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Dustin May strikes out six in first AA win

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Dustin May pitched 6.2 shutout innings to earn his first win with Tulsa.
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

The organization had a very successful night on the farm with six wins in eight tries, including standout pitching from one of the organization’s top prospects.

Player of the day

It hasn’t been for lack of performance, but Dustin May finally earned his first win in Double A Wednesday night in what was likely his best outing at the level. May struck out six over 6.2 innings while allowing just four hits and a pair of walks. May lowered his AA ERA to 2.82 and crossed the 120 inning threshold for the season.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City backed strong pitching with five runs on just five hits to defeat the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 5-2. Brock Stewart pitched five one run innings, striking out one and walking one. Manny Banuelos, Edward Paredes, and Brian Schlitter each pitched a scoreless frame in relief.

Travis Taijeron had a double and a home run to lead the offense, driving in a pair of runs. Edward Rios also went one for three with a double, while Kyle Garlick hit home run number 17 at Triple A.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers gave Dustin May more than enough offense to deliver his first win at the AA level, defeating the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) 8-1. DJ Peters hit home run number 24 on the the year, while also adding a double and scoring three runs. Gavin Lux, Zach Reks, Keibert Ruiz, and Cael Brockmeyer each went 2-5.

In addition to May’s strong pitching, Marshall Kasowski also dominated Arkansas hitters with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings. Kasowski now has 109 strikeouts over 62 innings this year.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes outlasted the Lancaster Jethawks (Rockies) in a 13-8 slugfest. Carlos Rincon hit his tenth home run in the California League in going three for five, while Donovan Casey had home run number four in a two for four night. Cristian Santana also had three hits, scoring and driving in a pair of runs.

Isaac Anderson allowed seven runs in six innings, taking a no decision. Logan Salow shut down the Lancaster offense in two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons were held scoreless for eight innings, but a two run walk off single in the ninth led Great Lakes over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) 2-1. Chris Roller was the hero with the two run single, part of a three for four night with a stolen base. Romer Cuadrado also went two for four with a double.

Jose Chacin was strong in his return to Great Lakes, striking out eight in six innings, walking three and allowing just one unearned run. The steady Stephen Kolek took the win with a scoreless ninth, striking out one.

Short Season Ogden

The Raptors held the Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox) to just three runs on 13 hits, but could only muster four hits in a 3-1 defeat. Evy Ruibal worked around five hits in two innings to surrender just one run, while Justin Lewis did likewise with four hits in three innings.

James Outman had his second triple of the season to drive in the Raptors’ only run. Outman also had a pair of outfield assists to keep the score close.

Rookie Level Arizona

The Dodgers held the Angels to just five hits in an 8-0 shutout. Jose Martinez earned his third win of the season by striking out six in six innings, issuing just one walk. Elio Serrano followed Martinez with six strikeouts of his own in a three inning save.

Sam McWilliams hit his first professional home run to lead the offense, driving in four while also swiping his sixth bag of the year. Meaux Landry also had a pair of hits and runs driven in.

Dominican Summer League

The DSL Dodgers Robinson lost to the DSL Astros 6-3. Adolfo Ramirez struck out six in five scoreless innings but did not earn a decision.

The DSL Dodgers Guerrero defeated the DSL Pirates One 10-8. Andres Noriega went a perfect four for four.

Transactions

Class-A: Great Lakes moved OF Brayan Morales, C Garrett Hope, and RHP Riley Richert from the seven day to the sixty day disabled list. The Loons also put LHP John Rooney on the seven day disabled list, while sending SS Moises Perez to the AZL for a rehab assignment. RHP Jose Chacin was promoted from Ogden to Great Lakes.

Wednesday scores

Oklahoma City 5, Omaha 2

Tulsa 8, Arkansas 1

Rancho Cucamonga 13, Lancaster 8

Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 1

Great Falls 3, Ogden 1

AZL Dodgers 8, AZL Angels 0

DSL Dodgers Guerrero 10, DSL Pirates One 8

DSL Astros 6, DSL Dodgers Robinson 3

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m.: Great Lakes (TBD) vs. Fort Wayne (TBD)

5:05 p.m.: Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom) vs. Omaha (Trevor Oaks)

5:10 p.m.: Tulsa (Yadier Alvarez) at Arkansas (Chris Mazza)

5:30 p.m.: Ogden (Orlandy Navarro) vs. Great Falls (Jason Bilous)

7:00 p.m.: AZL Dodgers (TBD) vs. AZL Rangers (TBD)

7:05 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Max Gamboa) vs. Lancaster (Matt Dennis)