66ers blanked by Jethawks

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Photo Courtesy/Richard Dawson 66ers starter Dan Tobik allowed three runs over seven innings during a 3-0 loss to the Lancaster Jethawks on Sunday, August 24.

The Inland Empire 66ers fell in its regular season home-finale 3-0 to the Lancaster Jethawks at San Manuel Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The loss dropped Inland Empire (56-77, 31-32 second half) one game behind Lancaster (76-57, 32-31) and the Lake Elsinore Storm with seven games left.

Dan Tobik took the tough-luck loss and fell to 4-8 on thThe Inland Empire 66ers fell in its regular season home-finale 3-0 to the Lancaster Jethawks at San Manuel Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The loss dropped Inland Empire (56-77, 31-32 second half) one game behind Lancaster (76-57, 32-31) and the Lake Elsinore Storm with seven games left.

Dan Tobik took the tough-luck loss and fell to 4-8 on the season despite pitching fairly well over seven innings for the 66ers. The 6’4” right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk to go with five strikeouts but Jethawks switch-hitting catcher Jobduan Morales proved to be a thorn in his side all day.

Morales connected on a one-out pitch from Tobik in the second and sent it over the right field wall for his fourth home run of the season to put Lancaster up 1-0.

Photo Courtesy/Richard Dawson ​Angel Rosa (#3) and Cal Tower (#13) work on getting their timing down in between innings.
Photo Courtesy/Richard Dawson
​Angel Rosa (#3) and Cal Tower (#13) work on getting their timing down in between innings.

That proved to be more than enough for Jethawks starter Kent Emanuel. The left-hander kept the 66ers off balance over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, limiting the offense to six hits and a walk while mixing in five strikeouts to earn his ninth win of the season.

Lancaster added two more runs in the fourth after Austin Elkins and Jon Kemmer singled and doubled respectively to start the inning. Elkins scored on a groundout by Tyler White while Kemmer advanced to third. That brought up Morales who went the other way this time and doubled to left to push the lead to 3-0.

The 66ers threatened in the eighth when Exicardo Cayones walked and Sherman Johnson singled to put two on with one out. The Jethawks brought in relief pitcher Andrew Walter and he got Chad Hinshaw to line out before striking out Dennis Raben to end the inning.

Inland Empire travels to Rancho Cucamonga for a four-game set starting Thursday, August 28.

e season despite pitching fairly well over seven innings for the 66ers. The 6’4” right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk to go with five strikeouts but Jethawks switch-hitting catcher Jobduan Morales proved to be a thorn in his side all day.

Morales connected on a one-out pitch from Tobik in the second and sent it over the right field wall for his fourth home run of the season to put Lancaster up 1-0.

That proved to be more than enough for Jethawks starter Kent Emanuel. The left-hander kept the 66ers off balance over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, limiting the offense to six hits and a walk while mixing in five strikeouts to earn his ninth win of the season.

Lancaster added two more runs in the fourth after Austin Elkins and Jon Kemmer singled and doubled respectively to start the inning. Elkins scored on a groundout by Tyler White while Kemmer advanced to third. That brought up Morales who went the other way this time and doubled to left to push the lead to 3-0.

The 66ers threatened in the eighth when Exicardo Cayones walked and Sherman Johnson singled to put two on with one out. The Jethawks brought in relief pitcher Andrew Walter and he got Chad Hinshaw to line out before striking out Dennis Raben to end the inning.

Inland Empire travels to Rancho Cucamonga for a four-game set starting Thursday, August 28.

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