Even in Lancaster, an 8-1 lead in the ninth inning should be safe, right? Apparently not for the Quakes.
The JeHawks rallied for seven in the ninth, with Koby Clemens hitting a pinch-hit three-run double and Jonathan Gaston hit a game-tying two-run homer. Then in the 10th, Clemens hit a walk-off three-run homer against Sammy Leon (1-2) for an improbable 11-8 Lancaster victory. The Quakes actually led 8-0 until Lancaster got one run in the bottom of the eighth.
Nearly lost in the performance was six shutout innings by Quakes starter Jayson Miller, making his Cal League debut.
The Sixers, meanwhile tied the score on a Scott Van Slyke RBI single in the top of the eighth, but Lance Zawadzki’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth gave Lake Elsinore a 6-3 victory at The Diamond.