AA San Antonio
Missions 5 - Frisco RoughRiders 1
In Frisco 3b Jedd Gyorko and RF Sawyer Carroll both homered and had a pair of RBIs as San Antonio won their sixth straight game. The Missions once again got strong pitching with starter Simon Castro going seven strong innings; striking out four against no walks or earned runs. 1b Carlos Sosa, a recent signee at 28 out of the Independent CanAm League, was 3-4 in his fourth game with the organization.
Rehab Watch: C Nick Hundley was 1-2 with a pair of walks.
High-A Lake Elsinore
Storm 3 - Bakersfield Blaze 1
DH Tommy Medica had the big blow with a two-run home run in the first inning, his first in the Cal League. 1b Nate Freiman, who came into the game third in the league in hits with 132, added two more to his total tonight. CF Reymond Fuentes and SS Jeudy Valdez also went 2-4.
LHP Andrew Werner, another refugee from the Independent Leagues, got the win and had another quality outing going five innings and only giving one earned run to lower his ERA to 2.86 ERA. Jason Ray came in for his eighth save of the year striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Low-A Fort Wayne
TinCaps 7 - Lansing Lugnuts 2
Keyvius Sampson has won the MadFriars Pitcher of the Month three out of the past four months and seems on his way to another one in August. Sampson, who is on an innings count, went five innings with six strikeouts and didn't allow an earned run. In Sampson's past four outings he has allowed only one earned run.
Offensively CF Rico Noel was 5 for 4 with a double and two stolen bases. 1b Connor Powers, who is turning into one of the bigger surprises of the season, was 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
Tri-City Dust Devils 1- Ems 0
The Ems lost a tough one in Eugene despite solid pitching from Colin Rea, Mark Pope, Jeremy Giglotti and Kyle Brule. Pope, who took the loss, gave up a home run to SS Taylor Featherstone in the fourth inning. It was the only mistake by him and the Ems' pitchers.
Offensively they were only able to manage three hits and right fielder Lee Orr doubled for the only extra-base hit of the evening for the home team.
The AZL Padres had the night off.