Player Of The Day
Tyler Ogle has caught and played the infield corners for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes this season. Ogle was a 9th round pick in 2011. Ogle hit his 20th home run one day after Cody Bellinger hit his 30th.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Redbirds (Cardinals) shutout the Dodgers 6-0 on Saturday night to take the second game of their four-game series. Julio Urias made his second start for the Dodgers and it was his second rough outing in Oklahoma City.
Urias pitched 3⅓ innings and allowed six runs, nine hits, two walks and struck out three. Urias finishes the 2015 minor league season with 80⅓ innings pitched. The bulk of his season was spent at Tulsa where Urias finished with a 2.77 ERA in 68⅓ innings pitched.
Buck Britton was 3-for-3 and Peter Lavin went 2-for-4 with a double.
The Drillers defeated the Cardinals 5-2 to take the first game of the three-game series at Springfield. On his AA debut, Joey Curletta hit his first home run, a two-run shot, to seal the win.
Five pitchers took the mound for the Drillers, Randy Fontanez gave up an unearned run in his four inning start. Drayton Riekenberg got the win and Ryan Dennick picked up his fifth save.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Trailing 6-4 in the sixth, the Quakes scored the last five runs of the game to beat the 66ers (Angels) 9-6 at LoanMart Field. Dillon Moyer picked up the win and Kyle Hooper recorded his first save.
A.J. Vanegas started for the Quakes and gave up four runs in his four innings. Jose Alberto Molina allowed two runs in his two innings of relief.
Player of the day, Tyler Ogle, hit a two-run home run in the first to start the Quakes scoring. Jacob Scavuzzo hit his 13th home run of the season to tie the game at four. Alex Verdugo tied the game in the sixth with his two-run home run.
Tied at 6, the Quakes took the lead for good in the seventh, Devin Ahart tripled and Johan Mieses doubled home Ahart. Scavuzzo followed with a double to score Mieses. After a walk and a strikeout, Willie Calhoun singled to score Scavuzzo.
Ogle went 3-for-3 with the home run and two runs scored. Scavuzzo was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons cruised to a 6-2 win over the Whitecaps (Tigers) as they began their final regular series of the season. Andrew Sopko won his third game as a Loon. Sopko pitched five innings, allowed two runs, five hits and struck out two.
Luis De Paula recorded a four-inning save, his first save of the season.
Matt Beaty hit his fourth home run at Great Lakes and also tripled. Beaty scored twice and drove in three. Garrett Kennedy had three hits including a double.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors playoff hopes all about disappeared on Saturday night as the Raptor lost 5-2 to the Rockies. In order for the Raptors to win the second half division title, the Chukars would have to lose their final three games while the Raptors won all three of their games.
The Raptors could not get their offense going until the eighth inning, singles by Deion Ulmer, Brendon Davis and Matt Jones loaded the bases but then Kelvin Ramos line drive was caught to make it only a sacrifice fly. Jordan Paroubeck singled to score the second run but that was all the Raptors could do.
Jairo Pacheco allowed two runs in four innings. Ivan Vieitez took the loss, allowing three runs and six hits in 1⅔ innings.
Triple-A: Outfielder Peter Lavin assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.
Double-A: Placed pitcher Jeremy Kehrt on the 7-day disabled list; outfielder Joey Curletta assigned to Tulsa from Rancho Cucamonga; pitcher Drayton Riekenberg assigned to Tulsa from AZL Dodgers.
Class-A: Placed infielder Josmar Cordero on the 7-day disabled list; activated infielder Tim Locastro and outfielder Johan Mieses from the 7-day disabled list.
Low Class-A: Placed pitcher Bernardo Reyes on the 7-day disabled list; activated pitcher Bubby Rossman from the 7-day disabled list.
Saturday box scores
11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Isaac Anderson) vs. West Michigan (Artie Lewicki)
12:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Eric Stults) vs. Memphis (Marco Gonzalez)
4:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Steve Smith) at Springfield (Jimmy Reed)
5:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Trevor Oaks) vs. Inland Empire (Harrison Cooney)
5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Adam Bray) at Grand Junction (Mike Nikorak)