Quakes Dominate Visalia And Win 8-1
Ryan Chaffee turned in a brilliant pitching performance, as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes earned their second straight win on the current road trip, dominating Visalia by a score of 8-1 on Thursday night at Recreation Park.
Chaffee (3-2) allowed six hits and worked around four walks over a season-high seven innings, thanks in part to three double-plays turned in by the Quakes' defense.
All nine Quakes in the starting lineup hit safely, as Rancho Cucamonga pounded out 14 hits on the night.
Tyson Auer led the way for the Quakes, as he accounted for three hits, in addition to two stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored.
Auer led off the game with a single and after stealing second, scored on Alexi Amarista's RBI single off Visalia starter Ryan Cook, putting the Quakes on top, 1-0.
In the fourth, Eric Oliver, just called up from Cedar Rapids, delivered a two-run double with two outs, putting the Quakes up 3-0. Rian Kiniry followed with an RBI single, driving in Oliver to make it 4-0 against Cook (1-3).
The Quakes broke it open in the sixth, scoring three more times. Angel Castillo and Auer each had an RBI hit to highlight the inning against Visalia reliever Andrew Wolcott.
Jon Townsend's RBI single in the seventh capped the Quakes' scoring, making it 8-0.
Nick Pugliese took over for Chaffee in the eighth, but allowed a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt, as the Rawhide broke up the shutout at 8-1. Pugliese retired six of the seven batters he faced to end the night.
The Quakes (26-22) send left-hander Patrick Corbin (0-0) to the mound on Friday night, as he makes his California League debut. Visalia will counter with Taylor Sinclair (3-2), with game time scheduled for 7:00pm.
The Quakes will return from the current road trip on Thursday, June 3rd, as they open a four-game series against Lancaster with a Buffalo Wild Wings Thirsty Thursday. Fans can enjoy $2 16oz domestic drafts and 20oz sodas all throughout the game, thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings and X-103.9. Tickets are available by calling (909) 481-5000 or online at rcquakes.com. We hope to see you at The Epicenter very soon. Go Quakes!
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