Franchise-Record Winning Streak Ends at 15
Rancho Cucamonga, CA-The historic 15-game winning streak came to a close on Wednesday night as the Quakes fell to Lancaster, 6-2.
The Quakes never led in the contest and the loss marks thefirst defeat since June 25th in Lake Elsinore.
Left-hander Austin Hamilton was called in to start in placeof Isaac Anderson, who was promoted to double-A Tulsa prior to the game. Hamilton pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, butallowed an RBI-double to Joel Diaz in the second to make it 1-0 Lancaster.
The JetHawks crossed an additional pair of runs in the thirdagainst Hamilton. Colton Welker drovehome Manny Melendez on a sacrifice fly and Tyler Nevin added an RBI-two-baggerfor the 3-zip lead. Hamilton (1-1) hadhis night come to an end after four complete innings, striking out one and notwalking a batter in the loss.
Rancho attempted to inch their way back in the third with aGavin Lux leadoff single. The base hitextended Lux's hitting streak to a season-best for the Quakes at 13 games. Rylan Bannon followed with a double to openthe scoring and Connor Wong smashed a solo shot in the fourth to make it 3-2Lancaster.
Reliever Ryan Moseley entered on in the fifth but battledcontrol problems, issuing a bases loaded walk and surrendering a two-run doubleto Wes Rogers. Moseley was removed aftertwo-thirds of an inning and Yeison Cespedes proceeded to cover 3.1 shutoutframes for the Quakes.
The Quakes managed to put the tying run on deck in the ninthafter reliever Justin Lawrence opened with free passes to Saige Jenco and Lux. Lawrence however, would go on to retire threein order and close the game at 6-2.
Following the loss, the Quakes see the historic 15-gamewinning streak come to a close but still sit six games ahead, in first place inthe south division at 18-3.
The Quakes will look to take three-of-four from the JetHawkson Thursday night with RHP Dustin May (5-3) scheduled to start for RanchoCucamonga. Lancaster's starting pitcherhas not been announced for Thursday's action beginning at 7:05 PM.
Fans can join us for Thirsty Thursday at LoanMart Field! $2Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts and $4 premium drafts along with wine andmargaritas will be available throughout the game thanks to Bernard's. Tickets areavailable at rcquakes.com or by calling (909) 481-5000.
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