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DJ Peters helps Quakes in comeback 8-7 win

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Quakes scored three runs in 9th to get comeback 8-7 win

D.J. Peters
D.J. Peters
Photo credit: Steve Saenz | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Oklahoma City and Rancho Cucamonga won their games, Tulsa and Ogden dropped their games at home. Great Lakes had their tied game suspended due to rain and the Dominican DSL Dodgers1 team took a loss.

Player of the day

DJ Peters started his second half with a home run and he scored one of the three runs in the 9th inning to help the Quakes comeback and defeat the JetHawks.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers came home and after winning the suspended game on a walk-off Willie Calhoun double, they came back and won 14-5 over the Nashville Sounds (Athletics).

The Dodgers had 19 hits, including home runs from Kyle Farmer, Willie Calhoun, Bobby Wilson and Trayce Thompson. They scored at least one run in every inning but the 7th.

Only Scott Van Slyke, who walked twice, did not have at least two hits in the game. Farmer, Max Muncy, and Mike Freeman had three hits apiece.

It was a bullpen game as five pitchers appeared in the game for the Dodgers, Fabio Castillo started and went 3⅓ innings and gave three runs, Joe Broussard followed to go 2⅔ innings and give up the other two runs. The other three, Jeremy Bleich, Jacob Rhame, and Layne Somsen each pitched a scoreless inning.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers continued their losing ways to the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) as they lost 5-2 on Thursday night. The Drillers have lost six straight at home against the Naturals.

Andrew Sopko started and pitched five innings and gave up a run and four hits. Karch Kowalcyzk took the loss as he gave up two runs in two innings pitched.

Edwin Rios and Jacob Scavuzzo each homered, for Scavuzzo it was fourth in two games.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes battled back to score three runs in the 9th inning and defeat the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) 8-7 as both teams opened the second half of the season.

The big play was with the bases loaded and no outs, Ibandel Isabel hit a grounder over the mound, the pitcher fielded it and made the putout at first. DJ Peters, who was at third when the play began, scored to tie the game and then Omar Estevez scored the go-ahead run when the catcher missed the tag at the plate.

Tony Gonsolin pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Earlier, it was the long ball for the Quakes, Peters, Yusniel Diaz and Estevez each hit home runs.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons and South Bend Cubs were tied 1-1 when the rains came and the game was suspended. It is scheduled to be completed before tonight’s game.

Right-handed pitcher Imani Abdullah made his 2017 debut when he started for the Loons. He pitched 1⅓ innings with two strikeouts and two walks.

Rookie-level

The Raptors dropped their third straight to the Orem Owlz (Angels), losing 13-8 on Thursday.

Romer Cuadrado, a 19-year old Venezuelan outfielder, played for the Dodgers Arizona Rookie team last year, hit his first home run of the season and Nick Yarnell, a 35th round pick in 2016, hit two home runs.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles sent left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler outright to Oklahoma City.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga placed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino on the 7-day disabled list and activated right-handed pitcher Adam Bray from the temporarily inactive list. Right-handed pitcher Isaac Anderson assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa. Right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga. Right-handed pitcher Imani Abdullah assigned to Great Lakes. Outfielder Shakir Albert assigned to Great Lakes from Extended Spring Training. Great Lakes placed right-handed pitcher Vinny Santarsiero on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2017.

Thurday’s Scores

Oklahoma City 2, Nashville 1 (suspended game)

Oklahoma City 14, Nashville 5

NW Arkansas 5, Tulsa 2

Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lancaster 7

Great Lakes 1, South Bend 1 (suspended due to rain)

Orem 13, Ogden 8

DSL Astros Blue 4, DSL Dodgers1 3

Friday Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (A.J. Alexy) vs. South Bend (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Trevor Oaks) vs. Nashville (Zach Neal)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Josh Sborz) vs. NW Arkansas (Emilio Ogando)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Gregorio Sequera) at Grand Junction Rockies (TBD)

6:35 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (TBD) at Lancaster (Jesus Tinoco)