MadFriars Daily Farm Report: June 29

El Paso enjoyed an offensive explosion in the Pacific Northwest, headlined by Alex Dickerson and Casey McElroy, as the squad won a laugher against Tacoma. Tri-City saw an impressive comeback thwarted with a walk-off, while Fort Wayne enjoyed a career-best outing from a Midwest League All-Star.

Chihuahuas 14 - - Tacoma Rainiers 1

Key Statistics: 3B-2B Casey McElroy, 3-for-5, HR (1), 2B, BB, 5RBI; 2B-3B Rocky Gale, 2-for-4, RBI; LF Alex Dickerson, 4-for-5, 2HR (7) 2B, BB, 4RBI; C Jason Hagerty, 3-for-4, 2R, 2B, BB; RHP Daniel McCutchen (W, 2-5) 6IP, 5H, ER, 2BB, 2K.

Prospect Watch: Baseball is weird, man. A day after being shutout, the Chihuahuas bounced back with a 14-run attack that featured eight extra base hits, including three home runs … Two of those home runs came courtesy of Alex Dickerson. The left-handed Dickerson continues to make a case for a roster spot in San Diego, as his four hit day raised his average to .315. Dickerson is doing his best work in June, producing a slash-line of .330/.393/.547 with three homers … The other blast came off of the bat newly promoted Casey McElroy, who had three hits, and needed just a triple to complete the cycle. McElroy hit his first Triple-A homer of the year – a grand slam in the rout. McElroy has played most of the year with San Antonio and was promoted to El Paso before the game …Rocky Gale has been forced to play in the infield the last two games, due to a shortage of position players for El Paso. Gale started at second base and moved to third when Jedd Gyorko was removed, due to a promotion to the big club. Gale had a pair of singles to raise his average to .305. According to Chihuahuas’ broadcaster Tim Hagerty, Gale hadn’t played second base since high school. It remains to be seen if Gale will continue to log innings in the infield.

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

Missions -- The Missions have reached the All-Star break. They will pick up play on Thursday.

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

Storm -- The Storm had a travel day and did not play Monday night. They will open up a series in Visalia tomorrow night.

TinCaps 2 – Bowling Green 0

Key Statistics: : RF Nick Torres, 3-for-3, 2B, RS, RBI; LF Franchy Cordero, 1-for-2, BB, RBI; LHP Thomas Dorminy, (W, 6-5) 7IP, 4H, BB, 5K; RHP Colby Blueberg, (S, 10) 2IP, 3H, K.

Prospect Watch: Earlier in the year, we at MadFriars believed that the TinCaps could flirt with 100 losses; now the team is only three games under .500 … LHP Thomas Dorminy has established himself as the ace of the TinCaps’ staff, and Monday saw him turn in his best effort of the season. Dorminy, a 2015 Midwest League All-Star, threw a season-high seven innings, without allowing a run. The 2014 10th rounder has an ERA of 4.00 this season and has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last eight starts … Nick Torres, the other TinCap to make the All-Star team, had three hits, including his 25th double of the year. Torres has only hit two home runs this season, but he leads the Midwest League in doubles and his second in the circuit with a .332 batting average.

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

Eugene Emeralds 5 – Dust Devils 4

Key Statistics: CF Justin Pacchioli, 2-for-4, RBI, BB, 2SB (2); 1B Nick Vilter, 4-for-5, RS, 2RBI; C A.J. Kennedy, 2-for-5; SS Peter Van Gansen, 2-for-4; 2B, RBI; LHP Jose Castillo, IP, 4H, 2ER, K; RHP Luis Hernandez, (L, 0-2) 1.1IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, K.

Prospect Watch: LHP Jose Castillo started and pitched only one inning. It is unknown if he suffered an injury. We will be sure to keep you posted on any developments … First baseman Nick Vilter had a career-best day with four singles and a pair of RBI. Vilter was drafted in the 9th round in 2014, and struggled this year in Fort Wayne. Vilter has had a much more successful stint in the Northwest League, as the former UC Riverside infielder is hitting .400/.423/.520, with five RBI in 25 at-bats for the Dust Devils ...Speedy outfielder Justin Pacchioli had his fourth multi-hit game of the young season, to go with his first two stolen bases of his professional career. Pacchioli has shown impressive patience in the early season with six walks in 35 plate appearances. The 2015 10th rounder swiped a school-record 31 bases for Lehigh this season.

For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.

AZL Angels 7 -- AZL Padres 1

Key Statistics: : 1B Jonas Lantigua, 1-for-4; DH Carlos Sosa, 2B, RBI; RHP Starling Ynfante, 3.2IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K

Prospect Watch: The AZL Padres only managed one extra base hit and made three errors in the loss … RHP Starling Ynfante had a second consecutive poor outing, as he allowed three earned runs in 3.2 innings. After starting with Dominican summer team, Ynfante has a 10.80 ERA in two starts.

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


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