High-A Dish: O’Sullivan, Quakes Force Tie-breaker

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) righthander Sean O’Sullivan kept the Quakes’ playoff hopes alive by firing eight innings of three-hit ball in a 5-3 win against Inland Empire (Dodgers). Sullivan improved to 16-8, allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits. He also worked around five walks but had two strikeouts as the Quakes forced a tiebreaker today against Inland Empire.

Prospect Nuggets

Rancho center fielder Peter Bourjos had three hits, two runs and also stole his 49th base. … Bakersfield (Rangers) shortstop Marcus Lemon had two hits, including his 30th double, and also swiped his 12th base in a 7-6 win against Modesto. Bakersfield lefthander Kasey Kiker took a no-decision after allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits in four innings. … San Jose (Giants) righthander Daryl Maday struck out nine in five innings, allowing two runs, and first baseman Brett Pill had three hits, scored two runs and delivered an RBI in a 5-4 win against Lancaster. … Visalia (Diamondbacks) third baseman Ricardo Sosa was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored in a 6-3 win against Stockton. Righthander Barry Enright struck out six over six innings, allowing three runs on six hits to improve to 12-8. … High Desert (Mariners) shortstop Carlos Triunfel was 1-for-4 in a 6-4 win against Lake Elsinore.

What To Watch For Today

Rancho Cucamonga plays at Inland Empire as the teams try to qualify for the California League’s final playoff spot. Rancho will send righthander Jordan Walden (5-2, 3.95) against Alberto Bastardo (5-8, 5.29).

CAROLINA LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Myrtle Beach (Braves) designated hitter Tyler Flowers capped the regular system in grand fashion Monday, cracking a game-winning home run in the 10th, sending the playoff-bound Pelicans to a 5-4 win against Kinston’s Indians. It was Flowers’ 17th home run of the season, and he also stole his 17th base, as Myrtle Beach set a franchise record with its 89th victory. The 2000 team won 88. Flowers, by the way, finished the season hitting .288/.427/.494 with 32 doubles and 88 RBIs.

Prospect Nuggets

Lynchburg (Pirates) righthander Mike Crotta scattered six hits over six innings, allowing a run, and second baseman Matt Cavagnaro had three hits in a 3-2 win against Salem. … Myrtle Beach second baseman Travis Jones had four hits, including a double. … Potomac (Nationals) second baseman Matt Rogelstad and third baseman Stephen King each had four hits and combined to score three runs in a 9-5 win against Wilmington. … Winston-Salem (White Sox) third baseman C.J. Retherford and first baseman Brett Bonvechio each had three hits in a 6-4 win against Frederick (Orioles). Frederick’s Brandon Snyder delivered a double, his 33rd.

What To Watch For Today

The Carolina League has today off but the divisional playoffs get under way Wednesday with Myrtle Beach hosting Winston-Salem while Potomac hosts Wilmington. Myrtle Beach righthander Scott Diamond (12-2, 2.79) will be opposite righthander Matt Long (7-11, 4.47), while Potomac sends righthander Luis Atilano (6-5, 3.73) against righthander Matt Kniginyzky (9-8, 3.57).

FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE

The FSL had Monday off but the divisional playoff series begin tonight as Fort Myers (Twins) plays Dunedin (Blue Jays) and Palm Beach (Cardinals) plays Daytona (Cubs).

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