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The San Diego Padres’ minor league affiliates went 3-2 on Wednesday. The play of the night came from Reymond Fuentes, who had a clutch pinch-hit double to give San Antonio the win in extras.
The El Paso Chihuahuas were not in action on Wednesday. They will resume play on Thursday where Donn Roach (0-1, 3.57) will square off against an unnamed pitcher for the Tacoma Rainers.
The San Antonio Missions defeated the Tulsa Drillers 1-0 in 10 innings.
It was a pitchers dual out in Tulsa Wednesday night, but the Missions were able to come out on top in extras. Bryce Morrow pitched great for the Missions going seven strong, allowing no earned runs on three hits, racking up three strikeouts. Trevor Gott and Adys Portillo (W, 1-3) held it down in relief each throwing a scoreless inning, and Frank Garces picked up his 6th save of the season. San Antonio only mustered five hits, but a pinch hit RBI double from Reymond Fuentes in the 10th put the Missions ahead. Jason Hagerty and Yeison Asencio each had two hits, but for the most part San Antonio was stifled by Tulsa starter Tyler Anderson, who went 6.2 innings with no earned on two hits, with eight strikeouts. Cole White took the loss in relief for the Drillers (L, 3-2).
The Missions will continue their series on Thursday against the Drillers where Josh Geer (3-7, 3.78) will face off against Richard Castillo (2-6, 4.50) for Tulsa. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CT.
The Inland Empire 66ers defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm 11-2.
Former 1st round selection Zach Efflin was knocked around on Wednesday to the tune of three earned through four innings, allowing eight hits. It did not get much better when he passed it onto the bullpen, Matthew Shepherd, Joe Church, and Corey Hebner combined to allow seven earned through three innings. The Storm only collected six hits on the game, two of which came from Benji Gonzalez, and the only RBI came on a Duanel Jones single. Tyler DeLoach (W, 6-3) went 6.1 innings, allowing two earned on three hits, with five strikeouts. RF Cal Towey had a great game for the 66ers going 4-4 with three RBI and three runs, coming just a HR short of the cycle.
Colin Rea (5-5, 3.50) will take the bump for the Storm on Thursday as they begin a four game set against the Lancaster Jet Hawks who have yet to name a starter.
The Fort Wayne Tin Caps defeated the Dayton Dragons 9-4.
It was all offense for Fort Wayne on Wednesday collection 14 hits, three of which came from Jake Bauers who also had two RBI and raised his average to .379. Adolfo Reina blasted his 3rd home run of the season and went 3-5 with 3 RBI. Erik Cabrera (W, 3-5) did not pitch great, but did enough with a lot of run support, allowing three earned through five innings on 9 hits. Dayton starter Sal Romano had a rough night giving up six earned on 9 hits through four innings. LF Jon Matthews had one of two RBI for Dayton, going 2-4 with an RBI triple.
The Tri City Dust Devils defeated the Eugene Emeralds 1-0.
Tri City starter Blake Shouse (W, 1-2) who came into the game with an ERA over 10 had Eugene’s number on Wednesday going five innings allowing no earned runs on three hits, and only one walk. Michael Kelly (L, 1-2) wasn’t too shabby either for the Emeralds, allowing only one hit, with one unearned run, and four strikeouts through five innings of work. Tri City only collected two hits on the night, but an error by Kelly allowed Marcus Derkes to score the only run of the game. Trea Turner went 1-4 on the game putting his average at .263, and Yale Rosen had a nice night going 2-4 with a double.
Logan Jernigan will get his 1st start of the season for Eugene, as they begin a series against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes who will send out Ethan Miller (0-0, 7.56). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM PT.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres defeated the DSL Reds 9-5.
Wilfri De La Cruz led the charge for the Padres on Wednesday going 2-2 with 3 RBI, belting his 1st home run of the season. Leadoff hitter Felix Suarez did a nice job getting on base going 2-4 with a walk, and scoring three runs. Erick De Los Santos (W, 2-1) took the win in relief, even though starter Joel Linares pitched a great game, going five innings, allowing one earned with six strikeouts. Ismael Nunez (L, 0-1) took the loss in relief for the Reds, allowing four earned in two innings of work.
The DSL Padres will take on the DSL D-Backs on Thursday.