The Houston Astros' Class-A advanced minor league affiliate Lancaster JetHawks play in a launching pad. No way to get around that fact. As a matter of fact, the JetHawks play in a stadium called the "The Hanger." The JetHawks lived up to that name in spades on Thursday against the Athletics' affiliate, the Stockton Ports.
The JetHawks won 29-11. You read that right, the Lancaster scored 29 runs over eight innings of offense.
FINAL: #JetHawks 29, Stockton 11— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 27, 2016
W: Winkelman 1-0
L: Graves 2-5
SV: Deemes 2
HR: Martin (5), Muniz 2 (5), Laureano (1), Stubbs (5), Boyd (3)
If you think that is crazy, just look at the scorecard from the game:
This is what a scorebook looks like when a team scores 29 runs. @JetHawks pic.twitter.com/4SqSkrdoig— Jason Schwartz (@jasondschwartz) May 27, 2016
Schwartz is a great broadcast and apparently an excellent scorekeeper as well -- such clean form.
Here are the highlights from the game, the JetHawks got:
- 23 hits
- 11 walks
- 3 doubles
- A triple
- 7 home runs
- Bobby Boyd had nine RBIs
- Jason Martin had six RBIs
Schwartz also noted that 29 runs were a franchise record but not a PCL record:
Cal League record for runs in a game: Fresno scored 34 in 1947— Jason Schwartz (@jasondschwartz) May 27, 2016
Record for most total runs in game: LE 33, HD 18 in 2009