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Reynolds puts up seven-spot for Lancaster06/20/2006 2:58 AM ET
By Marc Jimenez
Mark Reynolds tied a franchise record by knocking in seven runs as Lancaster trampled Modesto Nuts on Monday night.
Reynolds went 4-for-5 with two homers as part of the JetHawks' 21-hit effort in the 15-8 thrashing of the visiting Nuts.
Reynolds, the California League leader in home runs in the first half, belted a two-run homer in the first and third innings -- his 18th and 19th of the season -- lined an RBI single in the fifth and smacked a two-run double in the sixth to match the Lancaster franchise record.
The 22-year-old shortstop is the first JetHawk with seven RBIs in a game since Victor Hall accomplished this feat on July 10, 2002.
"It's definitely an honor to tie the record," Reynolds said after the game. "It's a cool record to have. It was a big win for us. We work hard all day at the cages and to have 21 hits and the win ... that's a good night."
Reynolds also scored three runs and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. "[Brett] Butler, our manager, told me, 'If you hit anything into the gap, keep going!'"
Lancaster (33-38) also set a season high in runs and hits in the victory. Emilio Bonifacio homered in the fifth while Brandon Burgess, who hit a two-run shot, and Josh Ford smacked back-to-back dingers in the eighth.
Chris Rahl also had four hits, while Bonifacio, Ford and Carlos Gonzalez finished with three hits apiece. Reynolds, Rahl, Bonifacio and Gonzalez all scored three times.
Five JetHawks had three or more hits and four different players scored three runs.
Matthew Green (3-5) picked up the win, despite allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks in six innings.
Starter Humberto Cardenas (4-6) surrendered 12 runs on 16 hits in six innings for the Nuts (34-36). Ryan Fox entered in the seventh frame for the first scoreless inning since the second inning, but yielded three more runs in the eighth.
Jose Valdez homered in the second, Jeffrey Dragicevich hit a grand slam in the fourth and Justin Nelson added a solo shot in the eighth.
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