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Quakes score six runs in 7th to win 10-5

Jeren Kendall’s bases-loaded triple keys late rally

Jeren Kendall
Jeren Kendall
Steve Saenz

Another big inning put Rancho Cucamonga over .500 for the first time this season. Great Lakes lost at home and Oklahoma City was shutout to lose at New Orleans.

Player of the day

Jeren Kendall, the Dodgers 2017 first round pick, scored three runs and drove in three on a well-placed fly ball triple in the seventh inning. Kendall is playing his first full season and the 22-year old started the season 3-for-26.

Since April 12th, Kendall is hitting 10-for-32 for a .313/.389/.563.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers were shutout 2-0 by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) on Saturday night. With one out in the fifth inning, a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly gave the Baby Cakes their two runs.

Guillermo Moscoso made his first start for the Dodgers and he pitched four scoreless innings. Edward Paredes came in and after recording an out, he gave up two hits and then after intentionally walking Jonathan Rodriguez to load the bases, he walked Rafael Ortega to bring in the run.

Pat Venditte came in to relieve Paredes and Chad Wallach hit a sacrifice fly to score the second run. Venditte would then record a strikeout to end the inning.

Venditte and Emmanuel De Leon would keep the Baby Cakes off the scoreboard for the rest of the game but the Dodgers could not do anything at the plate.

The Dodgers had six hits with Jake Peter going 2-for-4 with a double but they were never mounted a real threat to score on Saturday.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers game against the NW Arkansas Naturals (Royals) was postponed due to rain. The game will made up as part of a double-header scheduled for Friday April 27th.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes and Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) went back and forth early as they were tied 4-4 through the top of the seventh inning. Then the Quakes repeated their big inning from Friday’s game, scoring six runs and went on to win 10-5 at LoanMart Field.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Quakes scored twice on bases-loaded walks. Then Jeren Kendall hit a perfectly placed fly ball down the right field line that became a three-run triple.

Kendall would later score on a single and the Quakes put a big six runs to put the game in their hands. Kendall was 1-for-3 with his triple and three runs scored.

Nolan Long pitched three scoreless innings to record the win, Andrew Sopko started and pitched four innings and gave up four runs and seven hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons fell behind in the first and never caught up losing 7-2 to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers). The Whitecaps scored three runs in the first and then three more runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

Riley Ottesen, the Dodgers 2017 fifth round draft pick, has yet to find any command in his three starts for the Loons. Despite just giving up three hits this season, Ottesen has given up eight runs in 7⅓ innings because he has walked 15 so far.

On Saturday, Ottesen pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up five runs and one hit. Ottesen walked four and also hit two batters.

Wills Montgomerie, the Dodgers 2017 sixth round choice did come in and pitch well, going five innings, giving up two runs (one earned), two hits and walked three. Montgomerie struck out eight.

At the plate, Nick Yarnall had his fourth multi-hit game in his last five played. Brandon Montgomery hit his first home run of the season.


There were no transactions reported on Saturday.

Saturday’s scores

New Orleans 2, Oklahoma City 0

Rancho Cucamonga 10, Lake Elsinore 5

West Michigan 7, Great Lakes 2

Sunday’s schedule

11:00 a.m.PT: Oklahoma City (Walker Buehler) at New Orleans (Sandy Alcantar)

11:05 a.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) vs. NW Arkansas (Glenn Sparkman)

11:05 a.m.: Great Lakes (Melvin Jiminez) vs. West Michigan (Brad Bass)

2:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Jordan Sheffield) vs. Lake Elsinore (Emmanuel Ramirez)