MadFriars' Farm Report June 6

Cory Spangenberg hit his first home run of the year, and Rymer Liriano had four hits and yet the Storm still managed to lose. Not the best day to be a pitcher in the Padres' system

No game for the T-Pads, as Grandal and Gyorko get to take a break from running around the bases.

Fisco Roughriders 11 – San Antonio Missions 10

John is in San Antonio covering the game.

Lake Elsinore 7 – High Desert Mavericks 8

Key Stats: Jerry Sullivan 4 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Cory Spangenberg 2-4, HR (1), 3 RS, RBI; Tommy Medica 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RS, RBI, BB; Rymer Liriano 4-4, 3 RBI

Adelanto - It was an offense-laden game, where only the fourth inning went scoreless as the two teams battled for first in the southern division in the California league. The score switched twice but it was the home team who held on to win 8-7 to stay in first and lengthen their lead in the division by three games.

Both teams scored in the first two innings. For the Storm it was Justin Miller who scored on a Rymer Liriano single to center field and Eddy Rodriguez scored in the second on a Chris Bisson single after hitting his 10th double of the season.

The Maverick scored five runs in two innings highlighted by doubles by Stefen Romero and Julio Morbin in the first and Mario Martinez in the second to go ahead 5-2.

In the third the Storm cut the lead as Cory Spangenberg hit his first home run in a Storm uniform that went over the right field wall. After hitting his seventh double of the season Tommy Medica scored off an infield ground-out to cut the lead to 5-4.

The Storm would take the lead in the fifth started by a Medica triple scoring Spangenberg. Media would easily score off a single to right field by Liriano to give the Storm a 6-5 lead.

High Desert would answer back and regain the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Martinez led off with his 12th home run of the season to tie the game a six a piece. With two on and two out Steve Proscia hit a groundball the sneaked under shortstop Chris Bisson's glove to give the Mavs an 8-6 lead.

In the seventh the Storm would gain another run looking for the come back as Spangenberg scored off a slew of single to put the Storm down 7-8 as the Mavs would hold on for the victory. Storm pitcher Chris Franklin would pick up the loss going two innings allowing three runs on four hits and picked up a strikeout.

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

Fort Wayne TinCaps 1 – Western Michigan 6

Key Stats: Frank Garces 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K; Jace Peterson 2-4, 2B, RS, SB (20); Austin Hedges 2-4, 2B, 1 of 3 CS;

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – The Fort Wayne TinCaps couldn't stop a red-hot West Michigan ballclub on Wednesday night, dropping the opener of a three game series, 6-1. The TinCaps scored on a Tyler Stubblefield RBI single in the first, but did not score again.

Stubblefield plated Peterson, who led off the game with a single and stole second. In Peterson's first action since Friday, the shortstop went 2-4 and recorded his 20thstolen base of the year. The Fort Wayne (27-32) offense had early success against West Michigan (29-30) starter Kyle Ryan (2-2), collecting four hits within the first six batters of the game.

Ryan settled down, though, and allowed seven total hits in seven innings, striking out six and walking none.

The Whitecaps struggled in the first two innings as Fort Wayne's Frank Garces (1-4) retired the side in order in both frames. In the third, though, three consecutive run-scoring hits by Brandon Loy, Eugenio Suarez and Steven Moya made it a 3-1 West Michigan lead. Garces was chased from the game in the fifth inning after allowing an RBI single to Dean Green, pushing the score to 4-1. The TinCaps lefty went 4 2/3, allowing eight hits, four earned runs, two walks and striking out six.

West Michigan tacked on a single run in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh to cement the 6-1 margin of victory.

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

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