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Daeges Breaks Doubles Record, Johnson K's Ten in Win

August 8, 2007 - California League (CalL) - Lancaster JetHawks News Release

(LANCASTER, CA) - JetHawks fans have seen a player set a new record for most doubles in a season each of the last two seasons. However this season, Zach Daeges has broken the record with 25 games left and he looks to take the record with time to run and hide. Daeges hit two doubles and drove in four runs while Kris Johnson struck out ten batters in a 15-2 win over the Modesto Nuts. The win puts the JetHawks back to three games ahead of the Lake Elsinore Storm in the race for the second half title with 25 games remaining in the regular season.

The Modesto Nuts, the team with the best second-half record in the California League, were greeted rudely in their first visit of the season to the Hangar. Daeges' record-tying double in the third inning staked the JetHawks to a 2-0 lead. However, it was in the sixth inning when the JetHawks broke free. Daeges broke the record with a bases-loaded double, scoring three, and Brad Correll added a two-run triple as Lancaster pushed seven runs across the plate.

Kris Johnson started wracking up strikeouts from the first batter of the game. He struck out the side in the opening inning and went on to fan ten, the first JetHawks pitcher to do so in more than two seasons. Johnson won his sixth game of the season, allowing just one run over six innings of work.

Correll hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, giving him two hits and five RBI in the game. Daeges' two doubles drove home four. Tony Granadillo had three hits, Mark Wagner had two, and every JetHawks player reached base safely at least one time.

The JetHawks continue a three-game homestand Wednesday night against the Modesto Nuts. The JetHawks starter will be T.J. Nall (1-1, 5.34) while the Nuts go with Chaz Roe (4-11, 4.96). The game starts at 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on radio at Magic 1340 AM, as well as on internet at The Clubhouse Show opens the coverage at 5 PM with special guests including JetHawks manager Chad Epperson and former JetHawk/current Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Micah Owings.

It will be a Weenie Wednesday at Clear Channel Stadium. Great Hebrew National hot dogs will cost just $1 each throughout the game.

Great tickets for most JetHawks home games are available now. Contact the JetHawks box office by phone at (661) 726-5400 or online at

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