Quakes Score Eight Late Runs to top Nuts
By Toph Buzzard
Following the off-day on Monday, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes topped to the Modesto Nuts by a final tally of 13-10 on Tuesday night.
After the first four innings of play, the game was all knotted up at 5-5. Modesto erased a one-run deficit via a three-run top of the third, highlighted by Jake Scheiner’s solo blast that made it 4-2, Nuts. Rancho tied the game with three tallies of their own in the bottom of the fourth, thanks to Deacon Liput’s two-run triple and Brayan Morales’ RBI groundout.
The ballgame would seemingly slip out of the Quakes’ hands, as Modesto snatched the lead at 6-5 due to Jake Anchia’s RBI single in the sixth, only to add four more runs in the seventh.
With a 10-5 deficit heading into the seventh, Rancho showed true resiliency throughout the later innings. Jeren Kendall’s (15th) two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh highlighted yet another three-run frame for the Quakes. However, in the bottom of the eighth, that is when the magic happened.
Still trailing 10-8, the Quakes blasted off for five runs, including Miguel Vargas’ game-winning two-run single that made it 12-10. Rancho gave themselves some cushion when Hunter Feduccia drew an RBI walk, making it 13-10.
Colin Kober (3-2) was saddled with loss, finishing the night with a final line that featured six earned runs on seven hits in only one-plus inning.
On Wednesday, August 14th, Terra Vista Animal Hospital presents Bark in the Ballpark, as all four-legged and furry friends are welcome to LoanMart Field to take in the middle game of the three-game series. Purchase tickets online at rcquakes.com or by calling (909) 481-5000.
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