Last night was exciting for the Padres organization. No point in delaying jumping into this trip around the farm. Highlights include a cycle, and..okay I won’t try to top a cycle, let’s just jump in.
El Paso 15, Las Vegas 9
It appears El Paso (63-41) and Las Vegas (59-45) decided to play football in the final game of their series. For a football game, though, not a ton of offense. For a baseball game my goodness.
Jason Volser was the star of the night ending with five RBIs...oh and a cycle to boot. Ty France went deep twice and finished with four RBIs. Aderlin Rodriguez also had a a homer and four RBIs as well.
Following this offensive onslaught, the two teams will start a new series with each other, only this time El Paso will be the home team.
Amarillo 3, Springfield 1
After getting blown out, Amarillo (52-49) was able to bounce back yesterday for a win over Springfield (48-55). Buddy Reed knocked a two run homerun in the game to lead the Sod Poodles offensively.
Kyle Lloyd took the win after tossing seven scoreless innings. The lone run for the Cardinals came via a solo shot from Dylan Carlson off of Darius Valdez.
These two teams will finish things up today, winner takes the series.
Lancaster 10, Lake Elsinore 5
Lake Elsinore (52-51) will hope to bounce back today after being swept in three games by Lancaster (54-49). Not a good day for Storm pitchers. Seth Blair took the loss after throwing just three innings and surrendering four runs on six hits. The bullpen did not provide much of a different result.
The offense was an entirely different story. They went deep three times, courtesy of Jack Suwinski, Luis Campusano, and Gabriel Arias. Unfortunately, they were all solo shots.
Lake Elsinore will hope to turn things around today in a new series against Inland Empire.
Bowling Green 9, Fort Wayne 3
Fort Wayne (44-56) took another loss to Bowling Green (60-42), meaning a win today is must to avoid the sweep. It was a tough day for Sam Keating who took the loss after giving up eight runs, seven earned, on eight hits over 4.1 innings.
Dwanya Williams-Sutton stayed hot in this one, driving in a pair of runs of two hits. It is a welcome few games for the young outfielder who has kicked hit batting average up to .235 with the Tin Caps.
This series concludes today as Fort Wayne shoots to avoid the sweep.
Spokane 14, Tri-City 4
Tri-City (17-24) dropped the final game of the series to Spokane (23-18) who totaled 13 hits. Although the Dust Devils weren't hurting for offense, as you might think. They, too, collected 12 hits in the game, but left 11 runners on base..and made seven errors.
It was not a good day for Carlos Luis who committed six of the errors. Logan Driscoll is staying hot, collecting three hits in the game, including a double.
The Dust Devils open up a new series against Everett today.
AZL Padres 1 6, AZL Athletics Gold 5
AZL Padres 1 (19-11)collected another win last night. This over the AZL Athletic Gold (17-13) squad. Half of the offense for the Padres came from Yerry Landinez, who collected three RBIs on the strength of a two run homer.
Moises Lugo looked good out of the bullpen, striking out four batters in his two scoreless innings of work. It was Martin Carrasco who took the win after giving up three runs, one earned, and striking out four over three innings.
AZL Padres 2 8, AZL Athletics Green 6
The AZL Padres 2 (20-10) took a close victory over the AZL Athletics Green. Junior Perez had a big day, collecting three runs and three RBIs on two hits. Those hits just happened to be a double and a homer.
Garrett Richards started for the Padres, going 0.2 innings, giving up four runs on two hits and three walks. The win went to Oliber Guzman who tossed two scoreless innings.
DSL White Sox 10, DSL Padres 3
It was not the best day for the DSL Padres (19-27). It is hard to not get blown out when getting out-hit 15 to 4. Most of the Padre offense came via a two-run homer from Alex Ramirez.
Manuel Avila took the loss on the mound after giving up five runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings.