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Brock Stewart has second straight 10 strikeout game, OKC wins 8-2

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Brock Stewart when he was at Rancho Cucamonga
Brock Stewart when he was at Rancho Cucamonga
Craig Minami True Blue LA

Oklahoma City, Great Lakes win behind good starting pitching, Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga, Ogden and both Dominican teams lose on Friday

Player of the day

Right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart made his third start for Oklahoma City and he struck out 10 in six innings.  Overall, Stewart pitched five innings and gave up two runs, four hits, a walk and struck out ten.

Stewart has now pitched 18⅔ innings for Oklahoma City and has a 2.89 ERA and has struck out 27 and walked two.


Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers defeated the Express (Rangers) 8-2 and the Dodgers took control of this game pretty early.  Brock Stewart won his third game in three starts and Sam LeCure and Matt West finished up the game for the Dodgers.

After trailing 1-0 in the first, the Dodgers scored three times to take a lead they never gave up on Friday.  With one out, Charlie Culberson singled and Zach Walters walked.

Corey Brown singled in Culberson and then both Walters and Brown would score on Chris Taylor's double, that made the game 3-1 and the Dodgers never looked back.

Four Dodgers had two hits, Micah Johnson, Culberson, Walters and Brown.

Double-A Tulsa

The Naturals (Royals) scored four runs in the second inning, which was on their way to a 7-1 win over the Drillers.  Driller starting pitcher Tim Shibuya had a poor outing, he gave up six runs, nine hits, walked one and struck out two.

The Naturals had 14 hits, including two home runs while the Drillers only had five hits and a run.

Alex Verdugo had two singles in an otherwise quiet night for the Drillers.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Mavericks (Rangers) once led 8-0 over the Quakes which was on their way to a 10-4 win.  High Desert had 18 hits and just one walk, while the Quakes produced five hits and three walks.

Tommy Bergjans and Luis DePaula combined to give up most of the runs.  Bergjans pitched 4⅓ innings and gave up five runs and nine hits.  Luis DePaula finished up the final ⅔ inning, giving up the final three runs in the fifth inning.

DePaula would hit Travis Demeritte with a pitch to start the sixth inning which led to this bench-clearing incident:

For the Quakes, Julian Leon hit his fifth home run of the season and Matt Beaty had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons took a 4-0 lead and held on to beat the Captains (Indians) 4-3.  Loons pitchers combined to strike out 15 while walk only one.

Imani Abdullah picked up his first win of the season, he pitched five innings, gave up two runs, four hits and struck out ten.  Gavin Pittore and Alexander Hermeling each pitched two innings.  Pittore struck out two in his two scoreless innings while Hermeling allowed a run and struck out three in his two innings.

Jake Henson hit a solo home run, Brendon Davis and Ariel Sandoval each had two hits.  A pair of Captains' errors helped the Loons score three of the four runs.

Rookie - Ogden

The Owlz (Angels) scored a run in the seventh to tie and then a run in the ninth for a walk-off 7-6 win over the Raptors.  Franklin Torres singled with the bases-loaded to drive in the winning run.

2016 draft picks DJ Peters (4th round) and Darian Tubbs (16th round) each had three hits in the loss.

Rookie - Arizona

The AZL Dodgers were not scheduled on Friday.

Dominican Summer League - Dodgers 1 and 2

Dodgers1 were shut out 3-0 by the Cubs2 and Dodgers2 also lost by three runs to the Red Sox1 by a 4-1 score.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch from Oklahoma City.

Friday Scores

Oklahoma City 8, Round Rock 2

NW Arkansas 7, Tulsa 1

High Desert 10, Rancho Cucamonga 4

Great Lakes 4, Lake County 3

Orem 7, Ogden 6

Cubs2 3, Dodgers1 0

Red Sox1 4, Dodgers2 1

Saturday Schedule

4:00 p.m. Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) at Lake County (Matt Esparza)

5:05 p.m. - Iowa (Cubs) (Adam Warren) at Oklahoma City (Jose De Leon)

5:05 p.m. - NW Arkansas (Ashton Goudeau) at Tulsa (Scott Barlow)

6:05 p.m. - Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) at Orem (Crusito Mieses)

7:00 p.m. - AZL Reds at AZL Dodgers

7:00 p.m. - High Desert (Collin Wiles) at Rancho Cucamonga (Joshua Sborz)