The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored five runs in the seventh inning, including a three-run home run by Will Smith, to win their series finale against the San Antonio Missions, 5-4, Monday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Dodgers trailed, 3-0, entering the seventh inning. Rocky Gale and Paulo Orlando then each drew walks for Oklahoma City before infielder Daniel Castro lined a RBI single into left field to put the Dodgers on the scoreboard. Matt Beaty followed with a RBI single on a grounder into right field before Smith hit a fly ball out to left field for his first home run of the season and put the Dodgers in the lead, 5-3.

San Antonio’s Keston Hiura hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to cut Oklahoma City’s lead to one run, but Dodgers pitcher Stetson Allie retired the next three batters for his second save of the season.

The Missions (3-2) got on the board in the fourth inning via a RBI double by Nate Orf and a sacrifice fly by Lucas Erceg to take a 2-0 lead. Monday marked the fifth time in the first five meetings between the teams that the Missions scored first.

Erceg's RBI double to center field later extended San Antonio's lead to 3-0 in the sixth inning.

The Dodgers (2-3) drew three straight walks to open the bottom of the sixth inning and load the bases, but were unable to bring home a run as a fielder's choice and double play ended the inning.

They then scored five runs on three hits in the seventh inning to take the lead as they closed out their season-opening series against San Antonio.

Dodgers reliever Layne Somsen (1-0) picked up the win in his first appearance with Oklahoma City this season, pitching a scoreless and hitless seventh inning with two walks and one strikeout.

Missions pitcher Jon Olczak (1-1) was charged with the loss, allowing all five of Oklahoma City’s runs over 1.1 innings of relief.

The Dodgers next head out on their first road trip of the 2019 season and open a three-game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Werner Park.

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Oklahoma City Dodgers (2-3) 5, San Antonio Missions (3-2) 4
April 8, 2019

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

San Antonio

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

0

1

4

7

0

Okla. City

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

x

5

5

1

 

 

 

San Antonio

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

LOB

AVG

 

Ray, CF

4

1

2

0

0

1

3

.267

 

Dubon, SS

4

0

0

0

0

1

2

.294

 

Spangenberg, LF

2

1

0

0

1

1

1

.083

 

Orf, RF

4

1

2

1

0

1

1

.286

 

Erceg, 3B

3

0

1

2

0

2

1

.143

 

Hager, 2B

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

.083

 

  Olczak, P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

 

  Sanchez, M, P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

 

  a-Hiura, PH

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

.278

 

Gosewisch, C

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

.000

 

Ewing, 1B

3

0

0

0

1

2

0

.000

 

Smith, B, P

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.500

 

  Saladino, 2B

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

.313

 

Totals

31

4

7

4

3

10

12

.240

 

 

 


a-Homered for Sanchez, M in the 9th. 

BATTING
2B: Smith, B (1, De Fratus); Orf (1, De Fratus); Erceg (1, De Fratus).
HR: Hiura (1, 9th inning off Allie, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Erceg 2; Hiura 4; Orf 3; Ray 2; Smith, B 2.
RBI: Erceg 2 (2); Hiura (3); Orf (1).
2-out RBI: Erceg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ray; Hager 2.
SF: Erceg.
GIDP: Ray.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Smith, B (Garlick at 2nd base).
DP: (Dubon-Ewing).

 

 

Okla. City

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

LOB

AVG

 

Castro, D, SS

3

1

1

1

0

1

0

.429

 

Beaty, 1B

3

1

1

1

1

2

1

.263

 

Smith, W, 3B

2

1

1

3

2

0

1

.417

 

Rios, LF

3

0

0

0

1

1

1

.167

 

Garlick, RF

4

0

1

0

0

2

3

.231

 

Carrera, CF

2

0

0

0

1

1

3

.091

 

  Somsen, P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

 

  McAllister, P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

 

  a-Peter, PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.182

 

  Allie, P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

 

Gale, C

3

1

1

0

1

2

1

.333

 

Robinson, E, 2B

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

.167

 

De Fratus, P

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

.000

 

  Orlando, CF

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

.154

 

Totals

27

5

5

5

7

11

12

.218

 

 

 


a-Grounded out for McAllister in the 8th. 

BATTING
2B: Garlick (1, Smith, B).
HR: Smith, W (1, 7th inning off Olczak, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Beaty; Castro, D; Gale; Garlick 2; Smith, W 4.
RBI: Beaty (3); Castro, D (1); Smith, W 3 (3).
GIDP: Carrera.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Garlick (2nd base by Smith, B).

FIELDING
E: De Fratus (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Rios (Ray at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Somsen-Castro, D-Beaty; Rios-Robinson, E-Beaty).

 

 

San Antonio

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

 

Smith, B

5.0

2

0

0

5

8

0

0.00

 

Olczak (L, 1-1)(BS, 1)

1.1

3

5

5

2

0

1

13.50

 

Sanchez, M

1.2

0

0

0

0

3

0

3.86

 

Totals

8.0

5

5

5

7

11

1

3.35

 

 

                 

Okla. City

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

 

De Fratus

6.0

6

3

3

0

6

0

4.50

 

Somsen (W, 1-0)

1.0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0.00

 

McAllister (H, 1)

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0.00

 

Allie (S, 2)

1.0

1

1

1

0

2

1

4.50

 

Totals

9.0

7

4

4

3

10

1

4.40

 

 

Smith, B pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Spangenberg (by De Fratus); Castro, D (by Smith, B).
Pitches-strikes: Smith, B 85-54; Olczak 32-18; Sanchez, M 27-19; De Fratus 81-57; Somsen 20-10; McAllister 18-10; Allie 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smith, B 4-1; Olczak 2-1; Sanchez, M 1-1; De Fratus 2-9; Somsen 1-0; McAllister 1-0; Allie 0-1.
Batters faced: Smith, B 22; Olczak 8; Sanchez, M 5; De Fratus 24; Somsen 4; McAllister 4; Allie 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Olczak 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Alex Ziegler. 1B: Nick Mahrley. 2B: Jason Starkovich. 3B: Nate Tomlinson. 
Weather: 72 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In From LF.
First pitch: 11:05 AM.
T: 2:50.
Att: 3,794.
Venue: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
April 8, 2019