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Kody Hoese homers but Loons lose 3-1 in ten innings

Oklahoma City and Great Lakes lose in extra-innings on Friday

Kody Hoese
Kody Hoese
Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons

Two affiliates lose in ten innings but Tulsa and Ogden won their games, Ogden swept a double-header.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers lost leads in eighth and ninth innings and finally the Aviators (Athletics) walked off to a 10-8 win in ten innings over the Dodgers. With two out and two on, Chris Nunn gave up a Trace Loehr three-run homer that won the game for Las Vegas.

Besides Nunn, Tyler Thornburg also lost the lead when in the eighth, he gave up a two-run homer to tie the game.

Austin Barnes, Keibert Ruiz and Zach Reks each homered, Gavin Lux had two hits. Edwin Rios also had two hits.

On the field, Barnes started at second base and Ruiz caught.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers enters August with still a good chance to take the second half title. The kept pace with that goal by beating the Naturals (Royals) 3-1 on Friday. Markus Solbach was the star of the game by pitching seven scoreless innings to get his first win with Tulsa.

Solbach gave up four hits and struck out six.

Omar Estevez provided most of the scoring with his two-run homer in the first inning to put the Drillers ahead for good.

Class-A Rancho Cucamonga

The Quakes lost their third straight game when the Rawhide (Diamondbacks) defeated them 10-4 at Visalia. Seven of the runs were products of errors committed by the Quakes.

Gerardo Carrillo took the loss, he pitched three innings and gave up four runs (one earned).

Donovan Casey homered and Jeter Downs had two hits.

Class-A Great Lakes

The Loons lost 3-1 in ten innings to the TinCaps (Padres) on Friday. Jasiel Alvino took the loss as he gave up the two runs in the tenth. The Loons went down in order in the bottom of the tenth as Mason Fox struck out the side.

2019 draft picks Jack Little and Aaron Ochsenbein were among the pitchers used by the Loons in the game. Little started and gave up a run in two innings. Ochsenbein pitched two scoreless innings.

Kody Hoese had two of the three Loons hits. One of them was his first home run at Great Lakes.

Advanced Rookie Ogden

The Raptors swept a double-header over the Vibes (Brewers) on Friday. Alfredo Tavarez started and pitched five scoreless innings. Jeff Belge won the game, the 2019 18th round pick pitched two scoreless innings with one strikeout.

Zac Ching’s sacrifice fly scoring Brandon Lewis was the only offense for either team.

In the second game, the Raptors win gave them an overall .800 winning pct (36-9) for the season. Three Raptors, Brandon Wulff, Brandon Lewis and Zac Ching homered. Lewis now has 15 extra-base hits in 91 at-bats this season at Ogden. Andy Pages also had two hits.


  • Los Angeles selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Dustin May from Oklahoma City
  • Los Angeles recalled right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin from Oklahoma City
  • Los Angeles optioned right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro to Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City sent right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers Mota
  • Right-handed pitcher J.D. Martin assigned to Oklahoma City from Tulsa
  • Los Angeles sent infielder Jedd Gyorko on a rehab assignment to Tulsa
  • Catcher Chase Barbary assigned to Great Lakes from AZL Dodgers Lasorda
  • Great Lakes placed catcher Gersel Pitre on the 7-day injured list

Friday scores

Oklahoma City 10, Las Vegas 8 (10)

Tulsa 3, Northwest Arkansas 1

Visalia 10, Rancho Cucamonga 4

Fort Wayne 3, Great Lakes 1 (10)

Ogden 1, Rocky Mountain 0

Ogden 11, Rocky Mountain 5

DSL Dodgers Bautista 2, DSL Astros 1

DSL Indians/Brewers 7, DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 5

AZL Indians Blue 11, AZL Dodgers Mota 9

AZL Dodgers Lasorda 2, AZL Brewers Blue 0

Saturday schedule

4:05 pm PDT: Great Lakes (Robinson Ortiz) at South Bend [Cubs] (Derek Casey)

5:00 pm: Ogden (Kevin Malisheski) at Rocky Mountain (Nick Bennett)

5:05 pm: Tulsa (Justin De Fratus) vs. Northwest Arkansas (Brady Singer)

7:00 pm: Rancho Cucamonga (John Rooney) at Visalia (Justin Lewis)

7:05 pm: Oklahoma City (TBD) at Las Vegas (Paul Blackburn)