Key Statistics:LF Reymond Fuentes 1-4, BB; 1B Cody Decker 0-3, 2 BBs; 2B Brooks Conrad 2-5, 2B; 3B Jake Lemmerman 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB; LHP Juan Oramas 3.0 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 4 BB 4 K; RHP Jorge Reyes (L, 1-2) 1.1 IP H 2 R 2 ER BB.
Prospect Watch: El Paso lost for the fourth time in five outings as a seven run seventh inning by the River Cats broke open what had been a tie game...On Monday their month long road trip to begin the season comes to a close with the opening of their new park...San Diego native Brooks Conrad is off to a nice start hitting .310//.333/.592 while seeing time at second, third and short...Disappointing outing for Oramas. Out of his five starts this season he has only been able to go more more than four innings twice.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Midland Rockhounds 2 -Missions 0 11 innings
Key Statistics:1B Jason Hagerty 1-2, 2 BBs; 3B B.J. Guinn 1-3, BB; RHP Matt Wisler 7.0 IP 3 H 10 Ks; RHP Jerry Sullivan 1.0 IP 2 BBs 2 Ks; RHP Johnny Barbato 2.0 IP H BB K; LHP Frank Garces (L, 0-1) 0.2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 2BB K.Prospect Watch:The Missions lost it in the top of the eleventh when Garces allowed a two-out double to bring home two...The good news is the Missions are pitching really, really well. Wisler recored a career best 10 strikeouts...With the exception of one bad outing Johnny Barbato has been very good out of the pen. In ten appearances he has only given up an earned run twice and is capable of throwing multiple innings...The bad news is the hitting. With three of their four top position players either injured (Cory Spangenberg and Travis Jankowski) injured or promoted (Jace Peterson) the offense just isn't there. Although C/1B Jason Hagerty is off to a nice start in his first eight games at .310/.429/.552.
Storm 8 - Inland Empire 66ers 0
Key Statistics SS Stephen Carmon 1-4, 2B, BB; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-5; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-3, HR (3), RBI, 2 BBs; LF Luis Domoromo 2-4, 2 RBI; C Jeremy Rodriguez 3-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Zach Eflin (W, 4-1) 6.0 IP 3 H BB 5 K; RHP Matthew Shepherd 2.0 IP H K; RHP Brandon Alger 1.0 IP 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm pounded the 66ers early and often scoring in four of the first five frames to even their overall record at 11-11...Another strong outing by Zach Eflin, who as he did with Fort Wayne, is making a case for being the best pitcher on the staff. He is now tied for the lead in wins in the Cal League...Renfroe is also leading the Cal League in strikeouts with 36 but is also tied for second in home runs at six and RBIs with 22.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4 - West Michigan Whitecaps 0
Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 1-3 2B, 2 BBs; 2B Josh VanMeter 2-5, 2 2B; 1B Fernando Perez 2-4, 2 2B, RBI; SS Franchy Cordero 2-4, 2B; RHP Coby Cowgil (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP 2 H 4 Ks; RHP Justin Livengood 3.0 IP 3 Ks; RHP Tayron Guerrero 1.0 IP 2 H BB 3 Ks.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps hit six doubles on their way to a road win in West Michigan for their second victory in a row after dropping three...SS Franchy Cordero had his second multi-hit game of the season and is slowly seeing his average inch up. The errors (12) in 17 games are another matter...Second strong outing the TinCaps got out of Coby Cowgil, whom they got out of the Rangers' organization last year. In nine innings Cowgil has not allowed any earned runs...Keep an eye on hometown favorite Josh VanMeter, third time this season he has had multiple extra-base hits.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.