The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates went 1-1 on Friday.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 9-3 vs. Round Rock) (78-61 on the season)
Jesse Scholtens: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (27 pitches, 21 strikes)
Brandon Dixon: (2-for-4), HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 K
Eguy Rosario: (2-for-4), 2B, R, K
Kyle Martin: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R
The Chihuahuas offense exploded for nine runs while seven different pitchers combined to allow just three runs. Brandon Dixon and Kyle Martin each homered in the win. Dixon had a massive day, reaching three times, adding a double, and three RBIs in the game. The top four hitters in the El Paso lineup went 8-for-17 in the game, driving in six runs. Michael Cantu also put together three hits, helping to provide a significant amount of offense to the bottom of the order. Jesse Scholtens worked the first two innings before exiting the game. Moises Lugo surrendered two runs in the third, but the El Paso pitchers allowed just three hits in the final six innings of the game.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-0 to Amarillo) (67-67 on the season)
Jackson Wolf: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 3 K (86 pitches, 55 strikes)
Domingo Leyba: (1-for-3), 2B, BB, K
Ripken Reyes: (1-for-3), 2B
Ethan Skender: (1-for-4), 2B
San Antonio went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, and Jackson Wolf struggled in his second consecutive start for San Antonio. The Missions added just four hits, all of which were doubles, in the loss. Blake Walston shut down the San Antonio offense, throwing six innings of two-hit, shutout baseball. Wolf struggled throughout, giving up two runs in the first, fifth, and sixth innings. One of the limited spotlights in the game was Edwuin Bencomo, who struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning. However, the Missions’ four hits, as well as lack of success with runners in scoring position, doomed them to a loss.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Off Day)
The Storm will host game one of the Cal League Championship on Sunday when the Fresno Grizzlies come to Lake Elsinore. It’ll be a three-game series, and game one will be the only home game for the Storm.
El Paso: Jay Groome (1-2, 4.08 ERA)
San Antonio: Brandon Komar (4-4, 6.45 ERA)