Salt Lake City Bees (LAA) 7 – OKC Dodgers 5
Converted OF James Jones was the chosen opener for Emmet Sheehan. Sheehan entered in the 2nd inning and went 4.0 scoreless IP, on 1 hit, 1 BB, and 5 K. He left with the Dodgers up 3-1.
RHRP Tanner Dodson making his first OKC appearance did not make a very good 1st impression. He allowed 5 runs in 1.2 IP, and SLC took a 6-3 lead. SLC got a solo HR off Keegan Curtis in the 8th, and OKC put two across in the 9th for the final tally.
Miguel Vargas was the hitting star for the day. He went 3-4 (all singles) with a BB.
Michael Busch connected on a RBI single in the first inning as he went 5-for-8 in OKC’s final three games in Salt Lake and has now reached base in seven of his last 10 plate appearances. Busch has hit safely in 21 of his last 25 games, batting .379 (39×103) with 11 homers, 27 RBI, 14 walks and 25 runs scored. He exited Sunday’s game in the fifth inning and was replaced by Drew Avans.
In the 6th, Miguel Vargas singled followed by a walk to Drew Avans. Both scored on a David Freitas double. A David Dahl double, WP, and ground out scored one in the 9th. A walk to Yonny Hernandez who moved up to 2nd on defensive indifference, and scored on a Miggy Vargas single. Drew Avans came to the plate representing the tying run, but struck out.
Frisco RoughRiders (Texas) 4 – Tulsa Drillers 2
The Tulsa Drillers have shown an offensive resurgence in their series against the Frisco RoughRiders, scoring 36 runs in the first five games. But, Tulsa’s offense was held to just two runs in Sunday night’s series finale.
Tulsa scored first in the game for the fifth time in the series. In the first inning, three singles loaded the bases for the Drillers, but they could only score one run on a sacrifice fly by Kody Hoese.
Frisco scored a run in each of the first two innings to take a 2-1 lead. With two outs in the first, consecutive singles scored the first run for the RoughRiders. Tulsa starting pitcher Nick Frasso loaded the bases in the second inning and then hit Evan Carter to force in the second run for Frisco.
The game was scoreless over the next three innings before Josh Stowers tied the score with a solo home run. It was his fifth homer of the season.
With Jake Pilarski on the bump, the RoughRiders scored what proved to be the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh. Two walks and a single loaded the bases, and Chris Seise’s sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run. A wild pitch allowed the runners to advance, and a single from Scott Kapers plated the second run to give the RoughRiders a 4-2 lead.
Tulsa had the potential tying runs on base with one out in the ninth but was unable to score as the runners were left stranded after a fly out and a strikeout ended the game.
It was Pilarski’s first professional loss.
Frasso completed four innings and gave up two runs, but only one was earned. He also issued three walks and struck out five. Frasso’s five strikeouts put him over the 100-strikeout mark in his 25 career games with Tulsa. He has 104 total in his two seasons with the Drillers.
Ricky Vanasco pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the Drillers and has not allowed an earned run in his last 12 appearances over 13.2 innings.
Austin Gauthier finished three for five and scored his 64th run on Sunday in his 65th game with the Drillers.
- Austin Gauthier – 3-5, 1 run
- Diego Cartaya – 3-5, double (10)
- Josh Stowers – 1-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, HR (5)
Lansing Lugnuts (A’s) 10 – Great Lakes Loons 7
The first five batters reached base in the top of the 1st.
- Taylor Young HBP
- Alex Freeland doubles
- Yeiner Fernandez singles, Young scores
- Griffin Lockwood-Powell (GFP) walked to load the bases
- Kenneth Betancourt singled home Freeland.
That was all the scoring by GL in the 1st.
The Lugnuts jumped on top with a three-run bottom of the first off Maddux Bruns. Danny Bautista Jr., Brennan Milone, and Euribiel Angeles all notched RBI hits.
In the 2nd inning Alex Freeland (8) and GFP (11) each hit 2-run HRs.
Maddux Bruns responded after the first, with 2.2 innings scoreless with four strikeouts. The Dodgers No. 18 prospect fell short of four innings after issuing a fourth walk. Ronan Kopp recorded the final out of the fourth and struck out the side in the fifth, maneuvering around bases loaded. The Dodgers No. 17 prospect threw 2.1 innings scoreless in relief this week.
Staked to a 6-3 lead into the 6th, Juan Morillo and Jack Dreyer proceeded to offer up 7 runs on 8 hits and 2 BBs, in the 6th and 7th innings for a 10-6 lead.
GFP hit his 2nd HR of the game, a solo HR in the 8th.
- Alex Freeland – 2-4, 1 BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI, double 15, HR (8)
- Yeiner Fernandez – 2-4, 1 run, 1 RBI
- Griffin Lockwood-Powell – 2-3, 1 BB, 2 runs, 3 RBI, 2 HR (12)
- Kenneth Betancourt – 3-4, 1 RBI
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9 – Visalia Rawhide (Arizona) 5
The Quakes enjoyed a strong day offensively, holding on for a 9-5 win to salvage a split of the six-game set with the Rawhide.
The Quakes put up four in the 3rd. Jordan Thompson was HBP, stole 2B, went to 3B on Sam Mongelli single. Thayron Liranzo singled to score Thompson. Jake Gelof drew a BB. A ground ball out scored Mongelli, and put Liranzo on 3B. Liranzo scored on a passed ball. Gelof moved up to 2B and scored on a Jesus Galiz single.
Visalia matched the four runs in their half of the 5th off Roque Gutierrez and Kelvin Bautista.
Three singles by RC scored a run in the 6th. Visalia again tied it up in the bottom of the 6th.
Rayne Doncon’s two-run double with two outs in the seventh gave Rancho their third and final lead of the day.
Rancho posted a total of 14 hits on the day.
Leading 8-5 in the ninth, Luis Rodriguez drove in his second run of the day with an RBI groundout, scoring Galiz to give the Quakes some extra insurance.
Leading 9-5 in the last of the ninth, Madison Jeffrey was summoned into the game and allowed three straight batters to reach. But with the tying run at the plate and no outs, Jeffrey stepped up and retired the next three hitters, including Visalia’s home run leader, Gavin Conticello, who struck out looking to wrap it up.
- Thayron Liranzo – 2-4, 1 BB, 2 runs, 1 RBI, double (18)
- Jake Gelof – 1-3, 2 BB, 2 runs
- Jesus Galiz – 3-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, double (13)
- Rayne Doncon – 2-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, double (21)
- Luis Rodriguez – 2-5, 2 RBI
- Sam Mongelli – 3-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 run