Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga, Ogden and the AZL Dodgers were victorious while Oklahoma City, Great Lakes and Dominican Summer League Dodgers2 did not get wins on Saturday.
Player of the day
Jordan Sheffield had a solid start for the Loons, he went five innings and gave up a run and struck out seven.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers dropped their game 5-1 to the Iowa Cubs. Fabio Castillo took the loss, he pitched four innings and gave up four runs, eight hits and walked one.
Yaisel Sierra pitched three scoreless innings but there were not without incident as he gave up three hits and three walks.
The one Oklahoma City run was from Willie Calhoun who hit his 21st home run of the season.
The Drillers went extra-innings against the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) and they were rewarded with a 2-1 win in 12 innings. With two out and the bases loaded, Errol Robinson singled in Quincy Latimore with the go-ahead run.
Layne Somsen, who had pitched a scoreless eleventh inning, struck out the side in the bottom of the twelfth to earn the win.
Earlier, Mitchell White was the first of three recent additions from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to make his Tulsa debut. White pitched three innings, he gave up a run on a wild pitch, he also gave up a hit, three walks and a strikeout.
The other two additions, pitchers Yadier Alvarez and Dennis Santana, are scheduled to start today and tomorrow, respectively.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes held on to a 5-4 win over the San Jose Giants. Pablo Sandoval made his return to the Giants organization and he went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Caleb Ferguson did pitch six innings and got the win but his outing included seven hits and four walks.
DJ Peters, Johan Mieses and Omar Estevez each had two hits. Ibandel Isabel had a triple and two RBI>
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons led early but giving up five runs in the seventh was too much to overcome and Quad Cities River Bandits (Diamondbacks) held on to a 6-5 win. This should not overshadow the fine outing by Jordan Sheffield.
Sheffield pitched five innings, gave up a run and five hits. Sheffield walked one and struck out seven.
Cody Thomas hit a two-run homer, Zach Reks had three hits. But the Loons were only 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and they also struck out 13 times.
The Raptors were 4-3 winners over the Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks). Ronny Brito provided the big blow, a three-run homer in the fourth. For Brito, it was first home run of the season.
However the Osprey would tie the game at 3-3 going to the seventh inning. Brayan Morales led off with a double. Connor Heady attempted to sacrifice Morales to third but instead pitcher Rafael Pujos made an error and Morales would end up scoring the winning run.
The AZL Dodgers trailed by a run going to the ninth. The AZL Rangers couldn’t close the game and the AZL Dodgers scored twice to beat the Rangers 3-2.
Down one going to the ninth, the Dodgers got a single and a walk to put runner on first and second and no outs. But then a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third.
Donovan Casey followed with a two-run single to take the 3-2 lead which the AZL Dodgers held on to for the win.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City placed outfielder O’Koyea Dickson on the temporary inactive list and activated right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz from the disabled list.
Class-A: Infielder Brendon Davis assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Great Lakes. Infielder Brandon Montgomery assigned to Great Lakes from Rancho Cucamonga; Great Lakes sent right-handed pitcher Willian Soto on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.
11:08 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Justin Masterson) at Iowa (Aaron Brooks)
12:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at NW Arkansas (Josh Staumont)
3:15 p.m.: Great Lakes (Dustin May) at Quad Cities (TBD)
4:05 p.m.: Ogden (Adalberto Pena) at Missoula (Kai-Wei Lin)
5:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Adam Bray) at San Jose (Mike Connolly)
7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers at AZL White Sox