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Willie Calhoun homers, drives in five in Raptors 12-2 win

Jason Bartel | AZ Desert Swarm

Player of the day

2015 4th round pick Willie Calhoun drove in five runs and hit his fifth home run in the Raptors 12-2 win on Sunday. Calhoun had been in a mild slump and told the Standard-Examiner that he was seeing progress in recent games.

"I've been hitting balls hard for the past three games and they're finally falling for me, so I'm thankful for that," Calhoun said.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Rudy Owens stepped in for scheduled starter Eric Surkamp and Owens saw four unearned runs score in the fifth inning as the Storm Chasers (Royals) defeated the Dodgers 8-2. Don Mattingly said after their game that Surkamp would be in Los Angeles on Monday.

Kris Medlen started for the Storm Chasers and had a solid start as the Dodgers could only score two runs and have five hits against Medlen. Corey Seager hit his eighth home run of the season. Carl Crawford continued his rehab and in his first game for Oklahoma City, Crawford started at designated hitter and was 3-for-4 with a double.


Double-A Tulsa

Chris Anderson had a strong start as the Drillers beat the Missions (Padres) 5-2. Anderson went 7⅔ IP and allowed 2 runs (1 earned), five hits and struck out three. Jeremy Horst picked up his eighth save.

Shortstop Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Second baseman Brandon Trinkwon was 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Catcher Ali Solis was 3-for-4.


Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

Despite strong pitching, the Quakes could only score one run and lost 2-1 to 66ers (Angels). 66er pitchers struck out 12 Quakes and only a solo home run by Josmar Cordero was put on the scoreboard by the Quakes.

Jeff Brigham struck out nine in his 5 IP but the two runs that Brigham allowed in the first inning were enough to give Brigham the lost.

Josmar Cordero was 2-for-3 with his first home run as a Quake. Erisbel Arruebarrena played his second game, starting at shortstop and going 0-for-4.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons scored six runs in the eighth innings to put the WhiteCaps (Tigers) away as the Loons had a 9-1 win. The offensive explosion in the eighth should not diminish the eight strong innings by starter Matt Shelton.

Shelton allowed a run, two hits, two walks and struck out seven. Matt Campbell finished up the game.

Michael Ahmed and Kyle Garlick each had three hits, Ahmed had his second home run and Garlick hit his first home run and also tripled. Red-hot Alex Verdugo and Christian Gomez had two hits apiece.


Rookie Ogden

The Raptors had 15 hits in their 12-2 win over the Rockies. Deoin Ulmer was 4-for-4 and scored three runs. Willie Calhoun had a double and home run with five RBI.

Every Raptor had at least one hit, Calhoun, Michael Medina and Matt Jones each had two hits.

Jairo Pacheco got his first win of the season. Pacheco pitched five innings and allowed a run, four hits, two walks and two strikeouts.


AZL Dodgers

The White Sox scored the final eight runs on their way to a 11-3 win over the Dodgers. 2015 5th round pick Brendan Davis began his professional career going 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.

2015 2nd round pick Mitch Hansen was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Ariel Sandoval was 2-for-5.


Triple-A: Recalled pitcher Daniel Coulombe; placed pitcher Dustin Richardson on the 7-day disabled list; activated pitcher Steve Smith from the 7-day disabled list; pitcher Eric Stults assigned from Tulsa; outfielder Carl Crawford assigned to Oklahoma City for rehab assignment.

Sunday box scores

Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 2

Tulsa 5, San Antonio 2

Inland Empire 2, Rancho Cucamonga 1

Great Lakes 9, West Michigan 1

Ogden 12, Grand Junction 2

AZL White Sox 11, AZL Dodgers 3

Monday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (Trevor Oaks) at Lansing (Blue Jays) (Starlyn Suriel)

5:05 p.m.: Omaha (Yohan Pino) at Oklahoma City (Brandon Beachy)

5:05 p.m.: San Antonio (Casey Kelly) at Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt)

6:00 p.m.: Grand Junction (Gavin Glanz) at Ogden (Tommy Bergjans)

7 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Indians

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Zack BIrd) at Inland Empire (Ryan Etsell)