Key Statistics: SS Ramiro Pena, 2-for-4, (2) 2B, 2RBI; 3B Cody Decker, 2-for-5, 2B, RS, 3RBI. C Rocky Gale, 2-for-4, 2RBI. LHP Jason Lane, (W, 6-4) 5.2IP, 5H, 4ER, 5BB, 2K; RHP Jerry Sullivan, (S, 1) 3IP, 4K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso scored seven runs in the first two innings and eventually held on for the win … Cody Decker started at third base, and had a pair of doubles, to go with three RBI. Everyone knows about the power brings to the plate, as evidenced by his .914 OPS this season … SS Ramiro Pena has had a productive year for the Chihuahuas, and he could help the Padres down the stretch. The former big leaguer is sixth in the PCL with a .321 average … Reliever Jerry Sullivan is one of the few survivors from the 2009 draft, and the former third rounder had a wonderful night. Sullivan pitched three perfect innings, with four strikeouts to earn the rare three inning save. The 27-year-old spent time on the disabled list this season, but has a 2.13 ERA in nine appearances for El Paso this season.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 5 – Corpus Christi Hooks 2
Key Statistics: : 2B Casey McElroy, 2-for-5, (2) 2B, RS, 2RBI; LF Yeison Ascenio, 3-for-5, HR (5), RS, 3RBI; RHP Colin Rea, (W, 2-2) 7IP, 3H, 2BB, 2K; LHP Cory Luebke, IP, H, 2ER, 2BB, 2K; RHP Tayron Guerrero, (S, 7) IP, K.
Prospect Watch:Prospect Watch: RHP Colin Rea continued his amazing 2015 season, with seven shutout innings, earning his second win of the season. Rea hasn’t allowed a run in 16 innings since being activated from the disabled list with a back injury. The former 12th rounder back in 2011 is leading the Texas League in ERA with a 1.06 tally. Opposing hitters are hitting just .181 against the righty … Yeison Asencio had a productive night in the Missions’ victory. Asencio hit his fifth homer and drove in three. Asencio has always been able to hit, and is having a solid season, with a batting line of .308/.342/.429. Asencio also puts the ball in play – he has struck out just 17 times in 240 at-bats.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.
Storm -- DNP: The Storm are at the All-Star break. Their next game will be Thursday against Rancho Cucamonga.
TInCaps: The TinCaps are also at the All-Star break. They open a series Thursday on the road against Great Lakes.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Vancouver Canadians 4 – Dust Devils 2
Prospect Watch:The Dust Devils lost their home opener, as the club managed just four hits … Former SDSU infielder Ty France had a double, an RBI, as well as a stolen base. He also made an error in the field. France was drafted in the 34th round this year, and is hitting .235 through five games … RHP Walker Lockett pitched well once again for the Dust Devils, pitching five solid innings. Lockett, a 4th rounder in 2012 struggled in Fort Wayne, but has a 2.70 ERA in 10 innings in Tri-City, with 11 strikeouts and just two walks.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
AZL Dodgers 14 – AZL Padres 8
Key Statistics: : DH Benji Gonzalez, 3-for-3, 2RS, 2B, BB; LF Jhonatan Pena, 1-for-4, RS, BB, HR (1), 3RBI; CF Josh Magee, 1-for-4, RS, BB, SB (1); RHP Starling Ynfante, (L, 0-1) 3IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K.
Prospect Watch: The AZL Padres made six errors and allowed 18 baserunners in the brutal Arizona heat. The temperature was 109 at the 7pm first pitch … OF Jhonatan Pena homered and drove in three. The homer was Pena’s first professional home run. The 21-year-old has played in the Padres’ summer league the last two seasons. :
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.