Blaze go down to Jethawks in first game of their three-game series

Blaze go down at home to Jethawks

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Pitcher Carlos Contreras' error in the sixth inning led to two unearned runs, which helped Lancaster cement their 6-3 win over the Blaze Monday night at Sam Lynn Ballpark.

The Blaze trailed 2-0 after an inning on the strength of a single from the Jethawks M.P. Kokinas, which drove in both runs.

The Blaze would eventually tie things at two on Juan Duran fielder's choice in the first inning and a RBI single in the second from Juan Silva.

Contreras (3-7) would calm down after that shaky first inning and retire 12 Jethawks in a row, as he would allow four hits, three earned runs and strike out eight in six innings of work.

Contreras' throwing error on a Delino DeShields bunt attempt in the sixth opened the flood gates, as he would score on a Carlos Perdomo single to help the Jethawks retake the lead at 3-2.

Kokinos would drive in another run with a sacrifice fly later in the sixth to give Lancaster a 4-2 lead it would never relinquish.

David Vidal would hit a solo homer, his second of the year, in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Blaze deficit to 4-3, but they could get no closer.

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