California League notebook: Quakes win 8-3 as bats come alive

Quakes right-handed starting pitcher Duke von Schamann prepares to deliver a pitch to rehabbing Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos at LoanMart Field. - Ronit Shah

The Quakes offense came alive on Wednesday night, as the team plated eight runs in a winning effort to salvage the final game of a three-game set against the Inland Empire 66ers.

After scoring just four runs combined in the two previous games against the Inland Empire 66ers, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes offense came alive on Wednesday night, plating eight runs total in the final game of a three-game set.

Pratt Maynard began the offensive production for the Quakes in the second inning when the catcher homered to right field with one man already on base. Rancho would tack on an additional run in the third inning, but the 3-0 lead evaporated after Inland Empire tied the game at 3-3 in the sixth inning.

However, that's when the Quakes would do most of their damage against Inland Empire's Dan Reynolds, scoring five runs in the frame while putting the game seemingly out of hand. Reynolds, who was charged with all eight runs, would be chased from the game after Pedro Guerrero hammered a two-run double towards the left field corner.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Duke von Schamann would turn in another excellent outing for the team. The righty allowed three runs on nine scattered hits and two walks while striking out three. The Quakes would receive three innings of scoreless work from the bullpen to close out the game.

Rancho Cucamonga will now head out for a seven-game road trip before returning to LoanMart Field on the 13th of June when the team hosts Stockton.

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