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May dazzles in second start for Quakes

Dustin May
Dustin May struck out nine over five scoreless innings Wednesday night.
Photo credit: Steve Saenz - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Loons were the lone winner with a late run Wednesday, while the Quakes squandered a brilliant performance from Dustin May.

Player of the day

It might have come in a losing effort, but Dustin May had his strongest start since returning to Rancho Cucamonga from injury. May struck out nine over five scoreless innings, while walking just one, lowering his ERA to 3.12 on the season. May successfully worked around six hits, and showed promising stamina in lasting 72 pitches in his second start of the season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City was held down by a brilliant performance by top Cardinals prospect Jack Flaherty, losing to Memphis 7-2. Donovan Solano was the only Dodger to do damage to Flaherty, taking him deep in the first inning while also driving in a run in the third inning. Kyle Garlick was the only other Dodger with a pair of hits, and Breyvic Valera had a hit, steal, and run against his former team.

Manuel Banuelos suffered the loss, being battered for eight hits and five runs in five innings. C.C. Lee stood out in relief, throwing two scoreless innings, striking out four.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers were off Wednesday and return to action at Northwest Arkansas on Thursday evening. Caleb Ferguson gets the start for Tulsa.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes bats fell silent while Lake Elsinore (Padres) waited out a strong start from Dustin May to score late and take the win 1-0. May was strong over five scoreless innings. Jacob Richman took the hard luck loss, allowing an unearned run in just an inning and a third of relief. Ryan Moseley held the Quakes close with an inning and two-thirds of scoreless relief.

The Quakes could only muster three hits off of the Storm. Gavin Lux had one hit but also struck out three times. Cristian Santana had the lone extra base hit, a double, while Donovan Casey provide the only other Quake hit.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons overcame a late Beloit rally and scored the winning run in the top of the ninth to defeat the Snappers (Athletics) 6-5. Brayan Morales led the offense in going 2-4 with a pair of doubles and runs scored, and was successful once in two tries of stealing third base. Romer Cuadrado also added a double to the winning cause, while Brandon Montgomery went two for four with his third home run of the season.

Aneurys Zabala took the win despite allowing an inherited runner to score and tie the game in the eighth. Edwin Uceta started but lasted just four and a third innings, allowing three runs, two off of homers, while striking out six.


Triple-A: Los Angeles recalled LHP Scott Alexander and RHP Brock Stewart, while optioning RHP Yimi Garcia and OF Alex Verdugo to Oklahoma City.

Class-A: Great Lakes activated LHP Leo Crawford from the disabled list and were assigned OF Mitchell Hansen from Extended Spring Training.

Wednesday scores

Memphis 7, Oklahoma City 2

Lake Elsinore 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0

Great Lakes 6, Beloit 5

Thursday schedule

4:35 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) at Wisconsin (Nelson Hernandez)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Daniel Corcino) vs. Memphis (Austin Gomber)

5:05 p.m.: Tulsa (Caleb Ferguson) at Northwest Arkansas (Foster Griffin)

7:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) at Lake Elsinore (TBD)