Chihuahuas 5 - Salt Lake City Bees 4
Key Statistics:CF Abraham Almonte 1-3, 3B, BB; 2B Jedd Gyorko 2-5, HR (3), 2 RBI, DH Alex Dickerson 2-3, 3B; LF Jake Goebbert 1-1, 2 BB; 1B/LF Tommy Medica 1-3, RBI, BB; PH Jason Hagerty 1-1, 2B; RHP Chris Smith 6.0 IP 3 H R ER 2 BB 6 K; RHP Jerry Sullivan (W, 2-0) 1.0 IP BB K.
Prospect Watch:Jedd Gyorko is back. He hit his second straight home run in as many days and has pushed his average up nearly 100 points since Thursday. Tonight he hit the game winning single driving in Almonte for the game winner. Additionally, it was Gyorko’s third straight multi-hit game...Jeremy McBryde, a former Padres’ prospect took the loss for Salt Lake City...With two hits today Poway High’s Alex Dickerson continues to roll on. Dickerson is hitting .315/.386/.500 on the season.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Midland Rockhounds 9 - Missions 6
Key Statistics:SS Casey McElroy 2-4, BB; RF Hunter Renfroe 1-4, RBI; 2B Taylor Lindsey 3-5, 2B, HR (1) 2 RBI;1B Luis Domoromo 2-5, RBI; DH Adolfo Reina 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB; RHP Elliot Morris (L, 2-6) 5.1 IP 11 H 7 R 7 ER 3 BB 2 K.
Prospect Watch:A bad sixth inning sent the Missions down for the second straight night as Elliott Morris took his sixth loss of the year. After a strong April when he posted an ERA of 2.66 in four starts, Elliott struggled in May with a 4.82 ERA in five starts and has had a really tough time in June with an 8.38 ERA in four starts...Taylor Lindsey had his best game of the year. Many pundits believed he was the most talented player that came over in the Huston Street trade with the Angels, but he struggled in Triple-A El Paso before being sent down to San Antonio...Casey McElroy, a shortstop at Auburn and throughout his entire career before he got to the pros, had his second straight start there. No word yet on why Jose Rondon, who was just called up from the Storm, was not in the game.
Storm 12 - Lancaster Jethawks 8
Key Statistics:2B River Stevens 4-5, 2B, 2 RBI, BB; DH Auston Bousfield 0-3, RBI, 3 BB; C Ryan Miller 2-6; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-3, RBI, 3 BB; RF Nick Schulz 2-3, RBI, 3 BB; LF Kyle Gaedele 3-5, 2 RBI, BB; CF Donavan Tate 2-4, 3 RBI, BB; RHP Zech Lemond (4-4) 5.0 IP 7 H 4 R 4 ER BB 4 K 2 HR; RHP Eric Yardley (S, 13) 1.1 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER BB 2 K.
Prospect Watch:Some games in the Cal League are always fun, except if you are a pitcher and Lancaster and High Desert is where you will see the crazy games. Bousfield and Schulz each walked three times and the Storm pounded out 16 hits to give them their second straight win....Lemond got the win but has now allowed four or more earned runs in his last four starts...We have always been a big fan of River Stevens, move him up and down the system, play him at whatever position and he will still find a way to contribute. With four hits tonight he moved his overall line up to .326/.360/.357 and has seen equal time at second, third and shortstop.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 5 Bowling Green Hot Rods 1
Key Statistics:CF Michael Gettys 4-5; SS Ruddy Giron 2-5; 1B Trae Santos 0-1, 3 BB; LF Franchy Cordero 1-3, RBI, BB; RHP Ernesto Montas (W, 6-4) 6.) IP 3 H R ER 5 K; RHP T.J. Weir 2.0 IP 4 H 3 K; RHP Seth Lucio 1.0 IP H K.
Prospect Watch:The TinCaps got four runs in the third inning to give their third win in a row...Hitting leadoff seems to agree with Gettys as he got a season high four hits. He is now now six for ten in his last two games and moved his batting average in June up to .246...Giron is now hitting .380/.441/.605 for the season in 33 games, 15 of which were multi-hit...Trae Santos is having his second straight strong month with a .291/.385/.436 line...Montas now leads the TinCaps in innings pitcher with 68 and has a 3.71 ERA.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Boise Hawks 13 -Dust Devils 6
Key Statistics:CF Rod Boykin 1-5, RBI; SS Peter Van Gansen 2-4, RBI, BB; C Austin Allen 3-3, RBI; LF Justin Pacchioli 2-3, BB; RHP Angel Mejia 3.0 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 5 K; LHP Griffin Russell (L,0-1) 0.1 IP 4 H 3 R 3 ER BB K.
Prospect Watch:The good news is the Dust Devils scored six runs, the bad news is they gave up 13...Allen is now hitting .364/.417/.363 three games into his professional debut...keep an eye on Van Gansen, he was the defensive player of the year in the Big West Conference and if he can hit for average could have a future.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.