Thanks to an explosion of offense, only the Lake Elsinore Storm saw victory in the Padres’ minor leagues on Sunday.
Here is a quick recap of Sunday’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 7-2 to Skeeters) (8-9 on the season)
Daniel Camarena: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K (Loss)
Mason Thompson: 2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K
Ivan Castillo: 1-for-4, RBI
Tucapita Marcano: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B, K
Gosuke Katoh: 1-for-3, R, K
After not playing yesterday due to inclement weather, the Chihuahuas lost their fourth consecutive game and third straight to the Skeeters.
Sugar Land got on the board first with a three-run 2nd inning against Daniel Camarena. They scored one more run in the 5th inning before a three-run home run off of Aaron Northcraft gave the Skeeters a definitive lead.
The only offense for El Paso came in the bottom of the 8th inning when a passed ball brought Katoh home. Later in the at-bat, Ivan Castillo singled to drive home Marcano.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-1 to Roughriders) (7-11 on the season)
Caleb Boushley: 4 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K (No Decision)
Mason Fox: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, K (Loss)
Jose Quezada: IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 K
Jack Suwinski: 1-for-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
Eguy Rosario: 1-for-3, 2B, K
The Missions closed out a six-game series with yet another loss and dropped five out of the six games.
A quintet of pitchers kept the Missions off the board until the 9th inning when Suwinski swatted a solo home run off of Scott Engler. By that point, the game was already out of hand as Frisco had scored two runs in the 5th, 6th, and 9th inning.
Boushley kept the Roughriders off the board for all four innings, but Fox was ambushed in the 5th inning, and Frisco never looked back.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 8-3 to Lugnuts) (7-10 on the season)
Matt Waldron: 5 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 8 K (No Decision)
Brandon Komar: 3 IP, 7 H, 6 R (4 ER), BB, 2 K (Loss)
Sam Keating: IP, H, R
Jonny Homza: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, E
Grant Little: 1-for-5, R, RBI, 2 K
For five innings, the TinCaps held a tight two-run lead over the Lugnuts.
An RBI single from Little and a two-run double off the bat of Homza kept Fort Wayne in a position to hold a lead and take a victory.
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Then a run scored off of Keating in the 6th inning. Komar relieved him and gave up two runs in the 7th inning as the Lugnuts took the lead. Five hits, a balk, and a stolen base led to four more runs off of Kumar in the next inning.
The TinCaps would not be able to recover after the Lugnuts took the lead and split the series against Lancaster.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 16-8 against the Quakes) (9-9 on the season)
Noel Vela: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K (No Decision)
Michell Miliano: 2 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K (Win)
Robert Hassell III: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI, 3B, BB, K, SB, E
Alison Quintero: 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, K
Brandon Valenzuela: 2-for-5, R, 3 RBI, 2B
Today was a good day to be a position player.
Noel Vela is DEALING
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Seven of nine Lake Elsinore starters registered at least one RBI, and the team went 6-for-18 with RISP. Half of the Storms’ offense came in the 8th inning, with Hassell III getting the scoring started with an RBI triple. What followed was a hitting parade featuring the eight runs, four extra-base hits, seven total hits, two wild pitches, and a stolen base.
Millano pitched the final two innings and allowed a single run to pick up the win in relief.
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