Tight race atop Cal League South

The Quakes, by virtue of their 11-6 victory over Lancaster on Wednesday night, moved into sole possession of first place in the South Division, with an 11-9 record. Three different Quakes drove in three runs apiece: Angelo Songco, Travis Denker and Ramon Jean. Songco and Denker also homered. Jean had a team-high three hits in the Quakes’ 13-hit attack.

But there’s little separation. The 66ers defeated the Mavericks 14-6 Wednesday, as Jean Segura hit his first two home runs and drove in four and Jon Karcich also drove in four to lead the Sixers. The Sixers’ win moved them to 10-10, one game behind the Quakes and tied with Lancaster in second place. The Mavericks are only two games out at 9-11, while last-place Lake Elsinore is far from out of it with an 8-12 record after winning at Stockton on Wednesday.

Each team will be playing the finale of a four-game series on Thursday. After that, the Quakes head to High Desert, while the Sixers return home to play Lancaster.