The Drillers were the only full season team to win on Saturday as Willie Calhoun went deep for the 27th time of the year, while the Raptors pulled out a win for the rookie leagues thanks to Errol Robinson's performance at the dish.
Player of the day
2016 sixth-round pick Errol Robinson set a career high with four hits on Saturday to take this award. For the season the shortstop is now hitting .289, and he has 15 stolen bases while being caught just twice.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers managed just five hits on Saturday in their 3-2 loss to the Zephyrs (Marlins). Charlie Culberson and O'Koyea Dickson both went 2-for-4, including Dickson's 15th homer of the season, but it just wasn't enough offense.
Starter Logan Bawcom was wild but threw well in the loss, allowing just four hits and a couple of unearned runs over five frames. He walked five, and struck out four. Luis Avilan gave up a run in the sixth, and that turned out to be the difference in this game.
The Drillers used a four run fifth to defeat the RoughRiders (Rangers) 7-5. Willie Calhoun provided most of the offense in that critical fifth frame as he connected on his 27th homer of the season, a three-run bomb. Kyle Garlick also had a big game as he went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs, while Lars Anderson also homered and had a couple of RBI's.
Starter Seth Frankoff picked up the win despite allowing nine hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings. Four different relievers threw well out of the bullpen to close out the game, including Joe Broussard who picked up this sixth save with a scoreless ninth.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes offense stalled on Saturday as Rancho fell to San Jose (Giants) 6-3. Matt Beaty went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI's while Johan Mieses also doubled and drove in a run, but those were the only highlights for the Quakes at the plate.
Starter Felipe Gonzalez got hit hard in the loss as he gave up nine hits and five of the six runs in just four innings of work. Chris Anderson threw very well in relief as he allowed just one hit over three frames, although that hit turned out to be a solo homer.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons' game was postponed due to rain.
Pioneer - Ogden
The Raptors used a couple of big innings to defeat the Owlz (Angels) 10-4. Player of the day Robinson led the way with four hits, scoring a couple of runs and knocking in another. Third baseman Brock Carpenter also had a big game as he was 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI's.
Starter Rob McDonnell couldn't get through the required five innings to get the win as he gave up six hits and four runs over four innings of work, but Zac Grotz was excellent in relief as he tossed three shutout frames of one-hit ball to pick up the victory.
Arizona League - AZL Dodgers
The AZL Dodgers game against the Athletics was canceled on Saturday
Dominican Summer League - Dodgers One & Dodgers Two
The Dodgers one team lost by a score of 4-3, while the Dodgers two defeated the Phillies 5-1. Luis Asencio drove in a pair of runs, while starter Juan Morillo tossed four shutout innings of one-hit ball.
Class-A: Peter Summerville was placed on the DL while Felipe Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list..
New Orleans 3, Oklahoma City 2
San Jose 6, Rancho Cucamonga 3
12:05 p.m. PT - Doubleheader - Great Lakes (Imani Abdullah, Yadier Alvarez) at Bowling Green (Michael Velasquez, Roel Ramirez)
2:00 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Jeremy Kehrt) at New Orleans (Kendry Flores)
4:05 p.m. - Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Frisco (Jack Snodgrass)
5:00 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Tommy Bergjans) at San Jose (Jordan Johnson)