LANCASTER – Lancaster avoided getting swept with a convincing win Sunday, beating San Jose, 12-5, in the final game of the series at The Hangar.
Every JetHawk had at least a hit, and six players had multiple knocks in the victory over the Giants.
Lancaster (16-15) trailed by a pair after two innings but quickly leveled the game in the third. Alan Trejo drove in a run with a triple, and Roberto Ramos tied the game, 3-3, with an RBI single.
The middle of the order wreaked havoc on San Jose starter Melvin Adon (0-3), as the JetHawks scored five in the fourth inning. Colton Welker put Lancaster in front with a two-run double, and Ramos clobbered a three-run home run to knock Adon out of the game.
Ramos went 4-for-4 with five RBI in the win. The home run was his ninth of the season and his fifth in six games. Alan Trejo and Colton Welker each extended lengthy hit streaks as well. Trejo’s three-hit effort gave him a hit in 12-straight games, while Welker’s two knocks pushed his hitting streak to 13 games.
Lancaster’s seven extra-base hits as a team tied a season high. The JetHawks had 22 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Rico Garcia (4-2, pictured above) became the first JetHawk to pitch eight innings in a winning effort. The righty struck out seven and allowed five runs over eight innings.
San Jose (18-13) hit three home runs, but all three came with the bases empty. The Giants had won four out of five at The Hangar prior to Sunday’s contest. The two teams meet again next weekend in San Jose.
The JetHawks head into an off day Monday atop the division. Lancaster is the only team with a winning record in the South Division through 31 games.
The homestand continues on Tuesday with the first of three against Inland Empire. Lancaster sends Matt Dennis (2-4) to the mound against 66ers’ right-hander Jason Alexander (1-2). First pitch is slated for 6:35 pm at The Hangar.