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Quakes split their doubleheader against Storm

Jeter Downs
Jeter Downs
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

All four affiliates lost but the Quakes also got the win in the second game of their doubleheader.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers couldn’t catch the Storm Chasers (Royals) as they lost 5-3. Trailing by five in the eighth inning, the Dodgers were able to score three and have the tying run at the plate but could not get one more big hit.

Dennis Santana started and pitched five innings and gave up three runs (one earned). He struck out six and walked two. Justin Grimm followed and he allowed the other two runs to the Storm Chasers.

Kyle Garlick hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and he later scored the third run in the inning for the Dodgers. Connor Joe had two singles and a walk.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers saw their three-run lead disappear when they gave up four runs in the fifth and they eventually fell to the Cardinals 7-4 at Springfield. J.D. Martin took the loss, in his five innings pitched, Martin gave up five runs (four earned) and six hits.

Zach McKinstry drove in two with a single in the third inning and DJ Peters hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Nolan Long continued his solid season with a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes and the Storm (Padres) split their doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Storm won the first game by a 3-1 score and then the Quakes beat the Storm 1-0 in the second game.

The Storm scored all three of their runs in the first game against Michael Grove. Grove pitched three innings and along with the three runs, he also allowed five hits. He did have two strikeouts.

The Quakes scored their only run in the first game from a groundout. Starling Heredia scored that run and also had two hits.

The second game was either well-pitched or neither team’s offenses showed up. The teams had three hits combined and only one, Jeter Downs’ seventh home run produced a run.

Wills Montgomerie pitched 5⅔ scoreless innings to get the win. He gave up one hit and three walks. He struck out five.

Logan Salow picked up his third save with 1⅓ scoreless innings and two strikeouts.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored three runs in the first inning and then the Hot Rods (Rays) scored all the rest of the runs on their way to a 6-3 win. With the game tied 3-3 in the seventh, Chris Betts gave the Hot Rods their first lead with a one-run double. Then, Kaleo Johnson hit a two-run homer to make it a three-run lead.

Niko Hulsizer continued his strong start to the season with his 13th home run of the season, a three-run shot to put the Loons out in front. Hulsizer would also hit a double as he went 2-for-3.


  • Catcher Jordan Procyshen assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Cucamonga placed infielder Eric Peterson on the 7-day injured list
  • Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Jose Chacin on the temporarily inactive list

Tuesday scores

Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 3

Springfield 7, Tulsa 4

Lake Elsinore 3, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Rancho Cucamonga 1, Lake Elsinore 0

Bowling Green 6, Great Lakes 3

Wednesday schedule

4:30 pm PDT: Tulsa (J.D. Martin) at Springfield (TBD)

4:35 pm: Oklahoma City (Justin De Fratus) at Omaha (TBD)

4:35 pm: Great Lakes (Andre Jackson) at Bowling Green (TBD)

6:00 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lake Elsinore (TBD)