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Willie Calhoun homers in Drillers victory

Willie Calhoun hit his second home run of the week in Tulsa's 6-4 victory over Frisco
Willie Calhoun hit his second home run of the week in Tulsa's 6-4 victory over Frisco

Willie Calhoun continues his big week as Tulsa is the only affiliate to earn a victory Wednesday night.

Player of the day

Willie Calhoun seems to be heating up at Tulsa.  Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a walk and his sixth home run of the season.  Calhoun is now hitting .361 over his last ten games and is currently on a five-game hitting streak.  His performance on Wednesday bumped his season slash line to .268/.328/.457 as he continues to thaw out from a cold April start.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City struggled for offense in an 8-1 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros).  Hyun-Jin Ryu was solid in his rehab start, going four innings and striking out three, allowing four hits but no runs.  Logan Bawcom took the loss in a rough fifth inning, allowing six runs on five hits and two walks.  Grant Dayton continued his stellar relief run with two perfect innings, striking out four.

Scott Van Slyke went one for four with the only run of the game for the Dodgers in his rehab performance.  Charlie Culberson also went one for three, driving in Van Slyke for the lone offensive contribution.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers overcame an early four to one deficit to win 6-4 over the Frisco Rough Riders (Rangers) on Wednesday evening.  Willie Calhoun led the offense with two hits, including a home run.  Andrew Toles also went three for four with a double and two more stolen bases.  Jacob Scavuzzo also had a double in four plate appearances.

The Drillers bullpen held the Rough Riders scoreless in relief of Tim Shabuya.  Frankie Montas pitched a clean inning as part of his rehab stint, striking out one.  Ralston Cash earned the victory with two scoreless innings, striking out three.

High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes could only muster three hits in a 6-0 shutout loss to the Bakersfield Blaze (Mariners).  Matt Beaty, Garrett Kennedy, and Erik Mejia had the lone hits on the night.  Bakersfield has managed to cool Kyle Garlick, as he was held hitless for the third straight game.

Felipe Gonzalez was solid in his start, despite earning the loss.  Gonzalez went five innings, striking out seven against two walks and one hit.  Alex Burgos allowed four runs in relief, walking two and allowing four hits in just one inning of work.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons could not hold an early three run lead, falling to the South Bend Cubs 10-5.  Isaac Anderson was hit hard, surrendering eight hits and eight runs in just three innings to start the game.  Brian Bass pitched three scoreless innings in relief, striking out two.

Edwin Rios provided early offense with his third home run of the season in the first inning.  Rios went one for three while also walking twice.  Christian Gomez also homered as part of a one for four game, while Jake Henson also added two hits in a losing cause.

Transactions

Triple A: Hyun-Jin Ryu was formally added to the roster as part of his rehab assignment.  Logan Bawcom was assigned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers from AA Tulsa, while Shea Spitzbarth was assigned to Extended Spring Training.

Tuesday box scores

Fresno 8, Oklahoma City 1

Tulsa 6, Frisco 4

Bakersfield 6, Rancho Cucamonga 0

South Bend 10, Great Lakes 5

Thursday schedule

7:35 a.m. ET: Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) at South Bend (Adbert Alzolay)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Jeremy Kehrt) vs. Frisco (Sam Wolff)

7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) at Fresno (Brady Rodgers)

7:30 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tommy Bergjans) at Bakersfield (Tyler Herb)