Quakes Baseball Academy Scores Three Runs in Bottom of the 8th to Edge California Cage Rats, 6-5, in Sunset League Play

Jun 19 2022 06:09:42

To view the Best of the West & Sunset League standings, schedules, stats & more, go to: (


The California Cage Rats were just six outs away from their first win of the season.

They scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 5-3 lead on Saturday afternoon.

The Quakes Baseball Academy, however, got three runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth, and edged the Rats, 6-5, in a Sunset League showdown.

Jose Casian was stuck with the loss after allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits over his two-inning outing.

Casian didn’t issue a walk and struck out two.

Jared Benash singled twice, doubled, scored and had an RBI.

Shane Stafford had a pair of singles and scored.

Rowan Schneider singled, tripled, scored and had one RBI.

Niko Santamaria singled and drove in a run.

Kevin Reilly singled and scored in Saturday’s win.

AJ Valle went five innings for the Quakes, allowing two runs on four hits.

Valle walked two and fanned six.

AJ Roldan went two scoreless, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out three.

Kenny Gallardo allowed three runs on two hits and two walks, but he picked up the win.

Dane Goodman doubled and drove in three runs.

Matt DenHartog singled, doubled and scored.

Frank Garcia singled and had one RBI.

Jared Pugrad walked, singled twice and scored.

Calix Armijo singled and scored, and Sevon Battle walked and scored in the loss.

Landon Trosclair walked and scored.

Box Score:
CCR: 1-1-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-(5)
QBA: 0-0-2-0-0-0-1-3-X-(6)

Win: Kenny Gallardo
Loss: Jose Casian

3B: Rowan Schneider (QBA)
2B: Dane Goodman (CCR), Hasan Standifer (CCR), Matt DenHartog (CCR); Jared Benash (CCR)

Records: California Cage Rats (0-3); Quakes Baseball Academy (3-1)