Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes topped the San Jose Giants on Thursday night by a final score of 8-4, just one night after they saw their nine-game win streak come to an end.
Amidst San Jose's comeback efforts, Connor Wong finally put the Giants (39-52, 9-13) to bed with a clutch, two-out, multi-run scoring hit in the bottom of the seventh for the Quakes (55-35, 14-8).
San Jose would not go away in game two of the three-game set, as they knotted up the score on two different occasions. The latter instance occurred when Dalton Combs launched a solo shot off of Wills Montgomerie in the top-of-the-seventh inning, making it a 4-4 ballgame.
However, Rancho would corral the lead right back for the second consecutive inning, as Wong laced a game-winning, two-run triple into the left-center field gap, making it 6-4.
Deacon Liput, with an RBI single later on in the seventh, and Donovan Casey, with another RBI knock in the eighth, added a couple of insurance tallies.
Montgomerie (8-2), despite allowing four earned runs in five innings, ended up as the winning pitcher in the game.
Rodolfo Martinez (0-1) shouldered the loss, surrendering three earned runs across 1.2 frames.
In the rubber match of the series, the Quakes will send RHP Josiah Gray (0-6) to the mound, while RHP Jose Marte (0-3) starts for the Giants.
On Friday, July 12th, it is Family RV $1 Feast Night at LoanMart Field with $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Sodas and $1 Ice Cream Sandwiches. Also, on Saturday, July 13th, as Rancho welcomes Stockton to town for the first time in 2019, it is Magic and Wizards Firework Night, presented by Massage Envy. To join in on all the fun, purchase your tickets online rcquakes.com or by calling (909) 481-5000… Go Quakes!
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