Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost to the Round Rock Express 8-1) (29-37 on the season)
Jay Groome: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 8 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 2 K (73 pitches, 40 strikes)
Taylor Kohlwey: (1-for-2), R, HR, RBI, BB
Brett Sullivan: (1-for-4), 2B
Alfonso Rivas: (1-for-3), BB, SB
Round Rock got to Chihuahuas starter Jay Groome via a two-run home run from Yoshi Tsutsugo in the second inning. The Express designated hitter followed with a three-run triple in the third inning. He and two others would score later in the inning on a double from Sandro Fabian, made worse by two El Paso throwing errors as Groome left with an 8-0 deficit.
The Chihuahuas only got one run on the night, a solo home run from Taylor Kohlwey. One bright spot on the evening was the Chihuahuas bullpen which allowed just three baserunners in 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out 10.
San Antonio Missions (Defeated the Amarillo Sod Poodles 11-9) (33-27 on the season)
Efrain Contreras: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, HBP, 6 K (82 pitches, 44 strikes)
Pedro Castellanos: (2-for-5), R, 2B, 2 RBI
Tirso Ornelas: (3-for-4), 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Ripken Reyes: (1-for-3), 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB
Ray-Patrick Didder: (1-for-3), R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB
Cole Cummings: (1-for-5), 2 R, HR, RBI
A high-scoring affair took place in the Texas league as the Missions faced the Sod Poodles, the former Padres AA affiliate. San Antonio got two quick runs in the first inning, including a leadoff home run from Ripken Reyes. Amarillo fired back, scoring five runs in the first two innings off Efrain Contreras. The Missions retook the lead in the third in a five-run frame, including a three-run dinger from Ray-Patrick Didder.
The back-and-forth affair continued into the middle innings as Amarillo score four runs off the San Antonio ‘pen. In the top of the seventh, Tirso Ornelas doubled home two to know the game at nine runs apiece. He would then score on a balk to take the lead. Cole Cummings homered in the eighth to extend the lead to 11-9 in the victory. The Missions are now 22-11 in its last 33 games.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost to the Dayton Dragons 8-6) (29-31 on the season)
Ryan Bergert: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 8 K (82 pitches, 52 strikes)
Jackson Merrill: (3-for-4), R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB
Nathan Martorella: (1-for-5), R, HR, RBI
Carlos Luis: (2-for-5), R, HR, RBI
Jakob Marsee: (2-for-4), R, 2B, BB, SB
The TinCaps’ quest for five wins in a row and to get to .500 was denied on Thursday night. Fort Wayne scored six runs in the first four innings, including a home run in each of the first three frames. Jackson Merrill had three hits, including a solo HR and a two-run double.
1st Inning: 1st home run of the game.
2nd Inning: 2nd home run of the game.
👏 Jackson Merrill
👏 Carlos Luis pic.twitter.com/drzY2lqcne
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) June 15, 2023
Ryan Bergert was dealing well for most of his outing but ran into some trouble in the fifth inning. A pair of doubles and pair of singles scores two runs from Dayton, cut the deficit to 6-4 as Bergert left the game. The Dragons scored four runs in the seventh inning to tie the game and then take the lead off of TinCaps reliever Ruben Galindo.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost to the Stockton Ports 8-5) (29-28 on the season)
Robby Snelling: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K (85 pitches, 59 strikes)
Albert Fabian: (1-for-4), R, HR, 3 RBI
Devin Ortiz: (2-for-4), 2B, RBI
Wyatt Hoffman: (1-for-4), RBI
Robby Snelling, the Padres’ #5 prospect, took the hill on Thursday night at The Diamond. The left-hander held the Ports scoreless through the first three frames before getting hit around in the fourth, including a two-run single from Jose Escorche. Snelling allowed an RBI double in the fifth as part of a three-run day, though he did strike out seven.
Devin Ortiz doubled in Kai Murphy in the fifth to get the Storm on the board. Wyatt Hoffman singled in a run two innings later to make it 3-2. In the eighth inning, Stockton extended their lead to 5-2 with another two-run single from Escorche. Albert Fabian tied the game, however, in the bottom half with a three-run home run. The outfielder leads all of Single-A with 55 RBI.
— Lake Elsinore Storm (@Storm_Baseball) June 16, 2023
The Ports were relentless, though, going back up with three runs in the ninth inning of Kobe Robinson to take an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half, Lake Elsinore worked two two-out walks before the rally ended on a strikeout.
DSL Padres Brown (Postponed) (4-3 on the season)
Game against DSL Arizona Black, suspended in the top of the first inning, will be made up on July 4.
DSL Padres Gold (Defeated DSL Arizona Red 17-10) (5-3 on the season)
Josmar Acevedo: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K
Emil Turbi: (3-for-7), R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, BB
Oliver Carillo: (2-for-4), 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB
Hugo Sanchez: (2-for-4), R, 3 RBI, 3 BB
Luis De Leon: (1-for-4), 4 R, RBI, 3 BB
An absolute slugfest on Thursday in Dominican League action between Arizona and San Diego. Oliver Carillo led the charge early on with a first-inning RBI double. He scored along with Kevin Hacen in the third inning on a single from Hugo Sanchez. Carillo walked with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to make it 4-0. Arizona got to Padres starter Josmar Acevedo in the bottom of the fourth. Arizona sent ten men to the plate, scoring five runs, including four off of Acevedo, who was chased after one out.
The Padres would tie the game in the sixth inning with a run and extend the lead to 7-5 in the seventh with two more. Arizona would tie it up, however, on a two-run single by Eliesbert Alejos. Both teams would go scoreless the next three innings before each scoring a run in the eleventh inning. The Padres finally broke loose in the twelfth inning, scoring nine runs, including a three-run home run by Emil Turbi. The Padres racked up 13 hits and drew 16 walks in the game.
ACL Padres (Lost to the ACL Rangers 14-5) (4-5 on the season)
Enmanuel Pinales: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Alain Camou: (1-for-3), R, 2B, 2 BB
Lamar King Jr: (2-for-4), R, RBI, BB, SB
Braedon Karpathios: (1-for-4), R, RBI, BB, SB
The Padres fell behind early Thursday night after Enmanuel Pinales allowed three first-inning runs, including two wild pitches. Yendry Rojas singled in two in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to one. The Rangers got another run in the third inning, this time via a balk. Pinales struck out five in four innings.
The Padres tied the game in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run single from Braedon Karpathios. After going down a run in the fourth, the Padres re-tied it up in the bottom half with an RBI single from Lamar King Jr. The Padres bullpen struggled to keep pace, however, allowing nine unanswered runs.
El Paso: Matt Waldron (1-5, 6.97 ERA)
San Antonio: Nolan Watson (3-3, 2.87 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Bodi Rascon (1-2, 4.80 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Brown: TBD
DSL Gold: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD
Al was born in Fresno, California with a passion for talking and writing about sports. The lifelong Padres fan is currently attending Fresno State as he pursues a degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to being a student, he does public address announcing at both the high school and collegiate levels.