San Diego Padres affiliates went 4-3 in their games, including the make-up game for the Missions on top of their normal game, thanks to a suspended game Wednesday night.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 8-3 over Sacramento) (39-30 on the season)
1B Taylor Kohlwey – 2-for-5, RBI
C Brett Sullivan – 1-for-4, 3B, RBI
LF Brent Rooker – 1-for-4, 2-run HR, BB
SP Pedro Avila – 5 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 K’s
El Paso jumped out early with four in the first inning and never looked back. Though Sacramento scored a run in the bottom of the first to make the score 4-1, El Paso scored a pair of runs in the second and held on from there. Kohlwey looked great, going 2-for-5, while Rooker hit a two-run home run that put the Chihuahuas in charge for the rest of the night.
San Antonio Missions (Won 11-4 over Wichita in make-up game) (35-28 on the season)
RF Thomas Milone – 2-for-5, 2 R, 3-run HR, 5 RBI
SS Connor Kaiser – 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 2 BB, SB
2B Domingo Leyba – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, SB
RP Tom Cosgrove – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K’s
After picking back up in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Missions struggled, scoring no runs in the following three innings. Down 4-1 heading into the eighth inning, San Antonio erupted for seven runs in the top half of the eighth that included a three-run inside-the-park home run by Missions’ shortstop Kaiser. Holding an 8-4 lead, the Missions added on three more in the ninth to run up the score to 11-4, which would be the final.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-4 to Wichita) (35-29 on the season)
1B Yorman Rodriguez – 2-for-4, HR
LF Tirso Ornelas – 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B
RF Jorge Ona – 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 3 RBI
SP Matt Waldron – 4 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K’s
Holding a 4-3 lead heading into the sixth inning of a seven-inning game due to the earlier game in the day that was played due to a suspension on Wednesday, the Missions were unable to hold on to their lead and gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which ultimately gave Wichita a 7-4 lead that they were able to hold on to which finished the game. Rodriguez and Ona hit home runs for the Missions, but this was not enough for San Antonio to take the game.
Waldron pitched well for the Missions, going four innings of one-run ball, which was unearned. However, his bullpen couldn’t pick him up, and the Wind Surge was able to take the game with a late rally.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Won 3-0 over Great Lakes) (27-39 on the season)
CF Robert Hassell III – 3-for-4, RBI, SB
LF Corey Rosier – 2-for-3, 2 R, BB, SB
SP Noel Vela – 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s
RP Gabe Morales – 3 IP, 0 R, H, 4 BB, 4 K’s
The Fort Wayne TinCaps pitched well and had enough on offense at the top of the lineup between Hassell III and Rosier that they were able to beat out Great Lakes 3-0. Hassell had three hits and a stolen base, while Rosier had a pair of hits and scored twice. On the mound for Fort Wayne to start was Noel Vela, who threw six scoreless innings while striking out four.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 13-8 over Ranco Cucamonga) (40-26 on the season)
LF Albert Fabian – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB
3B Carlos Luis – 2-for-3, R, RBI, R, 2 BB
C Juan Zabala – 3-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, K
RP Hazahel Quijada – 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 K’s
Lake Elsinore scored early and often on Thursday evening. In the second inning, they scored three runs and then followed in the third inning with four runs which put them up 7-0, and they were able to hold the lead the remainder of the game. Left fielder Fabian led the Storm offense with a pair of home runs that led the Storm to a win with offense leading the way.
ACL Padres (Lost 8-4 to ACL Rockies (5-8 on the season)
SS Jackson Merrill – 3-for-3, 2B, R, SB
LF Ruben Salinas – 2-for-4, RBI, K
The ACL Padres took an early lead 1-0 in the first, and things were looking promising, but then gave up four runs in the top of the the second, and the Rockies never looked back. First-round draft pick Merrill continues to look good, going 3-for-3 at the plate, including a double and a stolen base.
DSL Padres (Lost 3-1 to DSL Reds) (10-6 on the season)
3B Maikol Munoz 1-for-2, RBI, BB, K
SP Aldo Lejia – 4 IP, 2 H, R, 0 BB, 6 K’s
The Dominican League Padres scored in the third to take a 1-0 lead, but that would be all they got on Thursday afternoon. The DSL Reds scored a run in three straight innings starting in the fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead, which would be enough to hold on for the 3-1 win over the Padres. Padres’ starter Lejia had a nice outing in four innings, allowing a single run on two hits while striking out six.
Friday’s probable pitchers
El Paso- TBD
San Antonio- TBD
Fort Wayne- Efrain Contreras
Lake Elsinore- TBD
ACL Padres- TBD
DSL Padres- TBD