Three of the Dodger minor league affiliates won on Saturday. Only a second-straight extra-inning loss for Tulsa kept a perfect day away for the minor league teams.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Dodgers would score four runs in the second and then three runs in the third inning. In the third inning, Edwin Rios hit a two-run homer. Following the home run, Drew Jackson scored the seventh run for the Dodgers on a Blake Gailen base hit.
Leading by six runs, it was up to the Dodger pitchers to hold a six run lead for six innings. The Storm Chasers came close, scoring two runs in the fifth inning and then single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth inning.
Jaime Schultz picked up his third save for the Dodgers. Dennis Santana made the start, he pitched 4⅔ innings and gave up three runs.
On Saturday night, the Drillers lost 2-1 to the Travelers (Mariners). It was their second straight extra-inning loss in ten innings.
In the top of the tenth and with one out, Evan White singled home Aaron Knapp to give the Travelers their second run.
In the bottom of the tenth, the Drillers went down in order and the runner never got past second base.
Cody Thomas provided the only run for Tulsa, he hit his ninth home run of the season.
J.D. Martin pitched six innings and he allowed one run and six hits. He also struck out six.
The Drillers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes fell behind from the start to the Nuts (Mariners) but by the end of the third inning, they came back to take the lead and they would go on to win 9-4. Sven Schueller was the first of four relievers to pitch scoreless relief and he would get the win.
Schueller pitched 1⅓ innings and gave up one hit and a walk. Logan Salow, Connor Mitchell and Max Gamboa were the other relievers for the Quakes.
Eric Peterson had three hits, Donovan Casey hit his fifth home run of the season and Jeter Downs cleared the bases in the eighth innings with a three-run double to break the game open.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons and Andre Jackson were able to defeat the Whitecaps (Tigers) 6-1 to continue the Loons streak of good play. It was the Loons third straight win and they have won 16 of their last 19 games.
Jackson pitched six scoreless innings and only gave up one hit and four strikeouts. Jose Martinez pitched the last three innings and gave up an unearned run. Martinez would also get his third save of the season.
In the sixth inning, Dillon Paulson, Nick Hulsizer and Jacob Amaya hit back-to-back-to-back home runs. Miguel Vargas had two hits and scored two runs.
No transactions were reported on May 18th.
11:00 am PDT: Great Lakes (Zach Willeman) at West Michigan (Garrett Hill)
11:05 am: Tulsa (TBD) vs. Arkansas (Nabil Crismatt)
12:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) vs. Omaha (Brian Flynn)
2:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Leo Crawford) vs. Modesto (Logan Gilbert)