Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers 14-10) (28-33 on the season)
Jay Groome: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 5 K (97 pitches, 59 strikes)
Tim Lopes: (3-for-5), 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB
Preston Tucker: (2-for-4), 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-4), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
Jantzen Witte: (3-for-5), R, RBI
A theme on the night for the Padres minor league affiliates was high-scoring affairs with plenty of lead changes; this game was no different. El Paso racked up 16 hits, including one from each hitter in the lineup. Tim Lopes hit two home runs and drove in three to lead the way. Jay Groome struggled again on Friday, giving up eight runs (seven earned) as his ERA rose to 9.47 on the season. The lefty was able to go 4.1 innings, however, and strikeout five.
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 10, 2023
The Chihuahuas trailed 10-6 in the bottom of the eighth when El Paso rallied to tie the game at 10-10. The Dodgers answered back against Jorge Castillo with four of their own to win 14-10.
San Antonio Missions (Defeated the Wichita Wind Surge 5-4) (30-25 on the season)
Efrain Contreras: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (75 pitches, 50 strikes)
Ripken Reyes: (4-for-4), 2 R, 2B, RBI, SB
Chandler Seagle: (1-for-3), R, RBI
Tirso Ornelas: (1-for-4), RBI
Ray-Patrick Didder: (2-for-3), R, 2B
After a scoreless first inning, the Wind Surge plated three runs against Efrain Contreras on a home run from Seth Gray, his third of the season. Contreras would retire the next ten batters and go six innings on the night, striking out six. Lake Bachar pitched two innings, allowing a solo home run in the eighth inning.
A pair of singles and a ground out got the Missions on the board in the first inning. They would be held scoreless till the fifth inning. Four straight base hits followed by a sac fly would score four runs. Ripken Reyes picked up a base hit in all four of his at-bats to raise his batting average to .275 on the season. Reyes also picked up his 11th stolen base. Nick Hernandez got the last four outs to pick up the save. The victory marked San Antonio’s 19th in their last 28 games.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits 12-11) (25-30 on the season)
Bodi Rascon: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 2 K (64 pitches, 32 strikes)
Jackson Merrill: (3-for-6), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
Lucas Dunn: (2-for-4), 3 R, HR, 3 RBI
Justin Farmer: (2-for-5), 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Jakob Marsee: (2-for-2), 2 R, 3B, RBI, 3 BB, SB
Jackson Merrill tallied three hits, and Lucas Dunn and Justin Farmer each homered, but the Quad Cities River Bandits won a wild back-and-forth contest, 12-11, on Friday night. Fort Wayne tallied 15 hits, including five, with runners in scoring position.
Bodi Rascon pitched three innings, giving up two runs while striking out two. Defense and a rough night for the pen’ proved to be too much. The TinCaps recorded three errors in addition to issuing six walks on the night. Quad City would walk off in the ninth inning on a two-run single by Cayden Wallace. The game lasted three hours and 29 minutes, the TinCap’s longest game of the season.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost to the Fresno Grizzlies 14-13) (27-25 on the season)
Henry Baez: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 4 K (88 pitches, 49 strikes)
Wyatt Hoffman: (3-for-4), R, 2B, 6 RBI, BB
Kai Murphy: (2-for-4), R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
Victor Duarte: (2-for-4), 3 R, 2 BB
Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, Wyatt Hoffman doubled home three to retake the lead. Samuel Zavala singled him in during the next at-bat to make it 4-1. Kai Murphy doubled home a run in the fourth inning. Fresno battled back, though, with an RBI double from Robbie Martin Jr.
Wyatt Hoffman with a bases-clearing double to drive in 3. Samuel Zavala would drive him in during the next the at bat. Lake Elsinore leads 4-1 heading into the bottom of the second inning. #StormTheLake pic.twitter.com/YvvSMQNeIj
— Al Scott (@AlScott1998) June 10, 2023
Henry Baez went 4.1 innings before leaving the game in the fifth before handing the ball off to Dwayne Matos, who would give up a three-run home run to Skyler Messinger tie the game at 5-5. Hoffman retook the lead (again) with a two-run single in the sixth inning. Jamari Baylor tied the game in the seventh inning with a two-run blast.
Both teams would score four runs in the tenth inning in a frame full of chaos. Ethan Salas led off the eleventh inning with a single to center field. He would score a few batters later on a ground out. After getting one run via a walk, Ryan Ritter hit a walk-off, two-run home run to finish off the crazy game.
DSL Padres Brown (Defeated the DSL Arizona Black 14-6) (3-1 on the season)
Erick Batista: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 4 K
Alexander Garcia: (3-for-3), 3 R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
Eduarlin Tajeda: (2-for-4), R, 2B, RBI
Santiago Contreras: (2-for-4), 2 R
Eric Valdez: (1-for-3), R, 2B, 3 RBI
Erick Batista took the mound for the Padres on Friday. The right-hander struggled in the first inning, giving up a home run. A few batters later, Arizona would score two runs off a passed ball. He would recover by throwing consecutive scoreless frames. The Padres gave him plenty of run support, however. After scoring two in the second, the Padres added on seven more in the third inning to take a commanding 9-3 lead.
Alexander Garcia went 3-for-3, including a fifth-inning home run as part of a five-RBI effort. Johan Minaya picked up the victory after throwing three scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing just two baserunners.
DSL Padres Gold (Lost to the DSL Blue Jays 7-6) (2-2 on the season)
Yovannki Pascual: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Oliver Carillo: (1-for-3), 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Gustavo Marquez: (3-for-3), R, 2 RBI, SB
Two-Two-Two-Two-Two…and so on. In a game with 13 combined runs, 12 of them came in six separate, two-run innings. Oliver Carillo hit a two-run home run in the fifth to give the Padres a 6-5 lead. David Guzman walked it off, however, in the seventh with a two-run blast of his own to give the Blue Jays the victory. Yovanni Pascual struck out two in three innings, allowing three runs.
ACL Padres (Lost to the ACL Brewers 11-9) (2-2 on the season)
Gabe Mosser: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
Oswaldo Linares: (2-for-3), 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Romeo Sanabria: (1-for-1), 2B, 2 RBI
Daniel Montesino: (1-for-5), 2 RBI
Gabe Mosser took the hill for the Padres. He gave up a two-run home run in the first to Jhonny Severino. The Padres responded with a two-run single from Daniel Montesino to tie the game. Mosser would come back in the second and strike out a batter before leaving. The Brewers would score three runs in the third to take a 5-2 lead. Oswaldo Linares cut the deficit with a solo shot in the bottom half of the inning.
Down 7-3 in the sixth, the Padres rallied for four runs to tie the game 7-7. After falling behind in the eighth, the Padres responded again with a pinch-hit, two-run double courtesy of Romeo Sanabria. The Brewers would go ahead and score two to complete the crazy game in the ninth.
El Paso: Matt Waldron (1-4, 7.24 ERA, 63 K)
San Antonio: Nolan Watson (3-3, 2.76 ERA, 29 K)
Fort Wayne: Victor Lizarraga (1-2, 4.83 ERA, 19 K)
Lake Elsinore: Henry Williams (0-1, 2.45 ERA, 9 K)
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.