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Sixers Use the Long-Ball to Down Quakes

June 3, 2021

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes were victimized by the long-ball on Wednesday night, as the Inland Empire 66ers smacked three home runs on their way to a 6-4 win over the Quakes at LoanMart Field Jeremiah Jackson put the 66ers ahead to stay in the fifth, as

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes were victimized by the long-ball on Wednesday night, as the Inland Empire 66ers smacked three home runs on their way to a 6-4 win over the Quakes at LoanMart Field

Jeremiah Jackson put the 66ers ahead to stay in the fifth, as he lined a three-run shot into the trees in left-center off of Adolfo Ramirez (1-2).

Rancho hit two round-trippers of their own, as Jonny DeLuca (3) and Eddys Leonard (3) both went deep in the fourth, giving the Quakes a temporary 2-1 lead against eventual winner Jose Salvador (1-1).

The Jackson blast gave the Sixers a 5-3 lead and they never looked back. Jackson struck again in the seventh, as he laced a run-scoring triple to right-center, giving Inland Empire a 6-3 lead.

The Quakes battled back in the eighth, taking advantage of an error and a wild pitch, as Brandon Lewis eventually scored on an RBI hit by Alex De Jesus, making it 6-4.

In the ninth, the Quakes got the lead-off man aboard, but Inland Empire reliever Dakota Donovan slammed the door for his first save of the year by striking out the next three hitters.

AJ Pollock went 1-for-2 with a run scored in his final rehab game for the Quakes.

Rancho (13-12) now leads Inland Empire by just one game in the standings and will host the 66ers again on Thursday night. Right-hander Gavin Stone (0-0) will throw for the Quakes, while the Sixers will counter with lefty Ryan Smith (2-1). Game time is 6:30pm from LoanMart Field.

Thursday is Walker Buehler Jersey Giveaway, as 750 fans will take home a Blue Rancho jersey featuring Walker Buehler, thanks to San Manuel Casino. Gates open at 5:30pm and tickets are available at rcquakes.com.

The game can be heard live, with the pregame show starting at 6:15pm with Mike Lindskog. To listen live, visit our website at rcquakes.com and click the Listen Live button, open the iheart radio app and find the RC Quakes Radio channel or on the tune-in radio app, by searching keyword Quakes. Have Amazon Alexa or a Google Home, you can use voice command to get the Quakes too, by enabling the Alexa and Google Skills for both iHeart Radio and Tune-In Radio.

We hope to see you at LoanMart Field very soon!