Triple-A Oklahoma City
It was a wild ninth inning, but the Dodgers came out victorious as they picked up the 5-3 victory. Leading by one to enter the ninth, back-to-back hitters reached base for OKC. Followed by back-to-back outs, they were down to their last out of the top of the inning.
With Keibert Ruiz at the plate, a wild pitch brought in a run, stretching OKC’s lead to 3-1. After he walked, Luke Raley followed with an RBI single to extend the lead to three. Another wild pitch to Sheldon Neuse brought in another run, giving the Dodgers a 5-1 lead.
The Skeeters made things interesting against Brusdar Graterol in the ninth inning. They scored two runs off him, cutting their deficit to two. Graterol now owns a 6.75 ERA in 10 games in Oklahoma City.
An exciting ninth inning was topped by a walk-off in the 10th, as the Drillers defeated the Cardinals, 5-4. Entering the final inning, Tulsa trailed by a run. Carlos Rincon led off the inning and crushed his ninth homer of the season and his second of the game, tying things up at four.
After holding the Cardinals scoreless in the 10th, they needed just one run to win it. After a wild pitch advanced the runner, the winning run was 90 feet away. Miguel Vargas hit one far enough into right field, bringing in the game-winning run.
A walkoff win never tasted so sweet.— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) June 25, 2021
Miguel Vargas put up a sacfly to bring in Stevie Berman, sealing the Drillers win 5-4 in the 10th! pic.twitter.com/ZdkqEcwA2k
High-A Great Lakes
The offense couldn’t get anything done and the bullpen didn’t hold it together, as the Loons lost, 7-1. As a team, they were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded six runners on base. They had chances, but just couldn’t ever capitalize.
Clayton Better got the start, throwing 1 2⁄3 innings. He struck out three, but allowed a solo home run that put the Loons behind. Landon Knack gave 3 2⁄3 innings of relief and struck out three. However, he allowed three runs on five hits.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
The Quakes offense showed up on Thursday. The pitching staff didn’t, as RC fell to the Giants, 10-8. San Jose scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth, and that’s what gave them the victory. It was a crazy back-and-forth game, but the Giants were able to pull away late.
Brandon Lewis drove in three runs and hit his 10th home run of the season. Eddys Leonard also drove in three runs and hit his sixth home run of the season.
Kendall Williams made the start for Rancho and had probably his best outing of the season. He tossed 4 1⁄3 innings and allowed two runs (one unearned). Williams also struck out four and didn’t issue a walk.
4:05 p.m. PT: Captains (Tanner Burns) at Loons (Logan Boyer)
5:05 p.m. PT: Dodgers (Edwin Uceta) at Skeeters (Ryan Hartman)
5:05 p.m. PT: Cardinals (Dalton Roach) at Drillers (Gerardo Carrillo)
6:30 p.m. PT: Quakes (TBA) at Giants