It helps to have good talent, which the JetHawks do, but it’s better to play well together. That’s something Lancaster has done since the first game of the season. Though there has been some cooling off over the last eight days, the JetHawks are still 8-4 to start the season, good enough for first place in the California League’s southern division. And an encouraging sign is the way the pitchers are starting to handle the elements at Clear Channel Stadium.
Season Record: 8-4
4/9-4/16 Record: 4-3
How the Top 20 prospects fared this week:
No. 6 2B Delino DeShields Jr – .214, RBI, 3 R
No. 7 RHP Mike Foltynewicz – 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 9 H, 8 K
No. 11 SS Nolan Fontana - .241, HR, 6 RBI, 7 R
Other prospects who starred this week:
OF Preston Tucker - .364, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R
OF Andrew Aplin - .207, HR, 7 RBI, 7 R
OF Drew Muren - .379, HR, 6 RBI, 9 R
3B Matt Duffy - .367, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R
RHP Chris Devenski – 2-0, 9 IP, ER, 7 H, 10 K
Notes: After a rough pair of starts to begin his time in Lancaster, Foltynewicz is starting to get the knack of the California League. He allowed five runs, but only two earned, in his first outing this week and followed that up with a scoreless five inning start. Aplin’s average wasn’t great this week, but thanks to a grand slam and some productive work when he got on base he posted good numbers. Meanwhile Tucker, Muren and Duffy all took advantage of the offensive advantage in Lancaster. Devenski, on the other hand, was the envy of all pitchers who pass through Lancaster, earning a win in both of his outings last week.