MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 25

El Paso wins one in the last frame, while the Missions' offense struggles again. Lake Elsinore has the best record in the system and Jake Bauers is on fire in Fort Wayne.

Chihuahuas 14 - Tacoma Rainers 12

Key Statistics:CF Alex Castellanos 1-3, 3 BBs; SS Jace Peterson 2-5, 3 RBIs; 3B Brooks Conrad 4-6, 2B; RF Jeff Francoeur 3-4, HR(9) 5 RBIs; C Adam Moore 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; DH Jonathan Galvez 2-5, RBI; 2B Tyler Greene 2-4, BB; LHP Jason Lane 4.2 IP 7 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 3 Ks HR; RHP Dennis O'Grady (BS, 1)(W, 1-0) 0.1 IP H 2 R 2 ER BB HR; RHP Hector Ambriz (S, 2) 1.0 IP K.

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas were able to put three on the board in the top of the ninth to win a a wild one in Tacoma for their third win in four games...Jeff Francoeur still swings at nearly everything that crosses his path, but this month it's paying off as he is hitting .333/.366/.575 with six home runs. He is crushing left-handed pitching for the season at a .406/.406/.531 clip...One of the reason the Padres may have felt comfortable moving catcher Nick Hundley is how well Adam Moore is performing both behind the plate and at it. Moore is hitting .331/.387/.483 on the season and only has a pair of errors in 43 games. His only real negative is that he has only thrown out 20% of runners attempting to steal...O'Grady, who got his first win at the AAA level, is having a nice season in his brief time in El Paso with a 1.74 ERA in eight games.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3 - Missions 1

Key Statistics: 2B Casey McElroy 1-3, HR (3), RBI; RHP John Hussey (L, 1-3) 5.2 IP 5 H 3 R 2 ER 4 Ks; RHP Adys Portillo 1.0 IP K.

Prospect Watch:The Missions, who are hitting .227 as a team and again struggled to provide any offense despite some decent pitching. The team's offense has picked up a little in May but that is mainly due to the hitting of Austin Hedges (.315) and Rymer Liriano (.348)...Not much to write about today as San Antonio was held to five overall hits with Casey McElroy's home run was the only extra-base hit.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.

Storm 10 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9 10 innings

Key StatisticsSS Diego Goris 4-6, 2B, 2 HRs (7), 4 RBI; CF Alberth Martiniez 2-6, RBI; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-5, HR(11), 3 RBI; 1B Luis Domoromo 2-5, 2B; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-5, 2B; LF Jeremy Baltz 1-4, BB; RHP Bryce Morrow 6.0 IP 5 H R ER 2 BBs 4 Ks; RHP Brandon Alger (BS,1) (W, 1-1) 1.0 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 2 Ks 2 HR; RHP Matthew Shepherd 1.0 IP H 3 Ks.

Prospect Watch: SS Diego Goris topped off a great day with his second home run of the day in the tenth inning to give the Storm their fourth straight victory. Lake Elsinore has the best record in the organization and is sitting on top of the Cal League South...Goris is now hitting .367 for May with 14 extra-base hits, five of which have left the park...Renfroe's strikeouts are getting a little more under control and have dipped to less than one a game in May. He hit his third home run today in four games...Lost in all the offense, the Storm pitching staff has a 3.67 ERA, which is very good for the Cal League.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

TinCaps 8 - Lansing Lugnuts 4

Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 1-3, RBI, 2 BBs; 1B Jake Bauers 3-4, HR(2), RBI; RF Luis Tejada 1-3, BB; SS Josh VanMeter 1-3, BB; RHP Kyle Lloyd 6.0 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 4 Ks

Prospect Watch:The TinCaps, errors and all, are going to keep competing and today they found a way to win behind some solid pitching from former University of Evansville star Kyle Lloyd, who was a twenty-ninth round pick of the Padres, and first baseman Jake Bauers...Bauers had his fifth three hit game of the month and is now hitting .344/.417/.500. At home he's been even better hitting .447/.480/.660...Lloyd now has a 1.89 ERA in four starts and 19 innings.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards.

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