A day after snapping their losing streak to open a homestand, the Quakes went back to their losing ways, dropping an 8-4 decision to Visalia.
Scott Wingo, in his second game with the team, was 3 for 5 with two triples and Jonathan Garcia and Nick Akins had two hits apiece. Starter Angel Sanchez (1-2) was shelled, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings.
The 66ers bats, meanwhile, were stymied in High Desert, losing 7-2. Travis Witherspoon was the only Sixer to really do anything, as he went 3 for 3 with a two-run double and they had only two other hits.
High Desert starter Roenis Alias (2-0) didn’t strike out a batter in 7 1/3 innings, but allowed only three hits, three walks and no runs.