Mavericks right-hander Chris Sorce (6-5) pitched only the fourth nine-inning complete game in the California League this year and the first of his pro career as the Mavericks (8-9 second half) downed the Sixers (5-12) 6-2 before 3,522 on Dan Haren Bobblehead Night at Arrowhead Credit Union Park.
Sorce retired the first 13 batters he faced before Casey Haerther doubled with one out in the fifth. He struck out five, and did not walk a batter and allowed only one earned run, on Eric Oliver’s leadoff homer in the seventh.
Sixers starter Manuel Flores (8-6) struck out 10 in six innings and was pitching a shutout through five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth. In the sixth, he walked the first two batters and Shaver Hansen followed with a two-run double that broke up the shutout. Flores allowed three runs.
The Quakes, (10-7 second half) snapped a four-game losing streak, scoring all their runs in the first five innings and routed Lancaster 12-3 at Clear Channel Stadium. Jake Lemmerman was 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs, Pedro Guerrero was 3 for 5 and Austin Gallagher was 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs. The Quakes had 16 hits, including one by Dodger catcher Rod Barajas, playing his third game with the team as part of a rehab assignment. Barajas was 1 for 4 on Saturday, and is now 5 for 13 in the three games.
Matt Magill (8-2) allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings for the Quakes.
Bonita HS product Jiovanni Mier was 1 for 4 and his average with Lancaster sits at .225.