The Sixers held on for dear life on Tuesday night as James Darnell’s potential game-tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth was caught on the warning track, preserving the Sixers’ 7-4 victory over host Lake Elsinore.
Steven Johnson (7-4) got the win by allowing two runs in five innings. Miguel Sanfler allowed two runs in the eighth, but Zach Schreiber got the final six outs for his first save.
Elian Herrera was 3-for-5 with two runs, a home run and two RBIs for the Sixers. Christian Lara was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Sixers.
The Quakes dropped a 7-3 decision to Lancaster at the Epicenter as a close game was broken open in the top of the seventh, when the JetHawks scored three times to extend their lead to 6-2. T.J. Steele was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs for the JetHawks. Jeremy Moore had two hits and two RBIs for the Quakes.