MadFriars Daily Farm Report: April 13

Bryce Morrow and Walker Lockett each had a strong showing in their season debuts, but couldn't come up with victories, while Jose Rondon had a nice night at the plate for Elsinore.

Reno Aces 2, Chihuahuas 1

Key Statistics: C Austin Hedges, 1-for-3, RBI; RHP Bryce Morrow (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Nick Vincent, IP, 3 H, ER, K.

Prospect Watch: It was a rough night at the plate for the Chihuahuas, as they could only muster five singles. Catcher Austin Hedges had El Paso’s only RBI, a two-out single in the ninth inning. He is hitting .333 in three games so far this season. … Bryce Morrow pitched well in his Triple-A debut, allowing just one run in five innings. He took Matt Wisler’s spot in the Chihuahua’s rotation, after Wisler was dealt to Atlanta last week.

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

Missions 5, Springfield Cardinals 2

Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski, 3-for-4, 2 R, BB, SB; SS Trea Turner, 3-for-5, SB (2). 1B Luis Domoromo, 2-for-5, R, RBI; RHP Michael Dimock (W, 1-0) 1 IP, H

Prospect Watch: Shortstop Trea Turner had three singles and a stolen base for the Missions. The three hits raised his average to .211. … Second baseman Casey McElroy went 2-for-5, with an RBI. … Right fielder Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-5, with a single. He is hitting .143 (3-for-21) thus far. He’s also committed a pair of errors in the field early on. … RHP Dennis O’Grady made a spot start and allowed two earned runs in four innings of work. He had been slated to open the year on the disabled list before a flurry of moves after the big league club demoted Nick Vincent. … The Missions pounded out 14 hits, 13 of them singles.

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

High Desert Mavericks 4, Storm 3

Key Statistics: CF Auston Bousfield, 2-for-4, RBI; SS Jose Rondon, 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R; RF Yale Rosen, 3-for-4, 3B; RHP Justin Livengood (L, 0-1) 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 5 K’s.

Prospect Watch: Shortstop Jose Rondon had a big night with three hits, including a double. He is hitting .450 through the first five games of the season. … Outfielder Yale Rosen, 21, also had three hits, including a triple. The Washington State Cougar has massive power, but struggled to tap into it in game situations in Eugene last year. …Justin Livengood made his second professional start and was tagged with the loss. The 2013 10th-rounder yielded three extra-base hits.

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

Lansing Lugnuts 9, Tincaps 1

Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys, 2-for-4, 2B, SB;C Jose Ruiz, 2-for-3, RBI; RHP Walker Lockett, 5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 6K; LHP Payton Baskette (L, 0-1) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K’s.

Prospect Watch: Top center field prospect Michael Gettys had a nice night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. He is currently hitting .375 (3-for-8) in his first pair of games in full-season ball. … Second baseman Josh VanMeter left the game with an apparent leg injury. There has not been an update on his status, but he was carried off of the field. …Shortstop Franchy Cordero is hitless in his first two games of the year, but he has yet to commit an error yet either. …Finally healthy for the first time since the Padres drafted him in 2012, Walker Lockett, 20, was impressive in his start, giving up only one run on three hits over 5.2 innings. The tall righty fanned six and did not give up a walk.

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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