The Quakes got great pitching as they cruised to victory, the Loons couldn't get much offense going in their loss, and a pair of games were washed out
Player of the day
After a pair of mediocre starts to begin the 2016, Trevor Oaks was lights out on Sunday as he struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing just one run and walking none. The 10 punchouts were a career high for the former Cal Baptist star, surpassing his previous mark of seven.
Triple-A Oklahoma CIty
The OKC Dodgers game was postponed due to rain, and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 9, which is the next time Nashville is in town.
The Drillers were also rained out on Sunday, but they won't waste any time making the game up as they are set to play a doubleheader on Monday against the Missions.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes defeated the Storm (Padres) for the third time in four games, downing Lake Elsinore 6-2. Player of the day Oaks was the star of this one as he made it through eight innings on an efficient 86 pitches, with a whopping 70 of those being strikes. At one point he put down 17 batters in a row, and his only blemish came in this final frame. Karch Kowalczyk gave up a solo shot in the ninth, but otherwise was able to close out the win.
The Rancho offense awoke from it's slumber as the club collected 11 hits. Johan Mieses went 2-for-4 and connected on his second homer of the season, while Erick Mejia was 3-for-5. Yusniel Diaz had the big hit, however, as his bases clearing triple in the sixth gave him the first multi-RBI game of this career.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were held scoreless for most of Sunday as they fell to the Captains (Indians) 4-2. The Great Lakes offense didn't push a run across until the 8th inning, which is when Nick Dean smacked his first homer of the season. That turned out to be the only extra base hit for the Loons as the rest of the club managed just four singles.
On the mound starter Dennis Santana took a bit of a hard luck loss as he allowed just two hits and one run over four innings of work. Chis Powell and Marcus Crescentini both allowed runs in relief, while Brian Bass impressed with two shutout frames that included four strikeouts.
Oklahoma City Postponed
Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lake Elsinore 2
10:05 a.m. Double Header - San Antonio [Padres] (Johnny Hellweg/Fabio Castillo) at Tulsa (Chase De Jong/Brock Stewart)
3:05 p.m. - Dayton [Reds] (Jacob Constante) at Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez)
5:05 p.m. - Nashville (Chris Smith) at Oklahoma City (Zach Lee)
6:35 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Sopko) at Lancaster [Astros] (Brock Dykxhoorn)