Lancaster JetHawks win championship
The first for the team
The Lancaster JetHawks notched a 3-2 victory over the Modesto Nuts, winning their first ever California League Championship title Saturday.
“We are extremely proud of our JetHawks for bringing home Lancaster’s first California League Championship title,” stated Mayor R. Rex Parris. “There is some exceptional talent on this team. I would not be surprised to see several of these young men in the major leagues in the coming years.”
Last Tuesday, the JetHawks clinched the South Division Finals, securing a spot in the Championship Series. In the first game of the series, played in Modesto last Thursday, the Lancaster JetHawks beat the Modesto Nuts 7-4. On Friday, the JetHawks crushed Modesto 11-2.
The third and final game was held Saturday at Lancaster Municipal Stadium, with almost 3,000 fans in attendance.
The JetHawks started strong with a home run by Delino DeShields Jr. in the bottom of the first inning. They then scored two runs in the third, followed by the Nuts plating two runs during the fourth inning. No additional runs were scored by either team, resulting in a 3-2 win for the JetHawks.
“The JetHawks’ performance in the Championship Series was phenomenal,” said Mark Bozigian, city manager. “The championship is especially sweet since Lancaster had lost to Modesto in the 2004 Championship Series. We are really proud of our team.”
This is the third Championship Series for the Lancaster JetHawks, the minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. The JetHawks competed for the title in 2004 and 2008, but were bested by Modesto and Stockton, respectively.
The JetHawks are the first minor league baseball team in Los Angeles County to win a league championship since the Los Angeles Angels won the Pacific Coast League Championship in 1956.
For more information regarding the Lancaster JetHawks, visit www.jethawks.com.
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