The San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-5 on Saturday as the Lake Elsinore Storm played a doubleheader.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 3-1 to Round Rock) (42-62 on the season)
Caleb Boushley: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K (104 pitches, 67 strikes)
Ivan Castillo: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, K
Matt Batten: (2-for-5), SB
Brian O’Grady: (1-for-3), BB, 2 SB, K
The Chihuahuas offense were unable to provide anything more than a fourth inning Ivan Castillo home run, and Caleb Boushley allowed three runs in his first four innings, putting El Paso in a hole they were not able to dig out of. Castillo’s home run was one of seven hits for El Paso, but the Chihuahuas went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, leaving nine men on base. El Paso did steal five bases, without being caught once, although Bryan O’Grady, who swiped two bags, was picked off in the third inning. Overall, Boushley pitched relatively well, but the early runs from Round Rock doomed the Chihuahuas.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-3 to Amarillo) (50-57 on the season)
Jerry Keel: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 5 K (91 pitches, 57 strikes)
Olivier Basabe: (2-for-4), R, K
Kyle Overstreet: (1-for-3), RBI
Esteury Ruiz: (1-for-4), R, SB, 2 K
The Missions were dug into an early hole as Jerry Keel struggled through his first four frames, and the bats were not able to get out of the hole. Olivier Basabe was the only Mission to pick up multiple hits, and the team going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, did not help the cause. The Missions bullpen allowed just two hits and one run across their five innings of work, but a good bullpen can only help you come back when the offense is producing. All three Missions runs came across in the third, with none of them coming from hits, as a wild pitch and a pair of sacrifice flies brought home the three runs.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 8-6 to Great Lakes) (51-56 on the season)
Felix Minjarez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (22 pitches, 17 strikes)
Euribiel Angeles: (3-for-4), HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, BB
Tirso Ornelas: (3-for-3), 3B, RBI, 2 BB
Reinaldo Ilarazza (2-for-4), 3B, 2 R, SB, 2 K
The TinCaps were killed by three costly errors, as just three of the eight Great Lakes runs were earned. A pair of catcher’s interferences by Brandon Valenzuela was enough to drop the TinCaps into a six-run hole after just three innings. Euribiel Angeles gave the TinCaps an early lead with his solo home run, but four more runs in the later innings weren’t enough to get back ahead. The TinCaps left the bases loaded in the seventh, killing a huge opportunity to take the lead. The TinCaps, like the Chihuahuas and Missions, struggled with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-13.
Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-6 to Rancho Cucamonga) (Won 1-0 vs. Rancho Cucamonga) (47-60 on the season)
Jackson Wolf: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (42 pitches, 27 strikes)
Bryan Torres: (3-for-3), HR, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Jarryd Dale: (1-for-3), HR, 2 RBI, R, K
Matthew Acosta: (3-for-4)
The Storm’s pitching let them down in the first game of the doubleheader, but a pair of Lake Elsinore errors did mean that there were two unearned runs, a glaring error in a one-run game. Bryan Torres missed a cycle by a double, erupting out of the bottom of the order. Jarryd Dale added a home run in the fourth inning, giving the Storm a two run lead at the time. However, Rancho Cucamonga scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth before adding runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Dwayne Matos: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (64 pitches, 43 strikes)
Matthew Acosta: (2-for-4), RBI, K
Lucas Dunn: (1-for-3), BB, K
Bryan Torres: (0-for-3), R
The Storm’s pitching turned it to another level in the second game, allowing just three hits in the eighth inning affair. With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Matthew Acosta found a hole to send a ground ball up the middle to break the scoreless deadlock. Keegan Collett entered the game to try and secure the win, inducing a pop-out and two strikeouts to shut the door, salvaging the second game of the doubleheader with Rancho Cucamonga.
DSL Padres (Won 5-4 vs. DSL Reds) (27-10 on the season)
Henry Baez: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
Jose Sanabria: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, R
Daniel Montesino: (1-for-2), RBI, R, 2 BB
Samuel Zavala: (1-for-3), RBI, R
The Padres scored three ninth-inning runs, and Daniel Montesino completed the comeback with a walk-off single to get the victory. The first five Padres all reached base in the ninth inning, putting the winning run on third base, with Carlos Vergara scoring. Each team made two errors, but the Padres took advantage of the Reds’ errors to best the Reds.
ACL Padres (Lost 3-1 to ACL Mariners) (22-26 on the season)
Joshua Paulina: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 5 K
Cole Cummings: (1-for-3), 2B, RBI, K
Matias Polanco: (1-for-2), BB
Nerwilian Cedeno: (0-for-1), R, 2 BB
The Padres offense was dug into a hole early, as the Mariners scored two runs off starter Jairo Iriate in the first inning. The Padres offense picked up just three hits in the game, ending any chance of overcoming the early deficit. Cole Cummings’ two-out double scored Nerwilian Cedeno for the Padres’ only run.
El Paso: Daniel Camarena (3-4, 4.27 ERA)
San Antonio: Pedro Avila (0-3, 4.69 ERA)
Fort Wayne: Danny Denz (0-1, 1.91 ERA)
Lake Elsinore: TBD
DSL Padres: TBD
ACL Padres: TBD99