VISALIA, Calif. - Peter Lambert did not allow an earned run over six innings and received late run support to give the Lancaster JetHawks an 11-4 win over the Visalia Rawhide on Monday afternoon at Recreation Park.
Lambert (9-7) allowed only an unearned run in the first inning and did not walk a batter en route to his ninth win. The right-hander has now allowed an earned run or walked a batter over his last two starts (12 innings pitched).
The JetHawks (51-44, 13-12) were held scoreless until the sixth inning by Visalia starter Bo Takahashi (5-5). Lancaster took the lead with four runs in the sixth thanks to four hits and two costly Rawhide errors. Three of the runs were unearned.
Lancaster broke the game open with a three run eighth inning against reliever J.R. Bradley. Chris Rabago whacked a two-run double in the frame.
Rabago added a three-run double in the ninth inning to give Lancaster 11 runs in the game. His five RBI in the game marked a new personal season-high.
Mylz Jones recorded a season-high four hits in the game including a double. Yonathan Daza and Wes Rogers each totaled three hits, a RBI and a double. The three-hit game for Daza marked his league-leading 41st multi-hit game of the season in his 83rd game played.
The JetHawks and Rawhide (47-48, 11-14) will play the rubber game of the three-game series on Tuesday morning at Recreation Park. Trey Killian (6-6) starts against left-hander Cody Reed (2-4). First pitch is 11 a.m.
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