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Alex Santana has 5 straight hits as Loons win twice

Alex Santana
Alex Santana

Player of the day

The 21-year old outfielder Alex Santana is playing his second season for the Loons and on Sunday, Santana had quite a game and a half. The Loons played the second half of Saturday's suspended game and Santana had a home run, double and single in three plate appearances. In the regularly scheduled game, Santana singled and doubled before grounding out. That made five hits in five straight plate appearances.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City defeated Fresno (Astros) 4-1 on Sunday afternoon as Scott Baker pitched a complete game. Baker gave up the one run in the ninth inning. Baker also allowed seven hits, two walks and struck out seven.

The big hit was a double by O'Koyea Dickson that chased home three runs. The Dodgers scored again in the seventh when Darnell Sweeney doubled home Scott Schebler.

Double-A Tulsa

Tulsa has had problems scoring this season and Sunday's game was no different as Frisco (Rangers) won 2-1 over Tulsa.

Jake Thompson pitched an outstanding game for Frisco, pitching 8 innings and giving up one run, six hits, one walk and nine strikeouts.

Randy Fontanez gave up both runs to Frisco in his 4⅔ innings. Fontanez also allowed two hits, one walk and struck out six.

Peter Lavin went 2-for-4 and Jarek Cunningham had a triple in three plate appearances.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga have loved playing at home this season and on Sunday, Rancho Cucamonga defeated Bakersfield (Mariners) 3-1. That win made their home record 20-5 and was Rancho Cucamonga's twelfth straight at home.

Jharel Cotton made his first start of the season for Rancho Cucamonga. Cotton pitched 5 innings, gave up one run, four hits and struck out seven. Michael Johnson got the win as he pitched 3 innings and struck out seven. Daniel Tillman picked up his fourth save and his one strikeout gave Rancho Cucamonga pitchers 15 strikeouts in the game.

Kyle Farmer was the offensive star for Rancho Cucamonga. Farmer went 2-for-3 with a triple, he scored two runs and drove in one. Travis Witherspoon also had two hits.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Great Lakes finished up the suspended game from Saturday and won 5-3 over Bowling Green (Rays). Then Great Lakes was able to defeat Bowling Green 2-1 in the regularly scheduled game that was stopped after eight innings.

Grant Holmes started the suspended game and he had his second straight rain-affected start. Holmes pitched 3 innings, allowed one run, three hits, three walks and struck out four. Jose Alberto Molina blew a save but got a win and Kyle Hooper got his second save.

As noted above, Alex Santana got three of his five hits he had on Sunday in this game. Santana hit a solo home run, a double and a single. Jacob Scavuzzo was 1-for-2 with two RBI.

In the regularly scheduled game, Trevor Oaks pitched a solid 6 shutout innings and Oaks gave up four hits and struck out four. David Reid-Foley gave up the tying run but picked up the win when Great Lakes scored in eighth.

Alex Santana doubled in the first run of the game and that was the only run of the game until Justin Williams hit a solo home for Bowling Green.

Brant Whiting would give Great Lakes the lead for good when he hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.


Triple-A: Dodgers recalled pitcher Matt West.

Class-A: Placed pitcher John Richy on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2015; pitcher Jharel Cotton assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes.

Low Class-A: Pitcher Trevor Oaks assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.

Sunday box scores

Oklahoma City 4, Fresno 1

Frisco 2, Tulsa 1

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Bakersfield 1

Game 1: Great Lakes 5, Bowling Green 3

Game 2: Great Lakes 2, Bowling Green 1

Monday schedule

7:30 a.m. PT: DSL Dodgers vs. DSL Rojos (Reds)

10:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) at Bowling Green (Henry Centeno)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Surkamp) vs. Fresno (Adrian Wojciechowski)

5:05 p.m. Game 1: Rancho Cucamonga (Rudy Owens) vs. Bakersfield (Carlos Misell)

Game 2: Rancho Cucamonga (Jeff Brigham) vs. Bakersfield (TBD)