The 66ers lost in ugly fashion on Tuesday night, dropping a 16-6 decision to Lake Elsinore at San Manuel Stadium, while the Quakes also lost to Lancaster, 6-3.
The Sixers committed five errors that led to seven unearned runs, Sixers pitchers surrendered 20 hits and while the lineup managed six runs, they were just 3 for 16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
Brian Hernandez went 5 for 5, joining C.J. Cron as the only Sixers this season with five-hit games. Max Russell (1-2) allowed 11 runs (five earned) on 10 hits in four innings.
The Quakes didn’t lose in quite as ugly a fashion, but they nonetheless came up short. They trailed 6-1 in the ninth and Chris Jacobs’ two-run double got them to within 6-3. They eventually got the tying run to the plate, but Alexis Aguilar grounded out to end the game.
Austin Gallagher hwent 2 for 4 with two runs and a solo homer for the Quakes. Starter Andres Santiago (1-1) allowed five earned runs on 11 hits in five innings.
For Lancaster George Springer was 4 for 4 with two triples and three RBIs and Bonita HS product Jio Mier was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI.