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Loons hold off Dragons, Karch Kowalczyk picks up 5th save

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Karch Kowalczyk
Karch Kowalczyk

Player of the day

Great Lakes pitcher Karch Kowalczyk was the Dodgers 37th round pick in the 2014 and is playing his first full professional season. Kowalczyk leads the Loons with five saves. In 2015, Kowalczyk has made 12 relief appearances and has a 2.35 ERA.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers played back in Las Vegas, which is where their AAA affiliate was located from 2001-2008. On Thursday night, the 51s (Mets) defeated the Dodgers 11-6.
Scott Baker pitched four innings and gave up eight runs, seven hits, one walk and struck out four. After David Huff pitched two scoreless innings, Chris Reed gave up three runs in two innings.
Chris Heisey hit his ninth home run of the season while O'Koyea Dickson hit his fourth. Catcher Austin Barnes went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI.

Double-A Tulsa

After the Drillers tied the game at two, the Cardinals scored three runs and then held on to beat the Drillers 5-4. Driller starting pitcher Daniel Corcino allowed the two first inning runs but then pitched two scoreless innings and struck out seven in his three innings pitched.

Ralston Cash gave up the go-ahead run and Matt West gave up the other two runs.

Daniel Mayora had a 3-for-4 game with a double and two RBI, Brandon Dixon also had three hits and Lars Anderson had two hits.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes started their seven game road trip on a poor note as the Quakes lost to the 66ers (Angels) 4-2. That loss gave the 66ers a three-game sweep over the Quakes.

Scott Barlow pitched 3⅓ innings and Barlow allowed two runs, four hits, two walks and struck out four.

The Quakes were held scoreless until they put up single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Kyle Farmer was 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two walks. Tyler Ogle hit a solo home run.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons won their second straight game against the Dragons (Reds) as the Loons won 4-3 over the Dragons on Thursday night.

Trevor Oaks pitched six solid innings, allowing one run, six hits, and struck out five. J.D. Underwood allowed two runs to make it close but Karch Kowalczyk held off the Dragons for the save.

Jimmy Allen went 2-for-4 with a home run, Jacob Scavuzzo hit a solo home run. Alex Santana also went 2-for-4.

Transactions

Triple-A: Activated catcher Ralph Henriquez and pitcher Chin-hui Tsao from the 7-day disabled list; pitcher Ramon Troncoso assigned from Tulsa.

Double-A: Activated pitcher Jorge De Leon from the 7-day disabled list

Class-A: None

Low Class-A: None

Thursday box scores

Las Vegas 11, Oklahoma City 6

Springfield 5, Tulsa 4

Inland Empire 4, Rancho Cucamonga 2

Great Lakes 4, Dayton 3

Friday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Lake County (Indians) (Sean Brady)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jose De Leon) at NW Arkansas (Royals) (Luke Farrell)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Brigham) at San Jose (Giants) (Kyle Lloyd)

7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Joe Wieland) vs. Las Vegas (Tyler Pill)