Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 15th

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Class-A: Eugene Emeralds (25-34)

The Eugene Emeralds entered the bottom of the night with the score tied 4-4. Joseph Epperson leads the inning off with a walk and moves over to second of a sacrifice bunt for River Stevens. After a pitching change Auston Bousfield moves Epperson over to third on a fielder’s choice to the shortstop, not all the Emeralds need is a long sacrifice fly and they will win the game with a walk-off. Top prospect Fanchy Cordero steps into the batter’s box and Volcanoes pitcher E. J. Encinosa fires a pitch to the backstop allowing Epperson to win on a wild pitch walk-off 5-4. That win the Emeralds move into 3 games back from the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. That Emeralds are within striking distance of winning the second half of the season but they will need to play better than .500 ball which is what they have been playing in their last 10 games.

Epperson did not only score the winning run, but did lead the team in hits going 2-for-3 with a walk, 1 RBI, and 1 run. Epperson was drafted in the 13th round in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Franchy Cordero 0-for-4, 3 K

The DSL Padres won 8-6

The ALl Padres lost 4-3

Keep the Faith.