Missions fall to Dodgers in series finale

Oklahoma City's Matt Beaty (right) is greeted at the plate after hitting a third-inning home run against San Antonio on Sunday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Oklahoma City’s Matt Beaty (right) is greated at the plate after hitting a third-inning home run. – photo by Joe Alexander
Oklahoma City’s Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer in the third inning and the Dodgers beat the San Antonio Missions 4-1 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.

The meeting was the finale of a five-game series and snapped the Missions’ six-game win streak.

Dodgers starting pitcher Daniel Corcino (2-1) pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win. Missions starter Thomas Jankins (1-1) pitched five innings, gave up the homer to Beaty, and took the loss.

Missions blank Dodgers again

Relief pitcher Miguel Sanchez got the win as three Missions pitchers combined for a shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Relief pitcher Miguel Sanchez got the win as three Missions pitchers combined for a shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Missions shut out the Oklahoma City Dodgers for the second time in the last three games with a 6-0 victory Saturday at Wolff Stadium.

It was the sixth straight win for the Missions, including the first four games of the current series.

Missions reliever Miguel Sanchez (1-2) entered the game in the fifth inning and pitched 2 1/3 innings to earn the win.

Missions starter Corbin Burnes went 4 2/3 innings, leaving the game one out short of having a chance for the win. He allowed three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Jon Olczak pitched the last two innings.

San Antonio left fielder Cory Spangenberg hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning.

Mauricio Dubon, Keston Hiura and David Freitas had three hits each for the Missions. Spangenberg, Nate Orf and Jacob Nottingham had two hits each as the Missions finished with 15 hits.

Dodgers prospect and OKC infielder Edwin Rios at Wolff Stadium

Oklahoma City Dodgers infielder Edwin Rios playing against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Oklahoma City Dodgers infielder Edwin Rios playing against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
Edwin Rios is one of those baseball players trying to make it to the majors by working at his skills at multiple positions.

Rios, an infielder with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, played a game at both first base and third base in Thursday’s doubleheader against the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. Rios played first base in the first game. He walked and scored a run in the second inning. He played third base in the second game.

The 25-year-old from Puerto Rico hit .304 with 10 home runs last season in 88 games with Oklahoma City.

Baseball America lists Rios as one of the top 30 prospects in the Dodgers’ organization. He is listed as a third baseball, hitting left-handed and throwing right-handed.

OKC continues a five-game series with the Missions on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

  • Edwin Rios bio – milb.com
  • Dodgers 2018 prospects – truebluela.com
  • Oklahoma City’s top prospects – newsOK.com

  • Huira’s homers power Missions past Dodgers

    Keston Hiura celebrates as he nears home after hitting his first home run of the game in the Missions' 4-3 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Friday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Keston Hiura celebrates as he nears home after hitting his first home run of the game. – photo by Joe Alexander
    Keston Hiura hit his sixth and seventh home runs of the season Friday as the San Antonio Missions beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-3 at Wolff Stadium.

    Hiura hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off of Dodgers starting pitcher Brock Stewart. Hiura added a solo home run in the seventh inning off of reliever Zach McAllister.

    Hiura also doubled and walked. He scored twice and had three RBIs and raised his season batting average to .316.

    Missions catcher Jacob Nottingham had an RBI single in the second inning for the team’s other run.

    San Antonio starting pitcher Zack Brown earned his first win of the season. He pitched five innings and allowed five hits and one earned run. He struck out five batters and had three walks.

    Missions closer Jay Jackson entered the game in the eighth inning with a man on base and no outs. He recorded the final six outs and picked up his third save.

    Dodgers prospect and OKC catcher Will Smith at Wolff Stadium

    Oklahoma City Dodgers catcher Will Smith playing against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Oklahoma City Dodgers catcher Will Smith playing against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    A wave of future Los Angeles Dodgers stars came through San Antonio from 1977 to 2000 when the organization’s Double-A farm club played at V.J. Keefe Field.

    More future Los Angeles Dodgers are in town this weekend in the form of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.

    Oklahoma City catcher Will Smith might be one of those who have a future in the big leagues.

    Smith is hitting .288 with three home runs in 15 games this season. Last season Smith split time between Double-A and Triple-A and hit .233 with 20 home runs.

    OKC continues a five-game series with the Missions tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Wolff Stadium. The series continues Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

  • Will Smith stat page – milb.com
  • Smith latest catcher climbing Dodgers’ ladder

  • Missions use late longballs to rally past Dodgers

    The Missions' Jake Hager hits a pinch-hit home run with Jacob Nottingham on base in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    The Missions’ Jake Hager hits a pinch-hit home run with Jacob Nottingham on base in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    The San Antonio Missions hit three home runs and scored all their runs in their last two innings at bat in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday at Wolff Stadium.

    Cory Spangenberg, Nate Orf and Jake Hager homered in the Missions’ 8-3 seven-inning victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Missions scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth.

    Orf hit a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Spangenberg hit a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth. Hager hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the bottum of the sixth.

    Missions starting pitcher Bubba Derby lasted five innings and got a no-decision. He allowed three runs in the second inning and held the Dodgers scoreless in his other four innings. Reliever Josh Fields pitched the sixth inning and got his first win of the season.

    The Missions' Nate Orf hits a solo home run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    The Missions’ Nate Orf hits a solo home run in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
    The Missions' Cory Spangenberg rounds first base after hitting a home run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    The Missions’ Cory Spangenberg rounds first base after hitting a home run in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander

    Missions pitchers throw combined shutout in second game

    Starting pitcher Burch Smith threw 5 1/3 innings as the Missions beat the Dodgers 3-0 in the second game of the doubleheader.

    Smith (3-0) allowed two hits with one walk and stuck out five batters. Donnie Hart came in for Smith in the sixth. Taylor Williams went to the mound in relief in the top of the seventh inning and a runner on base and got the save.

    Missions pitcher Burch Smith started Thursday's second game and got the win against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
    Missions pitcher Burch Smith started Thursday’s second game and got the win against the Dodgers at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander