Quakes Win Fourth Straight Series
By Mike Lindskog
The Rancho Cucamonga offense slugged three home runs on Wednesday morning, on their way to a 6-4 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers.
The win for the Quakes gives them two straight in the three-game series and a fourth straight series-win overall.
Marcus Chiu, Stevie Berman and Carlos Rincon all went yard, helping Rancho get a game over the 500-mark at home for the first time this year and nine games over .500 overall for the first time in 2019.
Leading 2-1 in the third, Nick Yarnall singled home Rincon and then rode home on Berman’s first round-tripper of the year, making it 5-1 after three innings.
Inland Empire came back to tally two runs in the fifth against Austin Hamilton and one more in the sixth against eventual winner Justin Bruihl (1-0), making it 5-4.
Jordan Sheffield got the final two outs in the eighth and then worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his sixth save in seven chances this year.
Rancho (21-12) will look for a three-game sweep on Thursday, hosting Inland Empire at 7:05pm. Leo Crawford (0-2) will throw for the Quakes, while the 66ers will go with Kyle Bradish (2-1).
Thursday is Thirsty Thursday, with drink specials throughout the night, including $2 Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts and $4 premium drafts. Tickets are available by calling (909) 481-5000 or online at rcquakes.com.
66ers 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
Quakes 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 X 6
W: Bruihl, Justin (1-0, 1.69) L: Lee, Jake (1-1, 4.20)
Photo by Steve Saenz
Press Release Provided By the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes