Cal League Baseball: Quakes Burn Past 66ers 16-2 on Saturday

Rancho Cucamonga Secures 50 Second Half Wins

By Andrew Chapman

Rancho Cucamonga, CA- The Quakes routed Inland Empire in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday night, securing their 50th win of the second half and downing the south division rivals 16-2.

Jared Walker highlighted the night with a grand slam and the offense benefited throughout the night from 12 total walked.

Cristian Santana and Connor Wong opened the scoring in the first against Simon Mathews with a pair of RBI-singles. Mathews (4-7) walked Jeren Kendall and Walked following with the slam, the fifth on the season for Rancho to make it 6-zip.

Isaac Anderson worked five complete innings on Saturday night, allowing a run in the second and third innings. Anderson (10-6) struck out eight and walked two to become the first Quakes pitcher to touch ten wins this season.

The Quakes added four more runs in the third and Omar Estevez drilled a three-run double in the fourth to make it 14-2. Estevez finished the game 2-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to a league-best 23 games.

Brandon Montgomery capped the scoring with a bases loaded walked in the fifth to make it 16-2. Relievers Sven Schueller and Dan Jagiello closed out the game combining for four shutout innings from the bullpen.

Saturday’s win is Rancho’s seventh in a row over Inland Empire and the club will look to clinch the series on Sunday at 2:05 PM. The Quakes will send RHP Max Gamboa to the mound to face RHP Travis Herrin (0-1).

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