Padres Down on the Farm: September 20 (LE wins Cal-League Championship/Kohlwey homers for EP/SA facing elimination)

Credit: MiLB

Credit: EVT Farm

The Lake Elsinore Storm won the CAL Championship series as part of a 1-2 day for the Padres minor league affiliates.

 

El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 16-1 to Oklahoma City) (80-62 on the season)

Luke Westphal: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (14 pitches, 9 strikes)

Taylor Kohlwey: (3-for-4), HR, 2 2B, RBI, R

Jarryd Dale: (1-for-2)

Brett Sullivan: (1-for-2)

The Chihuahuas were absolutely dominated by the Dodgers on Tuesday night in what is a crucial series. After the Dodgers win, the Chihuahuas are tied with Oklahoma City atop the PCL West. Since the final five games of the regular season see the two teams face each other, it is a five-game series between the two from here on out. Taylor Kohlwey had a big day, homering and doubling twice. However, he was the only Chihuahua with an extra-base hit. Oklahoma City forced Matt Waldron out of the game with a five-run fourth inning before scoring seven times in the fifth.

 

San Antonio Missions (Lost 7-3 to Frisco) (Trails TEX Division Series 1-0)

Thomas Eshelman: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K (74 pitches, 47 strikes)

Juan Fernandez: (2-for-3), 2B, R, BB

Connor Hollis: (1-for-4), 2 RBI, R, BB, K

Webster Rivas: (1-for-4), RBI

The Missions jumped into a three-run lead early but fell apart down the stretch to lose. Webster Rivas brought Connor Hollis home in the first inning to start the scoring before Hollis drove in a pair of runs in the fourth. Tommy Eshelman did not allow a run in the first four innings, but Frisco scored three times in the fifth to tie the game. The Roughriders scored four runs off Fred Schlichtholz and Grant Gavin in the eighth, turning a tied game into a blowout. San Antonio will have the day off tomorrow, and they’ll need to win two more games against Frisco to keep their season alive.

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (Won 3-2 vs. Fresno) (CAL Championship Series Champions)

Victor Lizarraga: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K (85 pitches, 50 strikes)

Jakob Marsee: (3-for-4), 2 RBI

Albert Fabian: (2-for-4), 2B, 2 R

Jackson Merrill: (2-for-4)

Lake Elsinore moved into an early lead before holding on in dramatic fashion. Juan Zabala scored the first run on a sacrifice fly before Jakob Marsee brought home Albert Fabian on a single in the second. Marsee and Fabian repeated the act in the seventh, adding some insurance. Victor Lizarraga earned the win with 6.1 strong innings, allowing just four hits and two runs. Lizarraga was chased from the game in the seventh when he allowed a two-run home run, bringing Duncan Snider into the game. Snider worked the final 2.2 innings, picking up the save. Fresno put runners on the corners against Snider in the ninth, but he induced a flyout to deep center field, securing the championship.

 


Wednesday’s Probables

El Paso: Reiss Knehr (4-4, 6.53 ERA)

San Antonio: Off Day

Lake Elsinore: Season Over

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Sam Evans
Sam is a Senior in High School. He has been writing for three years, and started at EVT in June of 2021.
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