Quakes pitching falters again

For the second straight game, the Quakes scored seven runs, but unfortunately for the second straight game, the pitching staff also allowed 17 runs as they were routed by the host Mavericks 17-7 in Adelanto on Tuesday night. The 66ers won at the Epicenter against the Quakes on Monday, 17-7.

Starter Trevor Bell (5-6) allowed 12 earned runs in four-plus innings. The Mavericks (28-37) scored all of their runs in the first six innings. Greg Halman hit two home runs, his league-leading 18th and 19th of the season to lead the Mavericks and Carlos Triunfel added a two-run homer, his first.

The Quakes (27-38) had only six hits, two apiece by Anthony Norman, Ryan Mount and Hank Conger. Conger drove in four runs, while Norman hit his 12th home run of the season.