RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) — Mitchell Jordan allowed just one hit over seven innings, leading the Stockton Ports over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in a 6-0 win on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Ports and a three-game winning streak for the Quakes.
Jordan (7-5) picked up the win after he struck out seven and walked one.
Stockton scored two runs in the second on a two-run triple by Mickey McDonald. The Ports scored again in the sixth inning, when they scored four runs, including a two-run single by Jonah Bride.
Leo Crawford (4-4) went five innings, allowing two runs and seven hits in the California League game. He also struck out eight and walked one.
The Quakes were blanked for the fifth time this season, while the Ports’ staff recorded their sixth shutout of the year.
Despite the loss, Rancho Cuca. is 4-2 against Stockton this season.
QUAKES 6, PORTS 4: RANCHO CUCAMONGA. (AP) — Niko Hulsizer hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to a 6-4 win over the Stockton Ports on Saturday.
The home run by Hulsizer scored Jeter Downs and Devin Mann to give the Quakes a 3-1 lead.
The Quakes added to their lead in the third when Donovan Casey hit a three-run home run.
Stockton saw its comeback attempt come up short after Ryan Gridley hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to help cut the Rancho Cuca. lead to 6-4.
Sven Schueller (4-3) got the win in relief while Stockton starter Sean Manaea (0-2) took the loss in the California League game.
The Ports squandered some scoring chances, leaving 12 runners on base in the loss. For the Ports, Alfonso Rivas doubled and singled twice.
66ERS 7, NUTS 5: MODESTO (AP) — Gareth Morgan hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the Inland Empire 66ers to a 7-5 win over the Modesto Nuts on Sunday.
The home run by Morgan scored Orlando Martinez to give the 66ers a 5-3 lead.
The 66ers later tacked on a run in both the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth, Ryan Scott hit an RBI single, while Michael Stefanic stole home in the ninth.
Inland Empire starter Cooper Criswell (3-6) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and seven hits over five innings. Opposing starter Ljay Newsome (6-6) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Inland Empire improved to 4-1 against Modesto this season.
NUTS 7, 66ERS 0: MODESTO (AP) —- Eugene Helder homered and had three hits, driving in two, and Ian McKinney struck out 10 hitters over seven innings as the Modesto Nuts topped the Inland Empire 66ers 7-0 on Saturday.
McKinney (7-4) allowed one hit while walking one to pick up the win.
In the bottom of the second, Modesto scored on a single by Helder that brought home Joe Rizzo. Later in the inning, Inland Empire committed an error to give the Nuts a 3-0 lead. The Nuts then added a run in the fourth and three in the seventh. In the fourth, Helder hit a solo home run, while Cal Raleigh hit a two-run home run in the seventh.
Nate Bertness (2-3) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and two hits in the California League game. He also struck out three and walked two.
The 66ers were held off the scoreboard for the sixth time this season, while the Nuts’ staff recorded their eighth shutout of the year.
RIVER CATS 3, GRIZZLIES 2: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Zach Green hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading the Sacramento River Cats to a 3-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies on Saturday.
Abiatal Avelino scored on the play to give the River Cats a 1-0 lead after he led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a ground out by Joey Rickard.
The River Cats later tacked on a run in both the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Chris Shaw hit a solo home run, while Green hit an RBI single in the fifth.
Fresno saw its comeback attempt come up short after Wilmer Difo hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Andrew Stevenson in the ninth inning to cut the Sacramento lead to 3-2.
Sacramento southpaw Conner Menez (2-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Ben Braymer (0-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings.
Difo doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one for the Grizzlies.