STOCKTON (AP) — For a fourth straight game, the Stockton Ports scored in the bottom of the first inning. For a third straight contest, however, it was the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes overcoming an early deficit to send Stockton to a loss.
The Quakes scored five unanswered runs after the Ports plated the first two on Sunday at Banner Island Ballpark as Stockton fell by a final of 5-2, their third consecutive loss following their Opening Night victory on Thursday.
The Ports continue their homestand on tonight as they welcome the San Jose Giants to Banner Island Ballpark. Right-hander Xavier Altamirano (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes the start for Stockton, opposed by San Jose right-hander Aaron Phillips (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who makes his California League debut. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA 4, STOCKTON 3: STOCKTON (AP) -- Connor Wong hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, leading the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to a 4-3 win over the Stockton Ports on Saturday.
The home run by Wong gave the Quakes a 3-2 lead.
The Quakes tacked on another run in the ninth when Marcus Chiu hit a solo home run.
Stockton saw its comeback attempt come up short after Nick Allen hit an RBI double, driving in Mickey McDonald in the ninth inning to cut the Rancho Cucamonga lead to 4-3.
Jordan Sheffield (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Seth Martinez (0-1) took the loss in the California League game.
Allen doubled and singled, also stealing a base for the Ports.