MadFriars' Farm Report: July 16

The Emeralds get a dramatic walk-off home run and Cody Decker is crushing it in San Antonio. The Storm end up on the other side of a late inning rally and the TinCaps get another solid outing from a small lefty.

T-Padres - Reno Aces

TUCSONThe Tucson Padres trailed the Reno Aces 1-0 after three innings when heavy rainstorms hit Kino Stadium and forced the suspension of Monday's game. The two teams will finish Monday's game Tuesday at 5:30 pm, with the regularly scheduled game to be played after the completion of the first game. The second game Tuesday will be seven innings in length. Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.

Missions 7 - Frisco RoughRiders 4

Key Statistics: C. Decker 2-3, 2B, 2B, HR(19), 3 RBIs, 2BB; 3B Rincon 3-4, BB; 2B Anna 1-3, 2BBs; SS Valdez 1-4, HR(7), 2 RBIs; RHP Geer (W) 7.0 IP 7H 4R 4ER 2BBs 4Ks, 2HRs; RHP Lara (H) 1.0 IP BB 2Ks; RHP McBryde(S)(10) 1.0 IP K.

A three-run home run by Cody Decker and a two-run blast by SS Judy Valdez was all the Missions needed in Frisco as Josh Geer, who gave up two home runs of his own, was enough for San Antonio to get the win in Frisco. The former UCLA Bruin struggled in his promotion to AAA Tucson but he is certainly back on track with San Antonio with 11 extra-base hits in 17 games.

Closer Jeremy McBryde is now ten for ten in save opportunities.

Inland Empire 66ers 4 - Storm 4

Key Statistics: CF Noel 2-3, RBI, (3)SB(66); RF Miller 2-3, RBI, BB; SS Bisson 2-3, 3B; RHP Lollis 6.0 IP 4H 3R 0ER; RHP Quigley(BS)(L) 2.0 IP H 2R 2ER BB K.

Reliever Quigley gave up a two-run home run in the eighth to send the Storm down on the road to Inland Empire in San Bernardino.

Big Matt Lollis is going back to starting and went six strong innings and Rico Noel stole three more bases to bring his total to 63. His next closest rival in the organization, Fort Wayne's Jace Peterson has 37 steals.

TinCaps 7 - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4 Key Statistics: CF Jankowski 1-3, 2B; SS Stubblefield 2-4, HR(4), RBI; 2B Cabera 2-4, HR(1)RBI; LHP Garces (W) 5.0 IP 4H 2R 2ER 3BB 3Ks; RHP Barbato(H) 2.0 IP 3Ks; RHP Stites (S) 0.2 IP K.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A collective offensive effort by the Fort Wayne TinCaps Monday night ended with a 7-4 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the rubber match of a three-game series at Parkview Field.

Eight of the nine members of Fort Wayne's starting lineup had at least one base hit, led by solo home runs from Tyler Stubblefield and Felix Cabrera.

Early offense was a vital part of the Fort Wayne (13-11, 44-50) effort, as Stubblefield's fourth home run of the season gave the TinCaps a 1-0 lead after one inning. The Timber Rattlers Cameron Garfield responded with a second-inning solo homer, tying the game. Wisconsin (12-12, 56-37) scampered ahead 2-1 in the top of the third, but The TinCaps would take the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.

Mike Gallic, Yeison Asencio and Duanel Jones all knocked in runs in the third, putting Fort Wayne ahead 4-2. The TinCaps sent seven men to the plate in that frame against Timber Rattlers starter Mark Williams (5-7). Felix Cabrera hit his first home run of the season, a solo blast, in the fourth against Williams. The righthander worked five innings and allowed five runs on eight hits, while striking out two.

Frank Garces (6-4) earned his fifth win in his last six outings, by allowing two runs over five innings for the TinCaps. The lefty walked three and struck out three.

Each team would score twice more over the final four innings, with the TinCaps adding two in the seventh and the Timber Rattlers plating two in the ninth. The win for the TinCaps helped secure a sixth series victory in eight tries to begin the second half.

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

Emeralds 2 - Vancouver Canadiens 1

Key Statistics: 1B Kallunki 2-4, 2 2Bs; CF Richardson 1-2, HR(2),RBI, 2 BBs; LHP Nunn 2.0 IP 6Ks; RHP Madrid (W) 1.0 IP H.

The Emeralds won in the bottom of the ninth with one out as center fielder Ronnie Richardson blasted a solo home run to left field to give Eugene their seventh win in a row just after his manager Pat Murphy was ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes.

Richardson, a sixteenth round pick out of the University of Central Florida, is having a solid year in Eugene. The switch-hitter is now hitting .310/.463/.500.

AZL Mariners 9 - AZL Padres 8

Key Statistics: CF Charles 2-4, HR(1), RBI, 2BBs; 2B Goree 1-3, RBI, 2BBs; LF J. Decker 2-3, RBI; 3B Quintana 3-5, 2 RBIs; RF Lopez 1-3, 2BBs; DH Filpo 1-3, 2BBs; RHP Kelly 5.0 IP H R ER 2BB 6Ks.

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