R, 1 K, 1 H

Dominican Summer League: DSL Mets 3, DSL Rockies 1

Ronaiker Palma: 1-for-4

Anderson Amarista: 8 23 IP, 7 K, 2 R (0 ER)

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado 6, DSL Royals2 3

Vladimir Dilone: 1-for-3, HR

Hanser Valerio: 2-for-3, RBI

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Thursday Probables:

Triple-A Albuquerque: Peter Lambert (2-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. Oklahoma City

Double-A Hartford: Jesus Tinoco (6-8, 5.44 ERA) vs. New Hampshire

Single-A Advanced Lancaster: Brandon Gold (7-6, 5.42 ERA) vs. Lake Elsinore

Single-A Asheville: Nick Kennedy (2-10, 6.77 ERA) vs. Lexington

Single-A Short Season Boise: TBD vs. Hillsboro

Rookie Grand Junction: TBD vs. Ogden

Dominican Summer League: Kiever Osorio vs. DSL Royals2, Kevin Garcia vs. DSL Mets1