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Quakes Win Again on Thursday!

September 3, 2021

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes won their second straight over division-rival Lake Elsinore, playing a well-rounded game in Thursday’s 8-4 final at LoanMart Field. Jose Ramos had two hits and drove in three runs, while the pitching staff turned in a solid outing for a second straight

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes won their second straight over division-rival Lake Elsinore, playing a well-rounded game in Thursday’s 8-4 final at LoanMart Field.

Jose Ramos had two hits and drove in three runs, while the pitching staff turned in a solid outing for a second straight night.

While the Storm struck first, their lead didn’t last long. Trailing 1-0 in the second, Rancho took advantage of a key Storm error, producing three unearned runs with two outs to take a 4-1 lead. A Luke McKenzie RBI groundout tied the game, before a two-out error on third baseman Lucas Dunn allowed the go-ahead run to score to make it 2-1. Ramos capped the frame with a two-run single for a three-run lead against Storm starter Levi Thomas (3-6).

The teams traded runs in the fifth, with Sauryn Lao helping Rancho reclaim a three-run lead, thanks to a two-out RBI double, making it 5-2.

Ramos homered in the seventh to make it 6-3, his fifth of the year. Imanol Vargas went deep with a man aboard three batters later, giving Rancho their largest lead of the night at 8-3. For Vargas, he’s now the active team leader with 14 homers on the year.

The Storm pushed a run across in the ninth, before Carlos Alejo came out of the pen to retire Jaryd Dale with the bases loaded, earning his seventh save and securing the 8-4 win.

Rancho starter Huei-Sheng Lin pitched well, but couldn’t get the last two outs of the fifth inning, as he allowed two runs on three hits over 4.1 innings.

Reliever Joan Valdez (2-2) was strong out of the pen, as he allowed just one run on one hit over 2.1 innings to notch the victory.

The Quakes (56-48) are scheduled to throw Jimmy Lewis (0-3) on Friday, while the Storm will answer with lefty Robert Gasser (0-0). Game time on Friday is 6:30pm.

Friday will be a special post-game Fireworks Celebration, so bring the family out to LoanMart Field! Tickets are available at rcquakes.com.

All games can be heard live with Mike Lindskog, by visiting our website at rcquakes.com and click the Listen Live button. You can also download the iHeart Radio app and find the RC Quakes Radio channel or on the Tune-In Radio app, by searching keyword Quakes. Have Amazon Alexa or a Google Home? You can use voice command to get the Quakes too, by enabling the Alexa and Google Skills for both iHeart Radio and Tune-In Radio.

We hope to see you at LoanMart Field very soon!