Padres Down on the Farm: May 25 (Snelling & Mazur dazzle/Batten 4 RBIs for EP/Farmer homers for FW)
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Defeated the Reno Aces 9-7) (21-27 on the season)
Pedro Avila: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB (46 pitches, 25 strikes)
Matthew Batten: (2-for-4), 2 R, HR, 4 RBI
Taylor Kohlwey: (2-for-2), 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Luis Liberato: (1-for-3), 2 R, 2B, BB, SB
Rangel Ravelo: (0-for-2), R, RBI, 3 BB
The Aces sent eight men to the plate in the first inning Thursday, scoring three runs off Chihuahuas starter Pedro Avila. The right-hander settled down to throw consecutive scoreless frames before leaving the game. Taylor Kohlwey homered for the fourth time this season, going the opposite way for a two-run jack in the second inning.
Down 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Matthew Batten drove in two on a single. Tim Lopes followed it up with an RBI single of his own. Two straight walks after that gave El Paso a 7-4 lead. Batten drove in Luis Liberato in the eighth inning with a two-run home run.
Back-to-back games for the Captain! #FearTheEars pic.twitter.com/dIYGvHlxbF
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) May 26, 2023
San Antonio Missions (Beat Amarillo Sod Poodles 5-4) (22-20 on the season)
Daniel Camarena: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 K (65 pitches, 43 strikes)
Ripken Reyes: (2-for-2), 2 R, 2B, RBI, HBP
Tirso Ornelas: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 RBI
Jorge Ona: 2 R, 2B, RBI
The Missions, or rather the Flying Chanclas as they were Thursday, picked up a 5-4 victory over Amarillo to start a three-game winning streak. Daniel Camarena threw three innings, allowing three runs picking up a no-decision.
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth inning, Jorge Ona double scoring Ray-Patrick Didder. Ona would score two batters later on a sac fly from Ripken Reyes to tie the game at three apiece. Amarillo would retake the lead in the top half of the seventh inning with an RBI single from Seth Beer.
Tirso Ornelas hit what ended up being the game-winning two-run double for the Flying Chanclas in the seventh inning. Alek Jacob entered from the San Antonio bullpen and throw a two-out save, striking out four while allowing just one hit.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Defeated Lansing Lugnuts 8-1) (17-25 on the season)
Adam Mazur: 4.2 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 K (75 pitches, 47 strikes)
Justin Farmer: (2-for-4), R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Colton Bender: (1-for-1), 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB
Nathan Martorella: (2-for-4), R, RBI, BB
The hot run continued for Fort Wayne on Thursday, now 7-3 in the last ten games, with an 8-1 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts. 2022 second-rounder Adam Mazur allowed just one run before leaving the game with two outs in the fifth. Mazur struck out five before handing it to the pen. Bobby Milacki picked up where he left off, shutting the Lugnuts down. Milacki threw 2.1 shutout innings, striking out four.
TinCaps outfielder @Justin_farmer12 sends one to add 2 runs in a busy 6th inning! ⚾️ 💥 pic.twitter.com/9IB3KX72Pb
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) May 26, 2023
Tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, the TinCaps busted out for five runs, capped off by a two-run blast from Justin Farmer. Fort Wayne would add on two insurance runs in the eighth inning as they held on for the win.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Defeated Rancho Cucamonga 3-1) (23-16 on the season)
Robby Snelling: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K (79 pitches, 53 strikes)
Albert Fabian: (1-for-3) 2B, RBI, BB, SB
Devin Ortiz: (1-for-4), R, RBI
Wyatt Hoffman: (1-for-3), RBI, BB, SB
Robby Snelling took the mound Thursday for Lake Elsinore for the seventh time this season, and just like the previous six times, he was both efficient and aggressive. On the backs of quick 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI double from Albert Fabian, Snelling threw five scoreless frames. The lefty struck out six while lowering his ERA on the season to 1.14.
Robby Snelling (Padres #5) in 2023
32 K@Storm_Baseball | #PadresOnDeck pic.twitter.com/J6aWEaQeJY
— Al Scott (@AlScott1998) May 26, 2023
Will Geerdes came on for the Storm in the eighth inning. After striking out the first two batters he faced, Geerdes walked a batter before allowing a double to Nick Biddison, tying the game. Lake Elsinore reclaimed the lead in the ninth with a pair of RBI singles from Devin Ortiz and Wyatt Hoffman. Geerdes would rebound to pick up the win with a scoreless ninth.
El Paso: Angel Sanchez (Triple-A season debut)
San Antonio: Jackson Wolf (2-5, 4.91 ERA, 49 K)
Fort Wayne: Ryan Bergert (2-1, 2.16 ERA, 29 K)
Lake Elsinore: 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.