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Mitchell Hansen, Raptors clinch playoff berth

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Ogden won the South Division second half, and will face Orem in the first round of the Pioneer League playoffs.

Mitchell Hansen had four hits and scored three runs in the Raptors' victory.
Mitchell Hansen had four hits and scored three runs in the Raptors' victory.
Tomo San | Dodgers

Rancho Cucamonga and Ogden go late into the night to earn victories, while the Loons see rain interfere in their playoff opener.

Player of the day

Mitchell Hansen was instrumental early in Ogden's win over Grand Junction, accounting for four of the Raptors' twenty-two hits, and three of their fourteen runs.  Hansen's four for seven night upped his season line to .307/.354/.490 and extended his current hit streak to four games.  Hansen is hitting .355 for the month of September as the Raptors roll toward the playoffs.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers failed to overcome an early deficit, losing game one of the Pacific Coast League playoffs to the Nashville Sounds (Athletics) 10-7.  Scott Kazmir suffered a setback in his rehab start, being pulled in the first inning after allowing three runs but recording just two outs.  Lisalverto Bonilla was roughed up in relief,  allowing four runs in three and a third innings of work.

Corey Brown and O'Koyea Dickson each homered and scored a pair of runs, with Brown going three for five and Dickson two for five.  Micah Johnson had a pair of hits in five at bats with a stolen base.

High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes needed sixteen innings to eventually overcome the Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) 4-3 in game one of their playoff series.  Tim Shibuya was solid at the start, throwing six innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.  Mitchell White allowed his first run in his High A stint, giving up one in two innings of work.  Alex Burgos was the standout in relief, throwing four shutout innings during the extra frames.

Erick Mejia went three for six with a walk, two doubles, and a run scored.  Andre Ethier went two for seven from the DH spot, homering in the sixth inning.  Mike Ahmed also homered in a two for five game while also drawing a pair of walks.

Low Class-A Great Lakes

Rain halted a solid start to the Loons' playoffs, and they will take a 3-0 lead over the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) into Thursday.  Yadier Alvarez had thrown all four shutout innings for Great Lakes, striking out two but allowing five hits.

Saige Jenco, Omar Estevez, and Gage Green each had a hit for the Loons, with all three team runs coming in the third inning.  The game will be resumed Thursday at 11:05 AM PST.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors rode a late comeback to clinch a playoff berth, defeating the Grand Junction Rockies 14-13 in a 10-inning slugfest.  That clinched the second-half South Division title for Ogden, who will face Orem in the first round of the Pioneer League playoffs.

Mitchell Hansen led all Raptors with four hits, while Keibert Ruiz went three for five and drove in the game winning run in the tenth.  Cody Thomas hit his sixteenth home run in going two for four.

Nolan Long was hit hard in three innings of work, surrendering eight hits and six runs while striking out two.  Conor Costello did not fare any better, allowing six runs in just one inning of work.    Austin French got the win with two innings of one run ball, striking out four.

Transactions

Triple A: Oklahoma City received Kyle Farmer, Jeff Malm, Daniel Corcino, and Seth Frankoff from Tulsa, sending down Gus Schlosser and Brant Whiting.  Scott Kazmir was also assigned to the Dodgers to make a rehab start.

Tuesday box scores

Nashville 10, Oklahoma City 7

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lancaster 3 in 16 innings

Great Lakes 3, Bowling Green 0 in suspended game

Ogden 14, Grand Junction 13 in 10 innings

Thursday schedule

11:05 a.m.: PT: Great Lakes vs. Bowling Green, resumption of suspended game

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom) vs. Nashville (Dillon Overton)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (TBD) at Grand Junction (Yohander Quintana)

6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Michael Boyle) at Lancaster (Jose Hernandez)