As you can guess, something big happened for Oklahoma City, more on that in a bit. As for other three teams finishing their regular season, Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga won while Great Lakes took a ninth-inning loss. Ogden also lost their first game of a four-game series that will conclude their regular season on Thursday.
Player of the day
A lot of choices, but let’s pick two from the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Henry Ramos was activated from the disabled-list last Friday. After going 0-for-4 in his first game back, Ramos went 13-for-17 in the four games OKC had to win. He scored five runs and drove in 11 runs.
Connor Joe was activated from the disabled list on Saturday September 1st. Joe went 6-for-11 in the four wins, scoring nine runs and walking six times.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers did what they had to do to win their division on Monday. They had to beat Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) twice. The Dodgers did that by winning 7-1 in the first game. In the second game, after being tied 2-2 after the first inning, the Dodgers scored eight more runs before the Sky Sox got their third run.
With a 10-3 lead, the Dodgers scored six runs in their last inning which ultimately gave them a 16-4 win and their division title.
In the first game, Henry Ramos and Matt Beaty each doubled in the first inning to give the Dodgers an early three-run lead. Beaty would later get another run-scoring double and Edwin Rios singled home two runs.
The bullpen game saw Zach McAllister get the win. Julio Urias also pitched, facing five batters and recording two outs.
In the second game, both teams scored two runs in the first inning. Then the Dodgers just went out and scored and scored, finally taking a 10-2 lead to the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Sky Sox scored a run in the sixth but then the Dodgers scored six more runs in the seventh to make the final score 16-4.
Henry Ramos got four hits, Connor Joe and Jake Peter each had three hits.
Manny Bañuelos got the win for pitching two scoreless innings in this bullpen-pitched division clincher.
The Drillers won their final regular season game 6-2 over the Springfield Cardinals. The game was notable for the performances of two top Dodger prospects.
DJ Peters did show he had power against Texas League pitching this season. Peters hit his league-leading 29th home run on Monday.
Mitchell White pitched six scoreless innings to get the win, he gave up four hits while striking out four. Yadier Alvarez also pitched one scoreless inning in relief.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes and Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) exchanged their scoring enough to produce a 9-9 tie going to the bottom of seventh.
The Quakes then did what they did a lot in the second half. They scored a run in the seventh to break the tie and then put on five more runs in the eighth inning to win 15-11.
Jordan Sheffield pitch an inning of scoreless baseball which was enough for him to get the win.
Omar Estevez had four hits which was more than enough to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. Connor Wong also had four hits including an home run. Cody Thomas and Jared Walker each had three hits.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons lost their regular season finale 1-0 to the South Bend Cubs. With one out and runners on first and second, a ground ball produced a throwing error by second baseman Devin Mann.
Mann’s error allowed a run to score to give them a one-run lead going to the ninth inning.
The Loons had a chance in the bottom of the ninth, they had two on and two out. But then Matt Cogen grounded out to second to end the game.
The Raptors lost 4-2 to the Idaho Falls Chukars (Royals). After taking a two-run in the second inning, the Chukars would break the tie game with two runs in the sixth inning.
In that sixth inning, the Chukars had the bases-loaded and two were out. Offerman Collado singled to score the two go-ahead runs before the runner at first was thrown going to third base.
Triple-A: Oklahoma City activated left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes from the 7-day disabled list and placed left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein on the temporarily inactive list.
Oklahoma City 7, Colorado Springs 1
Oklahoma City 16, Colorado Springs 4
Rancho Cucamonga 15, Inland Empire 11
6:15 p.m. PT: Ogden (Brett de Geus) at Idaho Falls (TBD)