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DJ Peters homers twice in Tulsa’s 12-7 win

Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes win their games on Sunday

D.J. Peters
DJ Peters as a Quake in 2017
Photo credit: Steve Saenz | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Tulsa, Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes all won on Sunday. Great Lakes was even more impressive as they swept their double-header.

Player of the day

DJ Peters homered twice on Sunday as Tulsa won their third game in four tries. Peters has struck out eight times in 20 at-bats. However, despite his strikeout percentage, Peters’ power and athleticism has made him a player to watch this season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Sunday’s game was moved to last Thursday to avoid bad weather.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers jumped out to an early 9-0 lead on their way to beating the Midland RockHounds (Athletics) 12-7 in the first game of their three-game series. Tulsa hit four home runs in their win: DJ Peters hit two home runs, Angelo Mora hit a grand slam, Kyle Garlick belted a solo shot in the ninth.

Peters, Garlick, and Mora combined for seven hits, eight runs scored, three home runs and eight runs batted in. Connor Joe also had two hits.

Devin Smeltzer started and went four innings. Smeltzer gave up four runs (three earned) and seven hits. Smeltzer also struck out two.

Cory Copping got the win by pitching two innings and striking out five.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes trailed 4-2 when they went to the plate in the sixth, they then scored four runs and later two more in the seventh and went on to beat the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 8-4. The teams split their four-game series.

With one out and one on in the sixth, Ibandel Isabel hit a two-run homer to tie the game 4-4. Logan Landon followed with a home run and the lead the Quakes will not relinquish on Sunday.

Omar Estevez doubled home a run to conclude the scoring in the sixth and the Quakes would score two more in the seventh inning.

Leo Crawford pitched well in his California League debut, he went three innings, allowing a hit and two walks. Crawford also struck out two.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons swept their double-header against the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), the Loons won the first game 11-6 and then took the second game by a 5-2 score.

In that first game, eight of the nine batters in the lineup had at least one hit. All of the hits were singles and when you combine that with six walks, that put a lot of runners on base.

Starling Heredia, Ramon Rodriguez, and Brayan Morales each had three RBI.

Austin Hamilton picked up the win, his first this season.

In Game 2, the Loons jumped out to a 3-0 and expanded it to 5-0 before the Lugnuts scored two in the fourth inning. But that was the extent of the scoring for both teams on Sunday.

Marcus Chiu and Nick Yarnall each hit solo home runs. Yarnall and Romero Cuadrado each had three hits.

Andre Scrubb picked up the win and Devin Hemmerich got the save for the Loons.


Class-A: Left-handed pitcher Austin Hamilton assigned to Great Lakes from Ogden.

Sunday’s scores

Tulsa 12, Midland 7

Rancho Cucamonga 8, Visalia 4

Great Lakes 11, Lansing 6 (Game 1)

Great Lakes 5, Lansing 2 (Game 2)

Monday’s schedule

10:08 a.m. PT: Oklahoma City (Zach Neal) at Iowa (Alec Mills)

3:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (Jesus Vargas) at West Michigan [Tigers] (Elvin Rodriguez )

4:30 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at Midland (Kyle Friedrichs)

7:10 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Imani Abdullah) at Stockton [Athletics] (TBD)