Player Of The Day
Jordan Tarsovich continued a trend from the 2015 draft, college position players who can hit. Tarsovich is 24 years old and has only reached Great Lakes but has come along this past week, hitting .429/.435/.619. On Sunday, Tarsovich went 4-for-4 with his first home run.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Stults gave up two runs, five hits, one walk and struck out three. Carlos Frias pitched two scoreless innings and Juan Gonzalez closed out the game and got his 12th save.
Ronald Torreyes, O'Koyea Dickson and Nate Samson each had two hits.
The Dodgers wrap up their regular season with a matinee against the Redbirds and then get ready for the playoffs starting on Wednesday.
The Drillers scored six runs in the second inning and went on to beat the Cardinals 10-4. With one out, Joey Curletta doubled and scored on a single by Jarek Cunningham.
With two out and two on, pitcher Steve Smith doubled in two runs. Brandon Dixon singled in Smith and then stole second. Brandon Trinkwon singled Dixon to third. Lars Anderson would then score Dixon on a single and then coming up for the second time in the inning, Kyle Farmer singled in Trinkwon.
The Drillers 14-hit attack would score ten total runs. Dixon was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, Anderson and Curletta each had two hits and two RBI.
Steve Smith was not able to complete five innings as Smith gave up four runs in 3⅔ innings pitched. Four Driller relievers held the Cardinals scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Low Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost Whitecaps (Tigers) 5-4 in 10 innings. Matt Campbell walked Will Kengor and then Francisco Contreras doubled Kengor home with what would be the winning run.
Contreras was also involved in a key play in the sixth inning. With two out and the bases loaded, Contreras got on base via a Nick Dean error, scoring a run. David Gonzalez would then doubled home two runs to tie the game at 4.
Doubles by Gage Green and Player of the day Jordan Tarsovich keyed a three-run inning for the Loons.
Isaac Anderson had a good start, pitching five innings and allowing a run and four hits.
Rookie - Pioneer League
The Raptors were eliminated in the race for the second half division title two hours before first pitch when the Chukars (Royals) beat the Owlz (Angels), The Raptors then took on the Rockies and won 9-7 behind a solid start by Adam Bray and solid hitting by the Raptors.
Bray pitched five good innings, allowing three runs (two earned), five hits, one walk and struck out five. Brian Bass and Marcus Crescentini each allowed two runs but were able to hold on to lead.
Eight Raptors had at least one hit and were also the recipients of seven walks. Brendan Davis hit his first home run of the season and Jake Henson had three hits.
Triple-A: Dodges selected the contract of outfielder Chris Heisey; Dodgers designated pitcher Daniel Coulombe for assignment; activated pitcher Brandon Beachy from the 7-day disabled list.
Double-A: Activated pitcher Michael Thomas from the 7-day disabled list; placed pitcher Randy Fontanez on the temporarily inactive list.
Sunday box scores
9:05 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Scott Barlow) vs. Memphis (Kyle Hald)
10:10 a.m.: Tulsa (Rob Rogers) at Springfield (Andrew Morales)
11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Nolan Long) vs. West Michigan (Spenser Watkins)
2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Scott Barlow) vs. Inland Empire (Jordan Kipper)
6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Chris Powell) at Grand Junction (Dakota Behr)