The San Diego Padres’ affiliates went 2-2 on Wednesday.
Here is a recap of the day’s action.
El Paso Chihuahuas- OFF
San Antonio Missions (Won 10-5, Lost 9-3 vs. Springfield Cardinals) (32-35 on the season)
Eguy Rosario: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R
Jose Azocar: 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB
Kyle Overstreet: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, R
Ethan Elliott: 3 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
Allen Cordoba: 2-for-3, 2 RBI
Dwayna Williams-Sutton: 1-for-3, 2B, R
Matt Waldron: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K, 2 BB
The Missions and Cardinals were forced to finished a suspended game before playing another game. In the first game, the Missions and Cardinals battled back and forth until San Antonio took a 7-4 lead in the sixth and never looked back. Dwayna Williams-Sutton hit a game-tying homer in the fourth and Ben Ruta put the Missions ahead with an RBI single. Ethan Elliott continued his solid season with three quality innings. This was his second start in Double-A after being promoted from Fort Wayne.
The second game did not go San Antonio’s way in the end. At first, it looked like the Missions were going to sweep the doubleheader. They took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning, which was set to be the final frame. Defense and pitching failed the Missions in the seventh with a wild pitch that caused the Cardinals to tie the game. Then an error allowed the Cardinals to take a 5-3 lead and extend the inning. They ended up scoring eight runs to win comfortably.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 9-3 vs. Dayton Dragons) (30-37 on the season)
Luis Almanzar: 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI
Grant Little: 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Reinaldo Ilarraza: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Danny Denz: 3 IP, 2 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
Dayton took an early 2-0 lead after two innings. Fort Wayne tied it up in the bottom of the fourth thanks to Luis Almanzar two-run home run. Ilarraza broke the tie with an RBI double as the TinCaps scored four more in the bottom of the sixth. Fred Schlichtholz earned the win after tossing two innings while striking out three.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-6 vs. Inland Empire 66ers) (31-37 on the season)
Robert Hassell III: 3-for-4, 2 SB, 2 R, RBI
Carlos Luis: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, R, BB
Ruben Galindo: 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
The Storm jumped out to a four-run lead in the second inning, starting with Carlos Luis’ RBI double. 2020 eighth overall pick Robert Hassell III scored on a wild pitch. He ended up stealing two bases and reaching base four times. In the bottom of the sixth, the 66ers took the lead right back with a four-run inning of their own. Levi Thomas was tagged for the loss.
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El Paso- Caleb Boushley (2-2, 6.23 ERA)
San Antonio- Jordan Humphreys (0-0, 9.28 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Anderson Espinoza (0-1, 5.87 ERA)
Lake Elsinore- Coleman Crow (3-0, 4.32 ERA)
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