The 66ers went to play in the rarified air of Adelanto for the first time on Thursday and dropped a 14-8 decision to the host Mavericks, while the Quakes returned home from a seven-game road trip and defeated Visalia 5-1.
The Sixers were overcome by the Mavericks behind Steven Proscia’s three home runs. Proscia, who has four homers on the season, went 4 for 5 with five RBIs. He homered in his last at-bat, in the eighth inning, so Proscia never came to the plate with a chance to become the third Cal League player ever to hit four home runs in a game.
It will be incorrect in Friday’s paper, because the box score online was changed after our deadline. Taylor Lindsey homered and apparently drove in six runs to lead the Sixers, not four RBIs as we put in the paper. C.J. Cron drove in the other runs.
Max Russell (1-1) was the victim of two first-inning errors that led to five unearned runs. In all, he allowed 13 runs (eight earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Drew Heid had three hits and scored three runs.
The Quakes, meanwhile, snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win against Visalia.
Andres Santiago (1-0) combined with Scott McGough, Juan Rodriguez and Logan Bawcom (third save) on a five-hitter. Santiago went 5 2/3 scoreless innings.
At the plate, Tony Delmonico drove in three runs and Nick Akins had two hits and an RBI, but perhaps the most interesting development was that ot Scott Wingo.
Wingo, who just joined the team Thursday from extended spring training, was inserted into the leadoff spot in the lineup playing second base. Although he didn’t score any runs or drive any in, Wingo, a 23-year-old who was the Dodgers’ 11th-round pick last year out of University of South Carolina, was 1 for 1 with two walks and three stolen bases.