RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Down 5-2 at the 7th inning stretch, the Quakes posted a run in the bottom of the 8th and scored three in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5 over Lake Elsinore and take the South Division title. Angel Castillo delivered a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the 9th to drive in the tying and winning runs. Castillo was 3 for 5 in the game with 3 RBI. Dillon Baird hit two doubles, and Gabe Jacobo was 2 for 4 with a triple.
The Quakes advance to face the San Jose Giants in the California League’s championship series, starting Thursday night. Games #1 and #2 are in San Jose, then games #3 and (if necessary) #4 and #5 are at Rancho Cucamonga.