Only the El Paso Chihuahuas were victorious down on the farm of the San Diego Padres on Friday.
With the tropical storm rolling through Southern California, the Lake Elsinore Storm was unable to get their game in. Craig Stammen continued his rehab assignment with two scoreless innings while striking out three.
El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 9-7 F/10) (74-59)
Brett Sullivan– 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Kyle Martin– 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Craig Stammen- 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Ryan Weathers– 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
After blowing a 7-0 lead, the El Paso Chihuahuas were able to win in extra innings, 9-7. Brett Sullivan got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first and third inning. Still in the third, C.J. Hinojosa doubled home Sullivan before Kyle Martin hit a two-run home run. In the seventh inning, Sullivan tripled home a run before scoring on a sacrifice fly to make it 7-0. In the eighth inning, Ray Kerr allowed a grand slam to end the shutout, making it 7-4. Ryan Weathers entered in the ninth inning with a three-run lead but couldn’t keep it. Weathers did send the game to extra innings, where Reinaldo Ilarraza hit the game-winning two-run home run. Weathers returned for the bottom of the 10th and got the win.
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) September 10, 2022
Matt Waldron is the scheduled starter for the Chihuahuas on Saturday.
San Antonio Missions (Lost 6-5) (66-62)
Tirso Ornelas– 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB
Ethan Skender– 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K
Thomas Eshelman– 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Edwuin Bencomo– 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Trailing 5-0, the San Antonio Missions couldn’t quite come back in a 6-5 loss. Starter Thomas Eshelman struggled, allowing five runs, and got chased in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, the Missions got on the board after an RBI single from Ethan Skender and a two-RBI single by Joshua Mears. Edwin Bencomo allowed what would be the game-winning run in the bottom half of the seventh. Ethan Skender singled home two more runs in the eighth inning, but that was the last from San Antonio.
Jackson Wolf will be making his double-A debut on Saturday as the starting pitcher for San Antonio.
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Lost 6-5) (50-79)
Anthony Vilar– 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Albert Fabian– 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jose Espada– 4.2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 7 K, 2 BB
Ethan Routzahn– 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 0 K
Three runs in the ninth sunk the Fort Wayne TinCaps in a 6-5 loss. Fort Wayne fell behind in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jose Espada allowed a bases-clearing double. The TinCaps responded with three runs in the next half inning when Albert Fabian hit a solo home run, and Anthony Villar hit a two-run home run. In the eighth inning, Justin Farmer gave the TinCaps its first lead with a solo home run that got extended in the ninth inning on a throwing error. Leading 5-3, Ethan Routzahn entered looking for the save. He allowed three runs and left with the loss.
Garrett Hawkins will start for Fort Wayne on Saturday.
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Lake Elsinore Storm (Game Suspended) (74-55)
In the bottom of the third inning, the Lake Elsinore Storm game got suspended due to rain, with the Storm trailing 6-2. The game will be completed Saturday in a doubleheader.
There is no scheduled starter for the Storm on Saturday.
Dominic is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Journalism. He also is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.”