Cal League Baseball: Ten For Ten; Quakes Beat Giants 8-3 in Extras

Tenth Straight Win for Rancho Cucamonga

By Mike Lindskog

San Jose, CA – A five-run tenth sent the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to their tenth straight victory on Thursday night, as they beat the San Jose Giants by a final of 8-3 at Municipal Stadium.

Logan Landon had three hits and drove in three runs, while Omar Estevez homered twice to pace Rancho’s ten-hit attack.

In just their second extra-inning game all year, the Quakes took advantage of countless San Jose mistakes in the tenth to take a five-run lead. With pinch-runner Connor Wong aboard at second base to start the tenth, Jeren Kendall put down a sacrifice bunt. San Jose reliever Rodolfo Martinez (3-7) fielded the bunt, but his throw to third base was high and late, as Wong slide in safely. With the infield pinching in with runners at first and third and no outs, Estevez hit a hard grounder off the glove of shortstop Brandon Van Horn, allowing Wong to score, giving the Quakes the lead for good at 4-3.

Landon followed with a two-run double, plating Kendall and Estevez for a 6-3 advantage. Jared Walker then singled and Steve Berman walked to load the bases. After a Gavin Lux lineout, Rylan Bannon then singled off the glove of third baseman Wander Franco, making it 7-3. Cody Thomas followed with a hard grounder to first baseman Gio Brusa. Brusa came home to get the force at the plate, but his throw bounced in the dirt for the second Giants’ error of the inning, making it 8-3.

Andre Scrubb (2-0), who came on with two outs in the eighth, retired all three batters he faced in the tenth to hang on for the win.

Starter Ryan Moseley gave up an early run in the first, but settled into a nice rhythm, retiring eight in a row at one point.

Estevez and Landon went back-to-back in the fourth, with Estevez capping his two-homer game with his eighth of the year. For Landon, the long-ball was his ninth of the year, as he finished the game with three extra-base hits.

The Quakes (48-37, 13-2) look to match their franchise-best winning streak with an 11th straight win on Friday night. Rancho will send Isaac Anderson (3-5) to the mound against San Jose’s Melvin Adon (2-5) at 7:00pm.

Press Release Provided By the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes