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Justin Yurchak records six hits on Wednesday for Great Lakes

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Justin Yurchak has been a hitting machine this season

Player of the day

If Justin Yurchak isn’t a name you recognize yet, it’s time to remember it. In a doubleheader, the 24-year-old recorded six hits for the Loons. He’s been arguably the best hitter across all the Dodgers minor-leagues this season.

In 48 games for the Loons, he’s hitting .371 with an on-base percentage of .455. The craziest part is that he was hitting .095 at the end of May. Since the start of June, he’s been one of the best hitters in all of the minors across all of baseball. In June he hit .475 and in July he’s hitting .444. What he’s doing now is truly insane.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

They were off.

Double-A Tulsa

The game was out of reach fairly early for the Drillers, as they trailed by nine runs after the third inning in their 9-3 loss to the Wichita Wind Surge (Twins). Justin Hagenman allowed three runs in his one inning of work and was followed by. Michael Grove who allowed six runs in his three innings of action.

Miguel Vargas and Michael Busch provided most of the offense for Tulsa. Vargas recorded three hits and drove in a run, while Busch drove in a run while collecting two hits.

High-A Great Lakes

The Loons played a doubleheader against the Dayton Dragons (Reds) and took home the victory in both games. They won the first game, 7-5.

After Dayton scored four runs in the second inning, the Loons slowly chipped into the lead. They scored a run in the third, two runs in the fourth and another in the sixth to tie it up. The game was tied until the ninth when the Loons put up three runs. After loading the bases with no outs, Carson Taylor walked to give GL the lead. Andy Pages then hit a double to bring in two runs, giving the Loons a 7-4 lead.

James Outman carried the offense earlier in the game. He had three hits, drove in two runs and scored a run of his own. Justin Yurchak also had two hits, raising his season average to .356.

The Loons scored seven runs in the second game, this time defeating the Dragons, 7-0. Pages and Yurchak led the way for the offense. Pages had three hits and scored two runs, where Yurchak recorded four hits and scored two runs as well. For the day, Yurchak recorded six hits and raised his average to .371. Not too bad. Ryan Ward also had himself a day as he drove in three runs.

Alec Gamboa was great and held the Dragons in check all game. He tossed five scoreless innings out of the bullpen, striking out five and allowing only two hits.

Low-A Rancho Cucamonga

This was a night to forget for the pitching. The offense did their job as they scored eight runs. The problem was that the pitching allowed 19. If you stopped watching in the seventh inning, boy are you probably shocked at what the final score is. RC actually led this game 7-3 at one point. Good times.

Gavin Stone was the lone bright spot for the pitching, as he allowed only two runs and struck out seven in four innings of action.

The 66ers (Angels) tied the game at seven in the fifth inning. Then in the seventh inning the 66ers scored.... 11 runs. That’s not a typo. Edwin Yon himself drove in five runs that inning. For the game he had nine RBI!

Well, there was at least some offense from the Quakes. Diego Cartaya went 2-for-2 and hit his 10th homer of the season. Four other players recorded a multi-hit game.

Transactions

  • RHP Huei-Sheng Lin assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from ACL Dodgers
  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed RHP Adolfo Ramirez on the 7-day injured list

Wednesday scores

Thursday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Great Lakes (TBA) at Dayton (TBA)

5:05 p.m. PT: Tulsa (Ryan Pepiot) at Wichita (Jordan Balazovic)

5:05 p.m. PT: Reno (TBA) at Oklahoma City (Josiah Gray)

6:30 p.m. PT: Inland Empire (TBA) at Rancho Cucamonga (TBA)