Sixers lose marathon game in 14

Nearly an hour and a half after the Quakes lost at home to Lancaster 7-3, the Sixers were finishing up a marathon game at Lake Elsinore, losing 2-1 in 14 innings on Tuesday night.

The Sixers’ game went 3 hours, 44 minutes. The Quakes finished theirs in 2:19.

Lake Elsinore won when Everett Williams drew a bases-loaded walk with no outs in the 14th against Bryant George (2-1).

Wasted was the effort of Sixers starter Max Russell. Russell pitched nine innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run while walking two and striking out five. But he got nothing more than a no-decision because all the Sixers could muster in 14 innings was Jett Bandy’s third-inning home run. Buddy Boshers followed Russell with three shutout innings of relief. George entered in the 13th and escaped that inning unscathed, but could not make it through the 14th.

The Sixers had just eight hits in 14 innings and they were unable to create many chances, going just 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. Lake Elsinore had 10 hits, went 0 for 9 with RISP and stranded 12 runners.