Chihuahuas 8 - Salt Lake City Bees 6
Key Statistics:C Rocky Gale 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI; RF Alex Dickerson 3-5, 2 2B, 3B, RBI; 2B Casey McElroy 2-4, BB; CF/LF Jake Goebbert 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI; SS Benji Gonzalez 2-3, 2B, SB; LHP Jason Lane (W, 7-4) 6.1 IP 11 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 2 K HR; RHP Nick Vincent (S,1) 2.0 IP 2 H BB 2 K.
Prospect Watch:The Chihuahuas scored in each of their first five innings as the ageless Jason Lance notched his seventh victory of the year to tie him with Fort Wayne’s Ernesto Montas for the system lead in wins...Alex Dickerson has been one of the team’s steadiest performers all year with a .309/.378/.520 line was a home run short of the cycle...Former Auburn star Casey McElroy continues to hit well in Triple-A with a .299/.338/.448 slash line...Lane now leads the Chihuahuas’ pitchers in overall innings pitched with 100.1.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Springfield Cardinals 8 - Missions 3
Key Statistics:RF Hunter Renfroe 2-4, 3B; HR (8), 2 RBI; 1B Luis Domoromo 1-3, 2B; RHP Dale Thayer (L,0-1) 1.0 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER HR; RHP Dennis O’Grady 3.0 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER BB 4 K; RHP Bryce Morrow 3.0 IP 3 H R ER BB HR; RHP Cody Hebner 1.0 IP 2 BB 2 K.
Prospect Watch:Rehabbing Dale Thayer did not have the best outing as he gave up three earned runs in the first inning and then the Springfield Cardinals followed with another three-run inning as they walked away with the Independence Day victory....Renfroe continues his torrid pace where he had a multi-hit game for his fifth day in a row. His power is also starting to come along too.
Storm 6 - Lancaster Jethawks 5
Key Statistics:CF Auston Bousfield 1-4, BB; 2B Rey Bruguera 2-5, 2B, RBI; 1B Marcus Davis 1-3, 2B; DH Ryan Miller 2-5, 3B, RBI; LF Nick Schulz 2-5, 2B, RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana 0-2, 2 BB; SS Chase Jensen 1-2, RBI, 2 BB; RHP Matthew Shepherd 5.0 IP 8 H 3 R 2 ER BB 5 K HR; RHP Eric Yardley (W, 2-3) 1.0 IP 2 H R ER BB.
Prospect Watch:Down by one in the bottom of the ninth, the home town Storm tied the game on Ryan Miller’s triple and got the walk-off win on Nick Schulz’s fielder’s choice as the JetHawks’ catcher dropped the incoming throw from the shortstop....Matt Shepherd followed up a dominant pitching performance last time with another strong one...C/DH Ryan Miller now has 17 extra-base hits in 29 games...Nick Schulz’s bat is starting to pick up. It’s interesting that although he had a batting average of .163 in May his on-base percentage hasn’t dropped below .350 all year.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Dayton Dragons 6 - TinCaps 0
Prospect Watch:The red-hot TinCaps finally slowed down tonight as they were held to only four hits tonight. It was only their second loss in six games...Michael Gettys is second on the team in doubles with 21 and is off to good start in the first three games of July with five hits in 12 at-bats. He hit below .200 in May and June...1B Trae Santos leads the team with 37 walks.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9 - Dust Devils 3 -
Prospect Watch: After tying up the game in the top of the fourth inning, the Dust Devils gave up six runs in the bottom of the inning and essentially the game...SS Peter Van Gansen is having a good year at the plate with a .280/.345/.440 line and has yet to make an error. He was the Big West Defensive Player of the Year at Cal-Poly San Louis Obispo...Top pick C/DH Austin Allen continues to struggle at the plate with a .170/.259/.170 slash line in 52 plate appearances.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
AZL Padres 9 - AZL Rangers 2
Key Statistics:2B Jose Savinon 2-5, 3B, RBI; 1B Kyle Overstreet 1-3, 2 BB; DH Bryant Aragon 2-3, RBI; C Wilfri De La Cruz 2-4, 2 RBI; SS Westhers Magdaleno 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; RF Tyler Moore 2-4, RBI, SB; RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (W, 2-1) 6.0 IP H BB 5 K; RHP Nathan Foriest (S,1) 2.0 IP 2 H 2 K.
Prospect Watch:The AZL Padres put up five runs in the eighth inning to solidify their win and end their five game losing streak...Offensively there have been some good early performers in the desert and one to watch is infielder Kodie Tidwell, who had the night off, from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He is hitting .342/.405/.799 and has seen action at both third base and shortstop. He was a twenty-sixth round pick of the organization this year and was among of the leaders in the Sun Belt Conference in walks and doubles.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.