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Wong, Avans key rally in Quakes win

Quakes score five late runs to rally for 6-5 win

Connor Wong
Connor Wong
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Rancho Cucamonga and Great Lakes both won on Friday to move closer to clinching their playoff spots.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost 9-8 to the Grizzlies (Nationals) in ten innings on Friday night. With one out, Andrew Stevenson singled home Wilmer Difo to give the Grizzlies a one-run lead in the top of the tenth.

In the bottom of the inning, the Dodgers had runners on first and third with two outs but then Connor Joe struck out to end the game.

Dennis Santana started for the Dodgers and he did not have a good outing. He pitched 3⅔ innings and gave up eight runs and seven hits. Santana also walked three with five strikeouts.

Caleb Ferguson made his fourth appearance since he was optioned on May 27th. He pitched two scoreless innings and struck out five. Ferguson has 10 strikeouts in his five innings since his return to Oklahoma City.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers dropped two games against the Travelers (Mariners) as their difficulties against Arkansas continued on Friday. They lost 10-1 in the first game and then were beaten 8-5 in the second game

So far this season, the Drillers have won eight of their 25 games while going 24-11 against everyone else.

In the first game, Dustin May had his shortest outing of the season, he pitched 2⅔ innings and gave up six runs (three earned) and eight hits.

After a good opening month when May had a 1.50 ERA in 25 innings with 27 strikeouts, May has not pitched well in his following seven games. In those games, May has pitched 34⅔ innings and he has allowed 31 runs (25 earned) and 43 hits.

Meanwhile, the Drillers could only produce six hits and scored their one run on a Carlos Rincon solo shot.

In the second game, the score was tied 4-4 going to the ninth inning. Since they were playing a doubleheader, they were now in extra-innings.

Jordan Sheffield entered the game with one run in and two on with no outs. Sheffield would eventually allow both inherited runners score.

Four Drillers had two hits in the second game. Zach McInstry, Cody Thomas, Keibert Ruiz and Josh Thole.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes scored four runs in the seventh to tie the game and then one more in the eighth inning that led to a 6-5 win over 66ers (Angels). Connor Wong doubled in Donovan Casey that broke the tie.

In the seventh inning, Marcus Chiu started the scoring with an RBI single. The big hit of the game was provided by Drew Avans when he hit a three-run homer to tie the game.

The Quakes used five pitchers. Wes Helsabeck got the win with his 2⅓ innings pitched. He did give up a run and two hits. Logan Salow recorded his fourth save for the Quakes.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons defeated the Cubs 10-1 on Friday at Great Lakes. John Rooney started and pitched five scoreless innings. He struck out seven and gave up three hits.

Jair Camargo and Dan Robinson each had three hits. Niko Hulsizer scored three runs and walked three times.

The Loons lead by three games and their magic number is nine.


  • Oklahoma City activated right-handed pitcher Justin De Fratus from the 7-day injured list
  • Oklahoma City placed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 6, 2019
  • Catcher Josh Thole assigned to Tulsa from Oklahoma City
  • Catcher Jordan Procyshen assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Tulsa
  • Rancho Cucamonga placed left-handed pitcher Leo Crawford on the 7-day injured
  • Right-handed pitcher Kevin Malisheski assigned to Rancho Cucamonga from Ogden

Friday scores

Fresno 9, Oklahoma City 8 (10)

Arkansas 10, Tulsa 1

Arkansas 8, Tulsa 5

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Inland Empire 5

Great Lakes 10, South Bend 1

Saturday schedule

4:05 pm: PDT Great Lakes (Stephen Kolek) vs. South Bend (Derek Casey)

5:05 pm: Oklahoma City (Justin De Fratus) vs. Fresno ( Logan Ondrusek)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (J.D. Martin) vs. Arkansas (Ricardo Sánchez)

6:05 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (Wills Montgomerie) at Inland Empire (TBD)