Rancho Takes Two of Three as the Quakes Finish this Road Trip at 4-2
By Mike Lindskog
Lake Elsinore, CA – Tony Gonsolin tossed five scoreless innings and Jeren Kendall hit Rancho’s first grand slam of the year, as the Quakes defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm by a score of 6-2 on Thursday night at The Diamond.
Kendall’s grand slam was also his first home run of the year, as he staked the Quakes to a 4-0 lead against Storm starter Ronald Bolanos.
The Quakes added another in the third against Bolanos (0-3), as Omar Estevez doubled home Connor Wong for a 5-0 advantage.
Wong belted a solo-shot down the left-field line in the fifth, putting Rancho in front by six.
Chris Mathewson came on for Gonsolin (1-1) in the sixth and surrendered a two-run homer to Mike Zunica, as the Storm pulled to within four at 6-2. Mathewson got out of the sixth and pitched into the ninth, before Stetson Allie earned the final two outs to close down Rancho’s fourth win of the six-game road trip.
The Quakes (16-18) will send Jordan Sheffield (0-3) to the mound on Friday, as they host the Visalia Rawhide in a four-game series at LoanMart Field. Visalia will go with Riley Smith (1-2) in the opener, which will begin at 7:05pm.
Friday will be Family RV $1 Family Feast Night, featuring hot dogs, Pepsi products and ice cream sandwiches for just one dollar each. Tickets are available by calling (909) 481-5000 or online at rcquakes.com. We hope to see you at LoanMart Field very soon…Go Quakes!
Press Release Provided By the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes