All three Dodger minor league affiliates in action won on Sunday as a lot of offense was generated by each of the clubs.
Player of the day
There were quite a few candidates for this award, but Corey Brown gets the nod after reaching base five times in OKC's win. Brown, who briefly reached the big leagues with both the Nationals and Red Sox between 2011 and 2014, was 3-for-3 with a double and three walks and is now hitting .344 for the season.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers scored four first inning runs and never looked back in their 8-2 victory over the Sky Sox (Brewers). Rob Segedin got things started with a two-run homer, then player of the day Brown doubled to keep the rally going. A Jose Tabata singled plated another run, then James Ramsey's two-bagger capped off the early scoring.
That was more than enough for the OKC pitching staff as they combined to give up just six hits. Starting pitcher Sam LeCure allowed four of the hits and both runs over 5⅓ innings, but left with an apparent injury. A trio of relievers held the opposition scoreless for the rest of the game.
Four Drillers combined for a seven-hit shutout on Sunday as Tulsa blanked the Cardinals 5-0. Trevor Oaks continues to impress as he tossed six scoreless innings in his third start since being promoted to Double-A. Oaks allowed six hits, walked a pair, and struck out five. Ralston Cash nearly gave up the shutout two batters into the seventh as gave up a double following a walk, but a strong relay throw from Willie Calhoun (who had received the throw from center fielder Alex Verdugo) nailed the runner at the plate.
Calhoun also had a strong showing at the dish as he was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Kyle Farmer also had three hits and drove in a run, while Jacob Scavuzzo tripled and scored twice. Drew Maggi connected on the only homer of the game, hit second of the season.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes and Mavericks combined for 32 hits on Sunday with 16 apiece, but it was Rancho who ended up with the most runs as they defeated High Desert (Rangers) 11-5. Everybody in the Quakes lineup had at least one hit, with a trio of players collecting three base knocks including Yusniel Diaz and Kyle Garlick. Johan Mieses had the big game as he doubled twice and knocked in three runs.
On the mound Andrew Sopko got the rare win while also allowing double-digit hits, with 11 base knocks in his five innings of work, allowing three runs. Philip Pfeifer made his Quakes debut and gave up a run in relief, while Karch Kowalczyk tossed another scoreless frame to lower his ERA to 1.00 for the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons did not play on Sunday due to a league wide scheduled off day for Mothers' day, but return to action tomorrow when the start a road trip in Fort Wayne (Padres).
9:05 a.m. PT - Springfield (Corey Baker) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)
11:35 a.m. - Oklahoma City (Julio Urias) at Colorado Springs (Jorge Lopez)
4:05 p.m. - Great Lakes (Dennis Santana) at Fort Wayne (Walker Lockett)