Cal League Baseball: Rancho Cucamonga Homers Its Way to a 8-4 Win Over the 66ers

Three Home Runs Friday Plated Seven of Eight Runs for Quakes

By Andrew Chapman

Rancho Cucamonga, CA- A seven-run inning highlighted the night for the Quakes offense as a sell-out crowd witnessed Rancho roll to their fourth straight win, an 8-4 victory over the 66ers in Friday night’s series opener.

Angels’ starting pitcher Garrett Richards joined Inland Empire on major league rehab assignment and was knocked around in the front end of Rancho’s rally.

Trailing 2-1 in the fourth, Logan Landon opened with an RBI single to tie the game and Hamlet Marte followed with a three-run homer to put Rancho on top 5-2. Mark Brakeman relieved Richards mid way through the inning and Cody Thomas took him deep with a three-run shot stretching to an 8-2 lead.

Hit with the loss, Richards (0-1) allowed five earned runs, also surrendering a solo homer to Rylan Bannon in the third to put the Quakes on the board.

On the mound for the Quakes Tony Gonsolin allowed two runs over four innings and tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in a no-decision. Ryan Moseley, Nolan Long and Jason Richman covered the remainder of the game out of the bullpen and continued to rack up the strikeouts, as Rancho punched out a season-high 19 batters.

Long (4-0) was handed the win after allowing one run over 2.1 innings of work. Following the win the Quakes remain atop the South division with a 7-2 record over the second half of play.

The Quakes continue the five-game series on Saturday with RHP Dean Kremer scheduled to start for the Quakes. Kremer (5-3) will be opposed by Matt Ball (1-1) of Inland Empire. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.

The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a Quakes hat and all fans will get to enjoy a post game fireworks show all thanks to U.S. Bank. Tickets are available online at or by calling (909) 481-5000.

Press Release Provided By the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes