San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-2 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 7-5 vs. Round Rock F/10) (37-52 on the season)
SS Matt Batten – 3-for-6, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
LF Patrick Kivlehan – 2-for-5, HR, 2 R, RBI, K
RP Luke Westphal – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K
SP Caleb Boushley – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K
The Chihuahuas won in extra-innings against Round Rock 7-5. The Chihuahuas held the lead all the way up until the bottom of the eighth inning when Round Rock scored two runs to tie the score at five. In extra innings, the Chihuahuas scored on a passed ball and then a home run by shortstop Matt Batten and held on for a 7-5 victory.
San Antonio Missions (Won 8-5 vs. Corpus Christi) (43-49 on the season)
3B Allen Cordoba – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
LF Dwanya Williams-Sutton – 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB, K
RP Henry Henry – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K
RP James Reeves – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K
It was a back and forth game on Thursday night between the San Antonio Missions and the Corpus Christi Hooks. The Hooks got off to a quick start, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Then, down by three runs, the Missions scored three in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at five on a home run by Esteury Ruiz and doubles by Allen Cordoba and Kyle Overstreet.
The game stayed tied at five, heading into the ninth inning, where the Missions scored three times to take the lead. The score would hold up, and the Missions held on for an 8-5 victory.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 4-3 to Western Michigan) (43-50 on the season)
SS Chris Givin – 2-for-5, K
DH Jonny Homza – 1-for-2, RBI, BB, K
SP Danny Denz – 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 2 K
RP Ramon Perez – 1.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K
The TinCaps had a quiet night at the plate against Western Michigan a night after a lopsided 18-6 loss. In tonight’s 4-3 defeat, the TinCaps were only able to scrape together six hits. With the game tied 2-2 in heading into the bottom of the seventh, Fort Wayne coughed up two runs to the Whitecaps, which ended up being the deciding factor in the game. The TinCaps added on a run in the eighth to cut the deficit to one, but it was not enough.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 5-4 to Inland Empire F/10) (40-52 on the season)
CF Robert Hassell III – 2-for-3, R, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB
1B Carlos Luis – 3-for-4, 2 2B, RBI
SP Nick Thwaits – 6.0 IP, H, 4 BB, 5 K
RP Hazahel Quijada – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB
The Storm lost a heartbreaker on Thursday night, falling 5-4 in ten innings. With a 2-1 lead in heading into the eighth inning, the Storm scored a run on a sacrifice fly that scored Robert Hassell. With the Storm leading 3-1, the 66ers scored twice in the bottom half of the eighth to tie the game.
In extra innings, the Storm scored a run to take the lead 4-3, however, couldn’t hold the lead and lost when the 66ers scored twice in the bottom of the tenth.
Robert Hassell had a strong game for Lake Elsinore, getting on base four times, stealing two bases, and scoring on the sacrifice fly.
DSL Padres (Won 4-3 vs. DSL Orioles 1 F/7) (19-7 on the season)
RF Eddy Beltre – 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB
SS Victor Acosta – 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, K
SP Yariel Moreno – 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 4 K
RP Javier Zenizo – 3.1 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 3 K
The DSL Padres continued their hot start to the season, winning their 19th game over the Orioles 1 squad 4-3. 17-year-old Yariel Moreno got the start for the DSL Padres and pitched well, allowing only one earned run and striking out four in 3.2 innings of work.
With the game tied 3-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Padres’ second baseman Jose Sanabria hit a sacrifice fly to win the game for the Padres. The win comes on a quiet night offensively for the Padres, collecting only five hits.
ACL Padres (Won 4-1 vs. ACL Royals Gold F/7) (15-20 on the season)
C Jared Alvarez-Lopez – 3-for-4, 2B, R
1B Marcos Castanon – 1-for-2, HR
SP MacKenzie Gore – 4.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 8 K
RP Trey Wingenter – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
Making his first start in over two months, MacKenzie Gore took the mound for the ACL Padres. Gore pitched well in his first start, going almost five innings and striking out eight. Gore only allowed two hits and a run while walking one.
The Padres scored three runs in the first inning to take an early lead. Two runs were scored on errors by the ACL Royals Gold, and another was scored on a wild pitch. The Padres ended up holding the Royals to three hits and one run in their 4-1 victory.
El Paso: TBD
San Antonio: Moises Lugo (0-0 in AA)
Fort Wayne: Connor Lehmann (2-2, 6.23 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD