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Quakes get needed win as May strikes out 8

Dustin May, Logan Salow and Marshall Kasowski combine to strikeout 13 in 4-1 win

Dustin May
Dustin May
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Dodgers minor league teams split their games on Sunday with Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga winning while Oklahoma City and Great Lakes lost their games.

Player of the day

Edwin Rios hit two home runs including a grand slam in Oklahoma City’s loss is worthy contender but instead is the red-haired Dustin May. May showed signs of his prospect status with a five-inning effort where he gave up a run and struck out eight.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers got two home runs from Edwin Rios but they were not enough in their 12-8 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros). Trailing by eight runs before they scored, the Dodgers spent all game looking up to the Grizzlies.

Guillermo Moscoso started for the Dodgers and he gave up eight runs and 12 hits in five innings. Logan Ondrusek followed and he gave up three more runs.

In addition to the two home runs hit by Rios, Andrew Toles and Henry Ramos each had two hits.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers got a pair of two-run homers in a five-run inning and that held up in their -3 win over the Springfield Cardinals. Luke Raley and Will Smith each hit a two-out two-run homer in the third inning, the second home run gave the Drillers a 5-0 lead.

Devin Smeltzer, who pitched seven innings, gave up three runs in the bottom of the third. But that was all the scoring the Cardinals did.

Ariel Hernandez got his fourth save for pitching two scoreless innings. Hernandez did walk three and gave up a hit but he held on to get the save.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes beat the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) 4-1 to take the finale of their weekend series. Dustin May, Logan Salow and Marshall Kasowski combined to strikeout 13.

May pitched five innings and gave up an unearned run and three hits. May struck out eight in his time on the mound.

Logan Salow would get the win for pitching 2⅔ scoreless innings. Marshall Kasowski closed it out to get his first save at Tulsa.

The Quakes only had four hits and only one of those with a runner in scoring position. But in their three-run inning, a run scored via a hit batter while two more scored on an error.

The Quakes will head to Lake Elsinore to take on the division leader as they trail by two games with seven games to go in the first half.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 5-4 to the Lake County Captains (Indians) in extra-innings. In the tenth inning, the Captains scored when their first batter singled home the runner that had been put on second base.

The Loons could not do the same as all the hitters were struck out in the bottom of the tenth.

Errors cost the Loons three runs. Going 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position did not help either.

Brandon Montgomery and Eric Peterson each had two hits in the loss.


Class-A: Right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Oklahoma City.

Sunday’s scores

Fresno 12, Oklahoma City 8

Tulsa 5, Springfield 3

Rancho Cucamonga 4, Inland Empire 1

Lake County 5, Great Lakes 4 (10)

Monday’s schedule

9:10 a.m. PT: Tulsa (TBD) at Springfield (Mike O’Reilly)

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Lake County (Gregori Vasquez)

6:00 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Tony Gonsolin) at Lake Elsinore [Padres] (Michael Baez)

7:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Caleb Ferguson) at Fresno (Josh James)