Mark it on your calendars: The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will host the 2015 California-Carolina League All-Star Game at LoanMart Field, marking the third time Rancho Cucamonga has hosted this inter-league event.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring the All-Star Game back to Rancho Cucamonga for the first time since 2003,” said Quakes general manager Grant Riddle. “Over the past four seasons, LoanMart Field has seen a few major renovations, which makes us equally excited to showcase the ballpark, as well as the city of Rancho Cucamonga and all it has to offer.”
Rancho Cucamonga played host to the inaugural California-Carolina League All-Star Game in 1996 — a game that saw a 2-2 tie between the two squads — and then hosted the event again in 2003, when the Carolina League prevailed, 5-3.
“The Quakes and the City of Rancho Cucamonga have a rich history of working together for the greater good of our community,” said Rancho Cucamonga City Manager John Gillison. “We are extremely proud of the top-notch stadium and impeccable field that are not only a hallmark standard for both the city and the Quakes, but for the California League as well.”
The 2015 California-Carolina League All-Star Game will be the second major professional baseball event hosted at LoanMart Field in the past three seasons. In March 2013, the Quakes hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in an exhibition game before a sell-out crowd of 5,508.
“The Quakes have proven themselves to be outstanding leaders and they have provided first-class facilities — newly remodeled clubhouses, batting cage, playing surface, and signage — all of which will enhance the 2015 All-Star Game,” said Dodgers Vice President, Player Development DeJon Watson.
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