Mauldin High grad and former USC star Scott Wingo hit his first homerun of the year last night for Rancho Cucamonga in the Quakes 11-4 win over California League foe Lancaster.
Wingo's shot came as part of a seven-run first inning that allowed the Quakes to cruise to a win that broke a two-game losing streak. Rancho Cucamonga is now 28-30 on the season and have spent most of 2012 at or near the .500 mark.
Wingo got off to a fast start for his new team, but then cooled. He's been more consistent of late and now finds his batting average at .257, which is still probably not to his liking. However, his on-base percentage is an outstanding .378. The Most Outanding Player of last year's College World Series has seven stolen bases on the year, good for second on the team and also has four triples, which ties for the team lead.