MadFriars' Farm Report May 15

Full day on the diamond. Storm win a game only after playing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" for a 2nd time. Fort Wayne comes down to the wire. Mission's have a laughter after losing the suspended game. T-Pads get swept

Tucson Padres 4 – Oklahoma City Redhawks 7

Key Stats: Tom Layne 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; Everth Cabrera 1-4, RS, BB; Alexi Amarista 2-5, 2B, RS; Sawyer Carroll 2-4, 2 RB

After giving up 3 in the 1st, the T-Pads stormed back scoring the next 4 runs taking a 4-3 lead after 3. That would be the last time the Padres had the lead. Oklahoma City would score 4 runs in the next 4 innings, and win 7-4. The loss drops the T-Pads to a depressing 12-27 on the year. The RedHawks completed the 4 game sweep of the T-Pads, and drop the Padres to 5-10 in the month of May.

Corpus Christi 5 – San Antonio Missions 1 (completion of yesterdays suspended game)

Corpus Christi 1 – San Antonio Missions 6

Key Stats: Andrew Werner 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; Nate Freiman 2-3, HR (14), 2 RS, 2 RBI, BB; Cody Decker 1-4, 2B, RS, RBI.

San Antonio, TX – After falling to the Hooks in the in the completion of their suspended game, the Missions bounced back with a 6-1 victory over Corpus Christi in the regularly scheduled game Tuesday night at The Wolff.

Nate Freiman got the Missions on the board with his Double-A leading 14th home run in the bottom of the first, a solo shot that gave San Antonio a 1-0 lead. His bases loaded walk in the third made it 2-0.

The Hooks scratched across a run in their half of the fifth but the Missions tallied four insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Missions' starter Andrew Werner went seven innings and surrendered one run on four hits to earn his first win of the season.

San Antonio has now won five of their last six games and eight of their last 10 to improve to 17- 21 on the year.

Courtesy of Jim White, Media Director of the San Antonio Missions

Inland Empire 1 – Lake Elsinore 2 (14 innings)

Key Stats: Burch Smith 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K; Bullpen of O'Grady, Gonzalez, Quackenbush, Quigley, and Sullivan 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9 K

Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations for the Lake Elsinore Storm

Western Michigan Whitecaps 4 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 5

Key Stats: Colin Rea 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Donavan Tate 2-4, 2 RS, RBI, SB (5); Casey McElroy 1-4, HR (4), 2 RBI, Lee Orr 2-2, 2B, RS, BB, CS x2

FORT WAYNE, Ind.Clark Murphy and Casey McElroy hit solo home runs in the eighth inning to lift the TinCaps to a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the West Michigan Whitecaps at Parkview Field on Tuesday afternoon. The TinCaps won three of four from the Whitecaps and were victorious in four of their seven games on the homestand.

Fort Wayne (18-21) scored in the first inning against West Michigan (18-21) starter Kyle Ryan. Donavan Tate and Tyler Stubblefield began the bottom half of the frame with back-to-back singles and executed a double steal to advance to second and third, respectively. Mike Gallic plated Tate on a sacrifice fly to put Fort Wayne in front 1-0.

In the top of the second, West Michigan's Dean Green led off with a double and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1. The Whitecaps scored again in the third inning, pushing runs across on a solo home run from Jason Krizan, and an RBI double by Eugenio Suarez. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the third, the TinCaps answered with two runs of their own. Donavan Tate plated Lee Orr, who had led off with a double, and Tate later scored on a groundout by Casey McElroy. Fort Wayne starter Colin Rea pitched four innings in his second start of the year, surrendering three earned runs, walking one and striking out one.

The game remained tied at 3 into the sixth inning, when Brandon Loy led off against TinCaps reliever Ruben Mejia. Loy hit a home run to left field, giving the Whitecaps a 4-3 edge. In the eighth, however, Fort Wayne received a burst of power as Clark Murphy and Casey McElroy hit home runs to right field off of Melvin Mercedes (0-1), turning a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead. It was the fourth multi-homer effort of the year for the TinCaps, and the third such game this month.

Matt Stites earned his third save of the year, pitching the final two outs of the game, after Daniel Cropper (2-0) went one and one third innings

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

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