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Drillers walk-off gives them the second half division title

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Tulsa’s last postseason appearance was in 2014

Drillers celebrate their second half division title win
Rich Crimi/Tulsa Drillers

Another day brings another playoff spot earned, the Drillers walk-off win gave them the second half division title.

The Dominican Summer League playoffs will have the two Dodger teams, Dodgers1 and Dodgers2, face each other in their championship series starting today.

Player of the day

Errol Robinson went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Robinson has not hit a lot of extra-base hits in Tulsa, his batting average and on-base percentage, .275 and .359 respectively, are solid numbers at Tulsa for Robinsion

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost 5-3 to the Round Rock Express (Rangers) on Saturday. Jeremy Bleich took the lost as he gave up two runs and two hits in his one inning of work.

Henry Ramos got two hits in the loss, Jacob Scavuzzo singled and scored a run. Kyle Farmer doubled, scored a run and had one RBI.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers rallied with three runs in the eighth to tie and then an infield single by Errol Robinson scored the winning run as the Drillers beat the Springfield Cardinals 6-5.

The win gave the Drillers the second half division title and a spot in the postseason. The last time the Drillers made the postseason was in 2014.

In the ninth inning, Drew Jackson was hit by a pitch, Johan Mieses followed with a single but a throw to third to attempt to get Jackson allowed Mieses to get to second.

After getting an out, Blake Gailen received an intentional walk to load the bases. Errol Robinson hit a grounder up the middle that was stopped but the fielder couldn’t make a play, that allowed Jackson to score the winning run.

The Drillers had hit three home runs, Yusniel Diaz, pitcher Dennis Santana and Robinson.

Michael Johnson collected his seventh win for retiring the one batter he faced in the ninth.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost 4-3 in the ten innings to the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). With one out in the tenth, the Storm loaded the bases. A fielder’s choice scored the eventual winning run for the Storm.

Devin Smeltzer pitched well for the Quakes, he went seven innings, gave three runs, six hits and two walks. Smeltzer struck out six.

The Quakes did not do much at the plate as they went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and struck out 14 times.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons beat the Lake County Captains (Indians) 7-4 on Saturday. Aneurys Zabala won the game, he pitched four innings in relief, gave up a run and three hits. Zabala had eight strikeouts against two walks.

Starling Heredia had a good game at the plate, he had three hits, two doubles and a triple. Also, Heredia scored twice.

Cristian Santana and Moises Perez each had two hits.

Rookie-Pioneer Ogden

The Raptors spotted a run to the Orem Owlz (Angels) before they scored 12 runs in the next five innings on their way to a 16-4 win. The win gave the Raptors a one game lead over the Owlz with seven more to play.

The Raptors just need to finish ahead of the Grand Junction Rockies to clinch a playoff spot, their magic number is five. Today, the Raptors begin a five-game home and away series against the Rockies, that should go a long way to seeing who goes to the playoffs.

Ogden had 15 hits and 11 walks received. Every Raptor starter had at least one hit. Donovan Casey had three hits and three runs scored. Rylan Bannon hit a grand slam homer. Romer Cuadrado, Gersel Pitre, Brock Carpenter and Connor Heady each had two hits.

Rookie-AZL Dodgers

The AZL Dodgers were defeated by the AZL White Sox 9-3 on Saturday night. Mateo Nunez took the loss, he pitched 1⅔ innings, gave up six runs (four earned), two hits and three walks.

Transactions

Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City; outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa.

Class-A: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes activated left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer from the 7-day disabled list.

Saturday’s scores

Round Rock 5, Oklahoma City 3

Tulsa 6, Springfield 5

Lake Elsinore 4, Rancho Cucamonga 3 (10)

Great Lakes 7, Lake County 4

Ogden 16, Orem 4

AZL White Sox 9, AZL Dodgers 3

DSL Dodgers1 6, DSL Mets2 2

DSL Dodgers2 2, DSL Twins 0

Sunday’s schedule

11:05 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County (Micah Miniard)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Brandon McCarthy) vs. Lake Elsinore (Jesse Scholtens)

4:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (David Hale) at Round Rock (Clayton Blackburn)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Springfield Cardinals (Chris Ellis)

5:40 p.m.: Ogden (Carlos Felix) at Grand Junction Rockies (Will Gaddis)