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Brayan Morales comes up huge for Quakes

Connor Joe

It was an up-and-down night for the Dodgers affiliates, going 2-2 on Saturday night.

Player of the day

Brayan Morales had himself a career night for the Quakes. He racked up four hits, including three runs driven in.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

It was quite the performance from the Iowa Cubs offense, as they put up 11 runs on 10 hits in their 11-1 defeat of the Dodgers.

It was a rough outing for starter Rob Zastryzny, who allowed eight runs in 5 13 innings. He also walked four. Most of the damage came in the fourth inning, when the Cubs scored five runs.

Connor Joe drove in the only run for the Dodgers. In his four games with OKC, Joe is hitting .455 with an OPS of 1.116.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Arkansas Travelers scored six runs over the final six innings to secure the 6-4 victory.

After Gavin Lux reached on an error, Omar Estevez singled to put two runners on. For the night, Estevez had three hits to put his season average at .443. Keibert Ruiz stepped up next, and hit his first home run of the year, a three-run shot over the right-field fence.

With the game tied at four, the Travelers tacked on the go-ahead run in the seventh. After a walk and back-to-back singles, a double play would score a run. They’d add another run in the eighth inning thanks to an error from Lux. On the night, the Drillers had four errors.

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

Four hits and three RBI from Bryan Morales helped give the Quakes an 11-4 victory over the San Jose Giants.

Morales led off the first with a single, and would come in to score on a double from Donovan Casey. Another double from Devin Mann would give the Quakes the 2-1 edge early on.

After falling behind in the fourth, Rancho responded with a three-run inning, thanks to three hits and two walks. They wouldn’t trail for the remainder of the game.

The Quakes loaded the bases in the seventh, with all three runners coming courtesy of walks. Drew Adams hit a double, giving his team the 8-4 lead. Morales and Jeter Downs followed with back-to-back singles, giving the Quakes a 10-4 lead.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons used a four-run second inning and four-run seventh inning to give them the 8-3 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

After the first two hitters got out, the Loons used a two-out rally to spark their offense. Two walks later, Luke Heyer hit a double, bringing in both runners to give Great Lakes a 2-0 lead. After yet another walk, Jacob Amaya tripled, scoring two more runs to give his team the 4-0 lead.

Entering the bottom of the seventh, the Loons were clinging to a one-run lead. Four hits and an error later, Great Lakes had another four-run inning, and their lead stood at five runs.

Kevin Malisheski relieved Stephen Kolek in the fifth inning, and was nearly untouchable. In his four innings of work, he held the Hot Rods to only one hit.


  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Sborz to Oklahoma City Dodgers
  • LHP Justin Bruihl assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors
  • RHP Kevin Malisheski assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors

Saturday scores

Iowa 11, Oklahoma City 1

Arkansas 6, Tulsa 4

Rancho Cucamonga 11, San Jose 4

Great Lakes 8, Bowling Green 3

Sunday schedule

12:05 pm PT: Iowa (Duncan Robinson) at Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart)