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Will Smith hits first professional home run in Ogden win

Will Smith went 3-4 with his first professional home run
Will Smith went 3-4 with his first professional home run

A short night on the farm still saw standout performances from young prospects Will smith and Imani Abdullah

Player of the day

Will Smith hit his first professional home run as part of his best night thus far as a Dodger prospect, going three for four.  After being held hitless in his professional debut, Smith has a hit in each of his next five games, with two multi-hit games in his last three starts.  Smith started at DH Wednesday, but has seen time at catcher and second base in just six starts with Ogden.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were off for a travel day Wednesday.  They start their next road trip in Nashville Thursday evening.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were off again as part of their All Star break.  They resume play Thursday night in San Antonio.

High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rallied back from an earlier deficit only to lose it late, falling to the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 8-7.  Johan Mieses went two for four with a double and his twelfth home run of the season.  Edwin Rios stayed hot at the plate, going three for four with a double, upping his average to .368 in Rancho Cucamonga.  Joey Curletta also homered.

Yaisel Sierra surrendered six runs in just five innings, allowing eleven hits but walking one.  Chris Anderson pitched one scoreless inning of relief.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons' bats fell silent in a 2-1 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays).  Imani Abdullah was the star for the Loons, pitching five scoreless innings, walking none, striking out five and lowering his ERA to 2.45 on the season.  The Lugnuts got to Chris Powell in relief, scoring twice in Powell's two innings of work.

Noah Perio was the only Great Lakes hitter to collect two hits, going two for four.  Omar Estevez doubled, while Ariel Sandoval extended his hit streak to six games.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors played a well rounded game to win their third of the season, defeating the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals) 7-1.  Outside of Will smith, Garrett Hope was the other Raptors' hitter with multiple hits, going two for three with a home run.  Mitchell Hansen also hit his second home run, going one for four.

Garrett Harrison went four innings and struck out six, allowing the Chukars' only run of the game.  Rob McDowell and Shea Spitzbarth combined for seven strikeouts in five scoreless innings of relief.

Rookie AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers were off Wednesday.

Dominican Summer League Dodgers 1 and 2

The DSL Dodgers 2 defeated the DSL Marlins 5-4.  Mervin Romero went two for three, while Santos Mateo struck out seven batters in just two innings of work.


Triple A: The Dodgers officially added Brock Stewart to the major league roster.

High A: The Quakes activated Felipe Gonzalez from the seven day disabled list.

Short Season: Ogden assigned draft picks Dean Kremer, Austin French, and Tony Gonsolin to their roster.

Tuesday box scores

Visalia 8, Rancho Cucamonga 7

Lansing 2, Great Lakes 1

Ogden 7, Idaho Falls 1

DSL Dodgers 5, DSL Marlins 4

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: ET: Great Lakes (Michael Boyle) vs. Lansing (Tayler Saucedo)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Nashville (Angel Castro)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Tim Shibuya) at San Antonio (Kyle Lloyd)

6:00 p.m.: Ogden (Jairo Pacheco) vs. Orem (Travis Herrin)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL Diamondbacks

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tommy Bergjans) vs. Stockton (Matt Stalcup)