The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-1, as the DSL and ACL Padres had off days.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-5 vs. Round Rock) (62-50 on the season)
Ryan Weathers: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K (91 pitches, 56 strikes)
Luis Campusano: (2-for-4), HR, 3 RBI, R
Luis Liberato: (1-for-3), HR, 2 RBI, R, BB, 2 K
Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), 3B, 2B, RBI, 2 R
The Chihuahuas used a trio of home runs from Luis Campusano, Luis Liberato, and Kervin Pichardo to beat Round Rock on Wednesday. Ryan Weathers picked up the win, but his outing was ruined by his final frame. Weathers did not allow any runs in his first four innings, but surrendered four runs in the fifth. However, thanks to the trio of home runs, El Paso had a six run lead entering the frame. Taylor Kohlwey also helped the Chihuahuas to the win, doubling and tripling, while scoring a pair of runs. Reiss Knehr allowed one run in three innings of relief, while Ray Kerr finished the game out.
San Antonio Missions (Won 20-15 vs. Northwest Arkansas) (58-50 on the season)
Brandon Dixon: (5-for-6), HR, 3B, 2B, 9 RBI, R, BB
Tirso Ornelas: (3-for-4), 3 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB, 1 K
Juan Fernandez: (2-for-5), 3B, RBI, 2 R, BB, HBP
Connor Kaiser: (2-for-5), 2B, RBI, 4 R, BB, K
Brandon Dixon made Missions history in every way, helping San Antonio to a wild victory. Dixon hit for the cycle, while also driving in a Missions’ record nine runs. After the Missions trailed by five runs after the first, Dixon’s second inning grand slam eventually tied the game. Dixon’s bases-clearing triple in the fourth put San Antonio ahead by six, while his RBI single in the fifth meant he completed the cycle in just five minutes. The Missions finished with 20 runs, on 17 hits, and 13 walks, having 26 opportunities with a runner in scoring position. Both teams made three errors in the affair, as it was a sloppy game all around. San Antonio scored two or more runs in six different innings, as part of their fourth straight victory.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 10-2 to Dayton) (45-65 on the season)
Luis Madrazo: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K (57 pitches, 27 strikes)
Carlos Luis: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI, 2 K
Adam Kerner: (1-for-3), 2B, R, 2 BB, 2 K
Jarryd Dale: (2-for-4), HBP
Fort Wayne starter Dwayne Matos surrendered eight runs (five earned), in 3.1 innings, and the TinCaps offense had nowhere near enough pop to get back into the game. Carlos Luis and Jarryd Dale were the only TinCaps to have multiple hits in the game. It was a very ugly game for Fort Wayne, who made five errors in the affair. Four of the ten Dayton runs were unearned, but the lack of offense for Fort Wayne meant that the struggles in the field did not prove to be the difference between the teams.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 7-4 vs. Stockton) (65-45 on the season)
Jesus Gonzalez: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K (77 pitches, 46 strikes)
Jackson Merrill: (2-for-5), HR, 4 RBI, R
Marcus Castanon: (2-for-5), HR, RBI, R, K
Juan Zabala: (2-for-5), HR, RBI, R, 2 K
The Lake Elsinore Storm jumped out to a 7-0 lead, before managing to hold on to a victory. Top Padres prospect Jackson Merrill homered and drove in four runs in the win, while Marcus Castanon added his 18th homer of the season. Juan Zabala also blasted a solo shot in the fifth, as the Storm’s offense surged. Jesus Gonzalez worked 5.1 innings and allowed three runs, which proved to be enough to win. Ryan Och finished the game out with a pair of scoreless innings, and Angel Solarte had three hits in the win. Lake Elsinore finds themselves six games ahead at the top of the California League South standings.
DSL Padres (Off Day) (33-22 on the season)
The DSL Padres will play DSL Baltimore Orange on Thursday.
ACL Padres (Off Day) (27-23 on the season)
The ACL Padres will play the ACL Rangers on Thursday.
El Paso: Matt Waldron (1-4, 8.91 ERA)
San Antonio: Noel Vela (0-1, 12.46 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (2-8, 6.08 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD