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Brendon Davis drives in five in Quakes win

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Alex Verdugo, Willie Calhoun both homer in OKC loss

Brendon Davis
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Only Oklahoma City did not get a win on Tuesday. Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga, Ogden and the AZL Dodgers all won while the DSL Dodgers2 split a double-header.

Player of the day

Brendon Davis was drafted in the 5th round of the 2015 draft and just recently moved up to Rancho Cucamonga after playing at Great Lakes since the beginning of the 2016 season.

The soon-to-be 20-year old infielder had just about the same batting average in both seasons but he improved his OPS from .629 in 2016 to .760 in 2017.

On Tuesday night, Davis hit a two doubles and drove in five to lead the Quakes to the win.

Five Raptors were named to Pioneer League All-Star Team

The Pioneer League announced today that five Ogden Raptors were named to the All-Star Team. Three of them were named to the starting lineup: catcher Hendrik Clementina, outfielder Starling Heredia and designated hitter Luis Paz.

Also named to the team was reliever James Carter and infielder Nick Yarnell. Yarnell was recently promoted to Great Lakes so he will not attend.

The Pioneer League vs. Northwest League All-Star Game will take place next Tuesday August 1st at Hillsboro, Oregon.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost 9-7 to the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) but the game did have two solid offensive games by Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun.

Verdugo was 2-for-5 with his fourth home run and four RBI, Verdugo has now reached base in 41 consecutive games. Willie Calhoun homered in his third straight game, he went 3-for-5.

All together, six Dodgers had multi-hit games, along with Verdugo and Calhoun, Charlie Culberson, Max Muncy and Mike Freeman each had two hits while Kyle Farmer had a three-hit game.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers trailed 3-0 to the Springfield Cardinals but then scored two in the sixth and two in the eighth to win 4-3. Michael Johnson won it, he pitched three scoreless innings and he was followed by Corey Copping who got his 11th save.

In the sixth, with the bases-loaded and one out, Jose Miguel Fernandez was hit by a pitch to score the first run and then Matt Beaty singled in another.

Jose Miguel Fernandez would then hit a two-run homer in the eighth to give the Drillers the lead.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored often against the Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) as they tallied runs in all but the second and eighth innings on their way to a 11-4 win. Devin Smeltzer was the winner as he gave up three runs in 6⅓ innings. Smeltzer also struck out 10.

The Quakes had seven doubles in the game, two for Brendon Davis who also drove in five runs. DJ Peters and Omar Estevez also had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were off on Tuesday. They will host the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) for a three-game series starting on Wednesday.

Rookie-Pioneer Ogden

The Raptors and Helena Brewers were tied 3-3 until the Raptors scored three runs in the sixth and eighth innings to win 9-3. Ronny Brito, Luis Paz and Donovan Casey each had two hits, Casey hit his first home run.

Jeff Paschke collected the win with solid pitching performances by Devin Hemmerich and Justin Hoyt.

Rookie-AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers were down a run to the AZL Brewers but then they scored six runs in the sixth inning and won 8-3.

James Marinan made his second start, he pitched an inning and he gave up an unearned run, a hit, a walk and struck out three for the outs he needed.

Down 2-1, the AZL Dodgers batted around in the sixth inning and scored six runs to put the game away.

Transactions

Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated outfielder O'Koyea Dickson and left-handed pitcher Justin Marks from the temporarily inactive list.

Class-A: Outfielder Jeren Kendall assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden; left-handed pitcher Justin Bruihl assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.

Rookie: Outfielder Mitchell Hansen assigned to Ogden from Great Lakes.

Tuesday’s Scores

Reno 9, Oklahoma City 7

Tulsa 4, Springfield 3

Rancho Cucamonga 11, Lancaster 4

Ogden 9, Helena 3

AZL Dodgers 8, AZL Brewers 3

DSL Dodgers2 4, DSL Rangers1 3

DSL Rangers1 5, DSL Dodgers2 3

Wednesday’s Schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods [Rays] (J.D. Busfield)

4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Andrew Sopko) at Springfield (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Walker Buehler) vs. Reno (Frank Duncan)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Carlos Felix) at Helena (Jayson Rose)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Andrew Thurman) vs. Lancaster (TBD)