Jones goes deep twice, JetHawks take series

Lancaster wins final three games over Stockton, goes 5-2 on homestand

By Marshall Kelner / Lancaster JetHawks | July 10, 2017 8:00 PM ET

 

LANCASTER, Calif. - Palmdale native Mylz Jones hit two home runs and the JetHawks won their third straight over the Stockton Ports to take the series, 10-5, on Monday night at The Hangar.

It was the first multi-homer game for Jones this season and the fourth for the JetHawks. His first long ball came in the opening inning, as he blasted a three-run shot off the batter's eye in center field. He added a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the seventh.

Lancaster led from wire-to-wire. They put up four runs in the first inning, the final three coming on Jones's first homer. Hamlet Marte opened the scoring with an RBI single.

The JetHawks made it 5-0 in the second on an RBI single by Garrett Hampson. After Stockton scored its first run in the top of the fourth on a Mikey White RBI double, Lancaster got the run back in the bottom of the fourth when Wilson Soriano delivered an RBI single. Soriano recorded three hits for the second straight game. He finished the series 7-for-11 with six RBI.

Wes Rogers highlighted a three-run fifth inning for the JetHawks with a two-run home run, his eighth of the season and his second consecutive game with a long ball. He went 14-for-26 (.538) on the seven-game homestand with three home runs, eight RBI, and six stolen bases.

Stockton scored four runs in the ninth inning, all coming on a grand slam by Skye Bolt. It was his second grand slam and 10th home run this season.

Ty Colbreth (2-0) earned the win for Lancaster. The left-hander went five innings and allowed one run on five hits. In his first 11 innings with the JetHawks, he has surrendered just two runs. Logan Cozart followed with two scoreless frames out of the Lancaster bullpen, striking out two. Carlos Polanco also fanned a pair in a perfect eighth inning.  

Dalton Sawyer (1-2) suffered the loss for Stockton. The lefty gave up seven runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings of work. Kyle Friedrichs pitched the final four innings for the Ports and allowed the final two of the three home runs in the game by the JetHawks.

The JetHawks recorded seven extra base hits for the second consecutive game, one shy of a season-high. Yonathan Daza went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles to move his league-leading batting average up to .358.

The JetHawks have the day off on Tuesday before opening a seven-game road trip with the first of four in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday night. Right-hander Peter Lambert (7-7) will start for Lancaster. First pitch is 6:00 p.m.  

The JetHawks are in their first season as a Colorado Rockies affiliate. Full Season, Hawks Packs and Group Tickets are available now at jethawks.com, or by calling (661) 726-5400.

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