LANCASTER, Calif. - It was another day at The Hangar and another lopsided loss for the Stockton Ports. The Ports saw the Lancaster JetHawks score the first five runs of Monday night's contest on their way to a 10-5 victory over Stockton as they took three of four in the teams' final series of the 2017 season.
The JetHawks got their offense rolling early in the first inning as Hamlet Marte singled to left with a runner at second to give Lancaster a 1-0 lead. After Ports starter Dalton Sawyer (1-2) issued a walk to Wes Rogers, he gave up a three-run homer to Mylz Jones, his first of two homers on the night, that gave the JetHawks a 4-0 advantage.
Lancaster added a run in the second as Robbie Perkins singled to open the frame and scored on an RBI single two batters later by Garrett Hampson that made it 5-0.
Stockton's first run of the contest came in the fourth as Brett Siddall singled with one out and scored on an ensuing double to right field by Mikey White to cut the JetHawks lead to 5-1. It was the only run allowed by JetHawks starter Ty Culbreth (2-0), who picked up the win after tossing five innings and allowing five hits while walking one and striking out two.
The JetHawks got the run back in the bottom of the fourth as Avery Romero doubled to lead off the inning and scored two batters later on a bunt-single by Wilson Soriano to make it 6-1.
Sawyer would start the fifth inning but give up a single on his first pitch to Marte, at which point he was lifted for Kyle Friedrichs. Friedrichs, on his first pitch, gave up a two-run homer to Rogers that made it an 8-1 contest. Friedrichs then issued a four-pitch walk to Jones, who scored three batters later on an RBI single to center by Soriano to make it a 9-1 contest.
Sawyer would suffer the loss, going four-plus innings and allowing seven runs on 10 hits.
Lancaster's final tally of the night came on the second homer of the night by Jones, a solo blast to left off Friedrichs to lead off the seventh and run the JetHawks lead to 10-1. Friedrichs went four innings and allowed three runs on five hits.
After three scoreless innings worked by Logan Cozart and Carlos Polanco, Marc Magliaro took over in the ninth and gave up a leadoff walk to Sandber Pimentel. After an out was recorded, he gave up back-to-back singles to Seth Brown and Santiago Chavez that loaded the bases. Skye Bolt came up next and delivered a grand slam to center field that cut Stockton's deficit to 10-5. It marked Bolt's second grand slam of the season and the second straight game in which the Ports scored four runs in the ninth inning. Magliaro, however, would recover and record a strikeout of Eli White and get Nate Mondou to fly out to right to end the ballgame.
Monday night's game marked the second straight contest in which the Ports gave up 15 hits, matching a season-high for hits allowed. It marked the seventh time on the year that Stockton has allowed 15 hits in a contest.
After going 3-4 on their seven-game Southern California trip, the Ports will have a day off on Tuesday and return to Banner Island Ballpark on Wednesday to open a four-game set with the Inland Empire 66ers. Both teams have yet to announce their starters for the series opener. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PDT.
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