San Diego Padres affiliates went a perfect 3-0 on Saturday, as Fort Wayne was suspended in Bowling Green due to bad weather.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
El Paso Chihuahuas (4-6) Won 12-7
The Chihuahuas spotted Reno a 6-1 lead after five innings but stormed back in a big way on Saturday. El Paso took the lead in the 6th with a six-run inning, capped by a Ty France two-run single scoring Esteban Quiroz and Alex Dickerson. Chris Rowley earned the start for the Chihuahuas but was roughed up for five earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Kyle McGrath relieved him and pitched well only allowing a solo home run in his 2.1 innings of work. Carlos Torres, Sammy Solis, and Francisco Rodriguez Jr. also threw out of the pen for El Paso. The team slugged four homers as Jacob Scavuzzo, Seth Mejias-Brean, Jason Vosler, and Michael Gettys all went deep on the night.
Jose Pirela– (3-4) 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, BB
Michael Gettys– (3-5) HR, 3B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, K
Ty France– (2-5) 2 RBI, Run, BB, K
Seth Mejias-Brean– (1-3) HR, 2 RBI, Run, BB
Chris Rowley– 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5 BB (56 pitches- 27 strikes)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (5-5) Won 5-4
With a lead after six complete innings, the Sod Poodles looked on their way to a win. The victory did come eventually, but it was a battle for the team as they had to rally with two late runs in the 8th inning. Three straight singles started the inning, and after an Edward Olivares bases-loaded walk, Webster Rivas singled to score the other run. The Soddies stranded the bases loaded as Chris Baker, and Nate Easley both struck out swinging, but the damage had been done. Tyler Higgins, who pitched the eighth and earned the win went out to throw a perfect ninth for Amarillo’s fifth win of the season. “The guys put together great at-bats… a couple of hits, a couple of walks. It was a great inning for us to come back and it showed a lot about this team,” Potts told Austin Hartsfield of EVT after the game. The team is starting to play well after a cold start. “(Tonight’s win) Teaches people to never count us out.”
Hudson Potts– (2-2) Run, BB
Jorge Ona– (2-4) RBI
Webster Rivas– (2-3) Run, RBI, BB, K
Edward Olivares– (1-3) Run, RBI, BB, K
Lake Bachar– 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (95 pitches/59 strikes)
Lake Elsinore Storm (7-3) Won 8-2
Luis Patino made his home debut and was impressive though a bit wild. He only managed three innings on the night as he walked five batters and inflated his pitch count early in the game. Lake Elsinore jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first as a fielding error by Alvaro Rubalcaba allowed Eguy Rosario and Tirso Ornelas to score. Gabriel Arias later drove in the third run of the inning. Tirso Ornelas hit his first Cal League homer in the fourth as the Storm collected ten hits on the night. Robbie Erlin made a cameo in Lake Elsinore pitching the ninth for the team. Caleb Boushley and Jean Cosme also pitched in the game, and both did well. Lake Elsinore is off to a great start and well worth the drive up the 15 freeway.
Gabriel Arias– (2-5) RBI, K
Olivier Basabe– (2-4) 2B, Run, RBI, BB
Tirso Ornelas– (2-3) HR, 3 Runs, 2 RBI, BB, K
Robbie Erlin– 1 IP, 2 H, K (10 pitches- 8 strikes)
Luis Patino– 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 K (65 pitches-37 strikes)
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Game Suspended) Will resume 4-14-19
A downpour of rain suspended this game in the fourth inning with the TinCaps up 3-0. It will resume on Sunday.
Amarillo- Reggie Lawson (0-0 7.20 ERA) vs. TBD
Lake Elsinore- TBD vs. Travis Herrin (1-0 1.80 ERA)
Fort Wayne- Ramon Perez (0-0 0.00 ERA) vs. TBD