Padres Down on the Farm: July 8 (Campusano & Kivlehan HR in EP/Elliott & Ornelas shine for FW/Mears homers for LE)

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Credit: EVT Farm

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.


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.


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 AntonioAdrian Martinez (3-3, 3.04 ERA)

Fort WayneMatt Waldron (2-3, 3.77 ERA)

Lake Elsinore– TBD

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Matthew Wadleigh
Matthew Wadleigh, born in Oceanside and currently lives in Fresno. He lives with his wife and 2 dogs and is a sports enthusiast. Retired drummer and member of the Fresno State Marching Band. He has been a Padres fan since childhood and has suffered during the struggles just like everybody else.
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