Rancho Blanked for Second Time this Year
By Andrew Chapman
Lake Elsinore, CA-The Quakes were unable to score a run on Lake Elsinore starting pitcher Adrian Morejon Wednesday night and were shut out for the second time this season, as the Storm evened the series with a 1-0 victory.
Rancho reliever Jason Richman loaded the bases in the seventh and Kelvin Melean came home to score on a passed ball to give Lake Elsinore the outright 1-0 lead.
The Quakes were unable to back starting pitcher Dustin May, who was strong in his second start of the season, not allowing a run and striking out a season-high nine over five innings.
Rancho went in order in the ninth, as Storm reliever Trevor Megill earned his first save of the year.
Richman (1-2), who allowed the unearned run in the seventh inning, was tacked with his first loss of the season.
Thursday’s contest will be the rubber-match of the three-game series and the Quakes will turn to Tony Gonsolin (0-1) in his seventh start of the season. He will be opposed by right-hander Ronald Bolanos (0-2) of the Lake Elsinore Storm. First pitch from The Diamond is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
Press Release Provided By the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes