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Dustin May struck out seven over seven scoreless innings at Lake Elsinore Wednesday.
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

A handful of strong pitching performances on the farm despite an up and down performance at the full season levels.

Player of the day

Dustin May had his strongest outing of the season at Lake Elsinore. May went seven scoreless innings, striking out seven against one walk, while also scattering six hits. May improved his season ERA to 3.47 and has held opponents scoreless in three of his last four outings. May now has 59 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 57 innings at Rancho Cucamonga this year.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City dropped a pair at home to the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), losing game one 5-4, and game two 1-0. Kyle Farmer led the offense with three hits in game one, including a triple. Andrew Toles had a single and double in game one. Manny Banuelos took the loss by allowing five runs in 5.1 innings, striking out five.

Andrew Toles was the lone bright spot in game two with another single-double contribution. Drew Hutchison held the Sounds scoreless over the first four frames, but Josh Sborz could not keep Nashville off the board in relief, recording just one out and allowing a pair of hits and a walk.

Double-A Tulsa

Tulsa was still off on break. They resume action on Thursday in Midland.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes’ bats woke up in the ninth inning to score five runs to back strong pitching in a 5-0 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Dustin May did not earn the win after seven scoreless innings but put together his strongest start of the year. Zach Pop earned his first win in High A with a pair of scoreless innings, striking out one.

Cody Thomas and Jared Walker each drove in a pair of runs with their only hits of the game in the ninth inning. Hamlet Marte led all Quakes with two hits in four at bats.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons’ pitchers were tagged for thirteen hits in an 11-1 loss to the Dayton Dragons (Reds). Andre Jackson took the loss after lasting just 2.2 innings, striking out four, but allowing six runs. Luis Pasen took the brunt of the offense in relief, surrendering five runs in just one-third of an inning.

Only three Loons managed a hit in this game, with Luke Heyer, Brandon Montgomery, and Darrell Miller each getting a pair of hits. Miller and Heyer each went for extra bases once with a double.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors managed just four hits but made them count in a 4-2 victory over the Orem Owls (Angels). Daniel Robinson had two of the hits, while adding a stolen base, double, and run scored. Jefrey Souffront also went one for two with a walk, steal, and run scored.

Justin Lewis struck out a pair and allowed just two hits in four shutout innings. Adalberto Pena took the win with three shutout innings in relief, striking out three.

Rookie Level Arizona

Strong pitching by the Dodgers held the Giants Orange to just four hits in a 4-1 victory. James Marinan had his best start as a pro, throwing four one hit innings while striking out five. Marinan has yet to allow a run this season. Jeronimo Castro took the win with six strikeouts in three innings.

Drew Avans hit his second home run of the season as part of a one for three, three RBI evening. Miguel Vargas also had a pair of hits and a stolen base.

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Dodgers Robinson defeated the DSL Royals One 2-1. Franklin De La Paz struck out five over four innings to earn the win.

The DSL Dodgers Guerrero defeated the DSL Rays Two 4-2. Eynar Machin went three for three to lead the offense.

Transactions

Rookie: LHP Darien Nunez was assigned to the Ogden Raptors from the AZL Dodgers.

Wednesday scores

Nashville 5, Oklahoma City 4 in game one

Nashville 1, Oklahoma City 0 in game two

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Lake Elsinore 0

Dayton 11, Great Lakes 1

Ogden 4, Orem 1

AZL Dodgers 4, AZL Giants Orange 1

DSL Dodgers Robinson 2, DSL Royals One 1

DSL Dodgers Guerrero 4, DSL Rays Two 2

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (Victor Gonzalez) vs. Lansing (Maximo Castillo)

5:00 p.m.: Tulsa (Justin DeFratus) at Midland (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso) vs. Nashville (Brett Anderson)

6:05 p.m.: Ogden (Brett De Geus) at Orem (Johnny Morell)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) at AZL Mariners (TBD)

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