The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-2 on Thursday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 15-8 over Oklahoma City) (24-29 on the season)
Jesse Scholtens– 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks
Patrick Kivlehan– (3-for-5) HR, 3 Runs, 3 RBIs,
Luis Campusano– (2-for-4) HR, 3 Runs, 2 RBIs
Ivan Castillo– (2-for-4) 3B, 3 RBIs, Run
The Chihuahuas caught fire against the Dodgers of Oklahoma City and poured out 15 runs on Thursday night. Jesse Scholtens gave up eight hits and five earned runs, but when your offense scored double digits, you always feel better. Scholtens got the win to improve to 3-6 on the year.
The Chihuahuas had seven players record at least one RBI and had six starters record a hit. Kivlehan, Campusano, and Castillo combined for eight of the team’s RBIs, and the Chihuahuas had nine runs before the fifth inning rolled around. Kivlehan hit a monster bomb, and he continues to hit at a high level in El Paso.
Kivlehan's favorite band?
No Doubt pic.twitter.com/HZVjeKF5tG
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) July 9, 2021
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-5 to Amarillo– 11 innings) (28-29 on the season)
Fred Schlichtholz– 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, K
Eguy Rosario– (2-for-4) 2 BB, Run
Jack Suwinski– (1-for-4) 2 BB
Allen Cordoba– (1-for-6) HR, 2 RBIs,
The Sod Poodles edged out the Missions in 11 innings on Thursday night. Fred Schlichtholz pitched well but only went three innings as the Missions ended up using six different arms on the night. James Reeves gave up a pair of runs in the eighth inning without recording an out.
Veteran Joe Beimel made another appearance but ended up with the loss, going one inning and giving up a pair of runs on two hits. Cordoba hit a home run, and the Missions and Sod Poodles each score runs in the last two innings, but the Sod Poodles two-run 11th ended things on the night.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 5-4 vs. Lake County) (24-32 on the season)
Tirso Ornelas– (3-for-3) HR, RBI, BB, Run
Jonny Homza– (1-for-5)
Reinaldo Ilarraza– (1-for-2) 2B, run, RBI, BB
Ethan Elliott– 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 Ks
The TinCaps got revenge after losing the first two games against the Captains. The TinCaps used another strong outing by Ethan Elliott, who tossed six innings and gave up just a pair of runs. Unfortunately, Elliott had a no-decision as Sam Keating gave up a pair of runs in one inning as the Captains came back to tie the game at four apiece.
The TinCaps scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and held on from there to get the victory. Grant Little had a pair of doubles to celebrate his birthday in style, and Tirso Ornelas had three hits and a home run as the TinCaps used a team effort to top the Captains on Thursday night.
VIDEO: @Padres no. 19 prospect Tirso Ornelas (@TirsoOrnelas) hit his 1st HR of the season (he leads High-A Central with 19 doubles) with this solo shot in the B1 tonight for @TinCaps vs. Lake County at @ParkviewField! @PadresProspects @billcenter @madfriars pic.twitter.com/SMBzpMSNyQ
— Glenn Marini (@GlennMariniWANE) July 9, 2021
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 11-4 to Rancho Cucamonga) (26-31 on the season)
Dwayne Matos– 3 IP, 7 H, 6 R (4 ER), BB, 2 Ks
Matthew Acosta– (1-for-4) 2B, RBI, Run
Robert Hassell III– (1-for-4) BB
Joshua Mears– (1-for-3) HR, 2 RBIs, Run
The Storm got roughed up early as they gave up six runs to the Quakes in the first three innings and never recovered from that. Matos got hit hard, and Carlos Guarate went three innings and gave up three runs in relief.
The Storm saw Joshua Mears hit a homer and Acosta drive in a run, and they have now given up double-digit runs to the Quakes in each of the past three games, being outscored by a combined total of 38-14 in the series so far.
Friday’s Probable Pitchers
El Paso– TBD
San Antonio– Adrian Martinez (3-3, 3.04 ERA)
Fort Wayne– Matt Waldron (2-3, 3.77 ERA)
Lake Elsinore– TBD