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Corey Seager hits 2 home runs in Double-A Tulsa win

Oklahoma City scored four times in the 9th to pull out an unlikely come from behind, walk-off victory

Corey Seager doubled his season home run total on Saturday.
Corey Seager doubled his season home run total on Saturday.
Photo: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

Player of the day

Corey Seager continued his dominance of Double-A by going 3-for-4 on Saturday with a pair of homers. The 20-year-old now leads the Texas League with a .433 average, and his 1.194 OPS ranks second in the circuit.

Here is video of both Seager home runs, courtesy of Charlie Hannema of KOTV television in Tulsa:

Los Angeles Dodgers future shortstop Corey Seager crushed two homers last night for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers! 15 games into the season, Seager's hitting .433 with 4 homers and 14 RBI. #yikes

Posted by Charlie Hannema on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved to a league best 13-4 mark thanks to a crazy 5-4 comeback victory against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). After being shutout for seven innings, the Dodgers finally got on the board in the eighth thanks to an RBI single by Buck Britton.

They were still down by three heading into the bottom of the ninth, but OKC quickly loaded the bases with a single and two walks. A Darnell Sweeney double then plated two runs to bring his club to within one, followed by a RBI groundout by Britton to tie the game. Kyle Jensen finished the victory with a walk-off line drive single to right.

Starter Joe Wieland permitted three early runs in this game, but settled down and got through five innings without any more damage.  Matt Shelton tossed two perfect frames in his Triple-A debut, and Adam Liberatore struck out three in his inning of work.

Double-A Tulsa

Seager put on another show on Saturday as he led the Drillers to a 4-3 victory over the Naturals (Royals). The top prospect had three hits, including the game tying homer in the fifth and the eventual game winning long ball in the seventh to almost single handedly win the game for his club.  His second bomb was hit off a lefty.

The Tulsa bullpen also deserves some credit, however, as a trio of relievers held the opposition to just two hits over the final sox frames. Ralston Cash was nearly flawless over 3 innings of work, with his only blemish coming on a solo homer that he allowed, then Chris Reed was credited with the win with a couple of shutout frames. Blake Smith finished the game in fine fashion by striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth to record his third save of the season.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Craig was again in attendance for the Quakes 5-1 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres), and his detailed game recap can be found here.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons outhit the Captains (Indians) on Saturday, but that didn't translate to a win as Great Lakes fell to Lake County 5-2. Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a triple and Josmar Cordero also had two hits including a double, but that was really it for the offensive highlights.

On the mound starter Victor Gonzalez actually threw very well as he allowed just one run on four hits over five innings of work, striking out six along the way. Relief pitcher Yeuri Gonzalez got into immediate trouble in the sixth, however, and ended up permitting four runs to score while being saddled with the loss.


Triple-A: Pitchers Ramon Troncoso and Matt Shelton were promoted from Tulsa to OKC. Jorge De Leon was sent to the Drillers and Steve Smith was sent back to extended spring training. In addition, catcher Ralph Henriquez was placed on DL and outfielder Chris Heisey activated.

Mike Carp, who was signed to a minor league contract on Saturday, will report to Oklahoma City.

Double-A: In addition to the moves above, Randy Fontanez was assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga

Class-A: Ramon Benjamin assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Ogden Raptors, reversing the paper move from the day before

Saturday box scores

Oklahoma City 5, Omaha 4

Tulsa 4, Northwest Arkansas 3

Lake Elsinore 5, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Lake County 5, Great Lakes 2

Sunday schedule

10:30 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Kevin Guzman) at Lake County (Dace Kime)

12:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Chris Anderson) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Miguel Almonte)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Carlos Frias) vs Omaha (Joe Blanton)

1:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Zack Bird) at Lake Elsinore (Ronald Herrera)