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Will Smith paces Quakes Offense, Rincon walks off Bees

Will Smith hits his first of two home runs
Will Smith went three for six with his fifth home run Wednesday evening.
Photo: Steve Saenz | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The organization saw two walk off performances Wednesday, though only coming out victorious in one.

Player of the day

Will Smith went three for six with his fifth home run of the season in the Quakes extra innings loss Wednesday. Smith is now hitting .316/.421/.620 for the year, though his splits do skew in favor of the offensive friendly road parks.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s offense was largely held in check in a 6-3 loss to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers). Wilmer Font struck out nine in just five innings, but surrendered three runs off of a pair of home runs. Jacob Rhame was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs in just one inning of work.

Bobby Wilson homered for the second consecutive day in going one for four, while O’Koyea Dickson also drove in a pair of runs with his seventh home run of the season. Max Muncy paced all Dodgers with a pair of hits in four at bats.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were washed out Wednesday night in Arkansas and will attempt to play a doubleheader against the Travelers (Angels) on Thursday.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes rallied to a tie in the top of the ninth inning, only to fall in the eleventh to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 7-6. Rehabbing Dodgers went zero for four, with Logan Forsythe hitless in one and Joc Pederson in three at bats. Will Smith was the biggest offensive contributor, while Omar Estevez homered in his return to the lineup.

Mitchell White struggled with command on the evening, walking four and allowing four runs with five strikeouts in five innings. Dean Kremer also allowed two runs in one and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking one. Andrew Istler took the loss after allowing the winning run in the eleventh.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons walked off victorious in a 5-3 win against the Burlington Bees (Angels) Wednesday evening. Carlos Rincon was the hero with the two run home run in the ninth inning, his seventh of the season and one of two hits on the evening. Brendon Davis also led the offense with a pair of doubles, and Oneal Cruz drove in two runs as part of a one for three night.

Jordan Sheffield struckout five but walked four in his four innings of work, but allowed just one run. Sven Schuller earned his second win of the season with three and a third scoreless innings of relief work.


Triple-A: The Dodgers assigned LHP Jeremy Bleich to Oklahoma City, while sending RHP Madison Younginer to Extended Spring Training.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga made a handful of moves, activating 2B Omar Estevez from the disabled list while reassigning RHP Ryan Moseley and 2B Samuel Ortiz to Extended Spring Training.

Wednesday scores

Colorado Springs 6, Oklahoma City 3

Lake Elsinore 7, Rancho Cucamonga 6

Great Lakes 5, Burlington 3

Thursday schedule

7:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Leonardo Crawford) vs. Burlington (Travis Herrin)

9:05 a.m.: Oklahoma City (Fabio Castillo) vs. Colorado Springs (Hiram Burgos)

3:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Ivan Vieitez) at Arkansas (Lindsey Caughel) game one

6:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Arkansas (Andrew Moore) game two

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Caleb Ferguson) vs. Inland Empire (Jose Rodriguez)