Oklahoma City 3, Tacoma (AAA) 1
OKLAHOMA CITY – Henry Ramos and Trayce Thompson both hit home runs and the Oklahoma City Dodgers (58-50) beat the Tacoma Rainiers (55-55) 3-1 on Tuesday.
Tacoma starter Andrew Moore gave up two runs on seven hits over four innings an took the loss (3-2).
The Rainiers managed just five hits, with Danny Muno going 2 for 3 with two doubles. Taylor Motter hit his first Triple-A homer of the season.
Oklahoma City’s Henry Ramos went 4 for 4. Dodgers starter Wilmer Font allowed one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings.
NW Arkansas 9, Arkansas (AA) 8
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Donald Dewees hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to a 9-8 win over the Arkansas Travelers on Tuesday.
The single by Dewees came in the midst of an eight-run inning and gave the Naturals a 5-4 lead. Later in the inning, NW Arkansas scored on three more plays, including a two-run double by Nick Dini.
In the top of the eighth, Arkansas crossed the plate for four runs, including a single by Shawn O’Malley that scored Tyler Marlette and Chris Mariscal.
Dini doubled and singled twice, driving in two runs for NW Arkansas.
NW Arkansas starter Foster Griffin (8-3) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Nick Neidert (0-3) took the loss in the Texas League game after allowing five runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. Mark Peterson retired the side in order for his first save of the season.
Rancho Cucamonga 2, Modesto (High-A) 1 (12)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Zach McKinstry scored the winning run on a wild pitch with one out in the 12th inning, as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (62-47) defeated the Modesto Nuts (58-51) 2-1 on Tuesday.
In the top of the eighth, Modesto broke a scoreless tie on a sacrifice fly by Gianfranco Wawoe that scored Eric Filia. Rancho Cucamonga answered in the bottom of the inning when Omar Estevez hit an RBI single, bringing home DJ Peters.
Rancho Cucamonga starter Caleb Ferguson went seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out 11 and walking two. Tony Gonsolin (5-5) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Matt Walker (4-4) took the loss in the California League game.
Filia doubled and singled three times for the Nuts.
Cedar Rapids 8, Clinton (Low-A) 7
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Joe Cronin scored the winning run on a passed ball with one out in the 11th inning, as the Cedar Rapids Kernels (57-51) beat the Clinton LumberKings (46-59) 8-7 on Tuesday.
After Clinton’s Joe Rizzo hit an RBI double in the top of the ninth, Cedar Rapids tied the game 7-7 in the bottom of the inning when Travis Blankenhorn hit an RBI triple, bringing home Jimmy Kerrigan.
Cedar Rapids starter Tyler Beardsley allowed three runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He also struck out five and walked two. Max Cordy (1-3) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while JP Sears (0-1) took the loss in the Midwest League game.
Christian Cavaness was a triple short of the cycle, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two in the win. Blankenhorn tripled and doubled twice, driving in three runs.
For the LumberKings, Nick Thurman singled twice, scoring two runs.
The Everett AquaSox were off due to the Northwest League-Pioneer League All-Star Game. The NWL All-Stars won 5-4.
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