MadFriars' Farm Report April 30

With both Tucson and Lake Elsinore having the day off, the fate of the farm rested on Fort Wayne and San Antonio. Both games resulted in game over after just one inning. In Fort Wayne the score after the first was 7-0. While in San Antonio an even more gruesome score of 11-1 the other way.

Tucson had the day off

Midland Rockhounds 12 – San Antonio Missions 2

Key Stats: Hayden Beard 0.1 IP, 6H, 9 ER, 3 BB, 0 K; James Needy 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K; Jed Gyorko 2-4, RBI; Reymond Fuentes 2-4, 2B, RS, RBI.

Its hard to win a basketball game when your opponent opens starts on an 11-1 run. Its nearly impossible to win a baseball game when the same thing happens. After ending the top of the 1st with a 1-0 lead…well it was the last glimour of hope the Missions had to win the game.

Midland started the bottom of the 1st… BB, HR, 2B, 1B, BB, 1B, 1B, BB, OUT, 1B, PITCHING CHANGE, BB, OUT, HR, OUT.

By the time Shane Peterson crossed home plate to end the scoring in the bottom of the 1st the score was a miserable 11-1.

After that the games pace quickened, and it just became a game of getting the final eight innings in the books and going home. After a Fuentes RBI double in the second, the Missions would get just three hits over the final seven innings, none of them for extra-bases.

Missions thankfully return home tomorrow to start a new series verse Frisco.

Storm had the night off

Peoria Chiefs 4 – Fort Wayne Tin Caps 8

Key Stats: Cody Hebner (W, 3-1), 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; Jace Peterson 1-4, 3B, 3 RBI, BB; Austin Hedges 2-4 HR (2), 2 RBI, SB (2)

Fort Wayne, Ind. A seven-run Fort Wayne first inning on Monday afternoon helped the TinCaps to an 8-4 victory over the Peoria Chiefs. The TinCaps earned a series victory for the second time this season, and starting pitcher Cody Hebner improved to 3-0, working a career-high five and two thirds innings.

Fort Wayne (10-15)pelted Peoria starter Gerardo Concepcion (0-2), who worked just two thirds of an inning before departing. The TinCaps hit two doubles, two singles, and got a two-run home run from Austin Hedges in addition to a bases-clearing triple from Jace Peterson, scoring seven runs before the inning came to an end. The team sent eleven men to the plate in the first, hitting for the cycle as a team.

Hebner was chased from the game in the sixth after surrendering a double to Brad Zapenas, who made the score 7-1 in favor of Fort Wayne. The TinCaps responded with one run in the bottom of the sixth, to again extend the lead to seven, at 8-1. Peoria (10-15) plated one in the seventh against Fort Wayne reliever Luis De La Cruz, making it 8-2.

Robert Eisenbach worked the ninth for the TinCaps, surrendering two runs and setting the final tally at 8-4. Peterson led the way with three runs batted in, and both Hedges and Casey McElroy finished the afternoon with two RBI.

The TinCaps will enjoy an off day on Tuesday before opening a seven game road trip against the West Michigan Whitecaps. Lefty Frank Garces is the scheduled starter for Fort Wayne in Wednesday's 6:35 start against West Michigan's Wilsen Palacios.

Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

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