Quakes, 66ers both on winning streaks

It might not seem like much of a winning streak, but both the Quakes and 66ers are on streaks.

The Quakes held on for an 8-7 victory at Visalia on Friday, their third in a row. Meanwhile, the Sixers won their second straight, 6-2 over visiting Bakersfield.

It marked the first time since last July 3-4 that both the Quakes and Sixers simultaneously won  back-to-back games.

On Friday, Darwin Perez was 4-for-4 and Roberto Lopez drove in four runs for the Quakes, but they almost let an 8-5 lead slip away in the ninth.

Visalia loaded the bases on a single, double and a walk with on outs against Eddie McKiernan, who entered the game with seven straight scoreless appearances. A fielder’s choice scored one run, and a balk scored another and put the tying run on second. But Kyle Hurst replaced McKiernan and retired the next two batters on a foul popup and a strikeout to earn his first save with the team. With a game time of 3:36, it went too long to make it into Saturday’s print editions.

The Sixers meanwhile, got 13 hits, including four from Nick Buss in the win over Bakersfield. Tony Delmonico homered and JonMichael Redding (2-2) allowed two runs in six innings.