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Jacob Scavuzzo has a perfect night, Drillers win 8-6

Jacob Scavuzzo with the Quakes in 2015
Jacob Scavuzzo with the Quakes in 2015
Craig Minami True Blue LA

Bats were alive for Oklahoma City and Tulsa while Rancho Cucamonga bunched their offense in one inning.  Great Lakes gave up some late crooked numbers to take the loss.

Player of the day

Tulsa outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo has heated in May.  After posting a .777 OPS in April, Scavuzzo has come up with a .982 OPS in May.  On Friday, Scavuzzo hit his fourth home run of the season and went 2-for-2 with two walks.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers led 9-0 after their half of the third inning.  The Express (Rangers) eventually scored but they still lost 11-7 to the Dodgers.  Sam LeCure recorded his second win as a Dodger.

After scoring three runs in the first, the Dodgers doubled that with a six-run third inning.  Micah Johnson and Austin Barnes each had three hits, Corey Brown, Rob Segedin and Jose Tabata each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers hit four home runs which provided just enough runs to defeat the Travelers (Angels) 8-6.  The Drillers led 4-2 going to the fifth inning but then the Travelers scored four runs to take the lead.  However in the bottom of the fifth, the Drillers scored three runs and then added one more in the eighth for the two-run winning margin.

The four Driller home runs were hit by Andrew Toles, Willie Calhoun, Brandon Trinkwon and Jacob Scavuzzo.  Scavuzzo's home run broke the 6-6 tie and gave the Drillers the lead they would not lose.

Trevor Oaks pitched five innings and did not have a single strikeout.  Oaks did pick up the win.  Tim Shibuya helped to  stabilize the game with three scoreless innings.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes posted a high five in the fifth inning and held on to beat the 66ers (Angels) 5-2.  Andrew Sopko improved his season record to 4-0.  Sopko allowed a run, three hits, and two walks in his six innings.  Scott Griggs picked up his fifth save.

The Quakes did all of their damage in the fifth inning.  After taking a 1-0 lead, with two out and the bases loaded, Kyle Garlick drove in three with his tenth double of the year.  Matt Beaty drove in Garlick with a single.  The Quakes only had five hits in the game, four of them came in the fifth.

The first place Quakes are now 7-0 against the last place 66ers.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Dragons (Reds) scored four runs in the fifth to re-take the lead and eventually the 6-2 win over the Loons.  Isaac Anderson started for the Loons and struck out ten with no walks.  But he did allow all six runs and eight hits.

The Loons had four hits in the game plus seven walks and were not able to get any rallies going. Despite those 11 baserunners, the Dragons only had four plate appearances with runners in scoring position and went 1-for-4.

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Friday Scores

Oklahoma City 11, Round Rock 7

Tulsa 8, Arkansas 6

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Inland Empire 2

Dayton 6, Great Lakes 2

Saturday Schedule

10:35 a.m. - Arkansas (Victor Alcantara) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)

4:00 p.m. - Great Lakes (Dennis Santana) at Dayton (Jesus Reyes)

5:05 p.m. - Las Vegas (Mets) (Rafael Montero) at Oklahoma City (Julio Urias)

7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Grant Holmes) at Inland Empire (Jake Jewell)