MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: July 11

While 7-11 was handing out free slurpees, the baseball gods were handing out free baseball as both the Missions and Chihuahuas played two. Hunter Renfroe hit for the cycle over the two games as he lead the team to a sweep.

Game 1: Chihuahuas 4 – Albuquerque Isotopes 0

Game 2: Chihuahuas 2 – Albuquerque Isotopes 9

Key Statistics: John has the recap for tonights' split.

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

Game 1 Missions 6 – Tulsa Drillers 2

Key Statistics: RHP Bryce Morrow 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K (W, 1-0); RF Hunter Renfroe 3-3, 2B, 3B, HR (9), 3 RS, RBI; 2B Diego Goris 2-3, 2 RS, RBI

Game 2: Missions 3 – Tulsa Drillers 0

Key Statistics: RHP Dennis O’Grady 6 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K (W, 3-2); RF Hunter Renfroe 2-3, 2B, RS, RBI; RHP Tayron Guerrero IP, K (S, 10).

Prospect Watch Justin Hancock left in the first inning of game one after being hit by a line drive. It was ruled a knee contusion and he is listed as day to day… It was the Hunter Renfroe's show on during the double header. Due to minor league double-headers resulting in two seven inning games, Renfroe only got up to the plate three times in the first game, coming a single shy of the cycle. That single would come an hour later as he hit an RBI single in the first inning of game two. Over the last three weeks Hunter Renfroe leads the Texas League in both home runs and slugging percentage and has hit more home runs over the last three weeks (six) than he did in the previous two and a half months (3).

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

Storm 2 – Stockton Ports 4

Key Statistics: RHP Ronald Herrera 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (L, 5-6); CF Auston Bousfield 1-3, 2B, RS, BB; 1B Marcus Davis 1-4, 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch MWL All Star Nick Torres got his first taste of the Cal League on a hot night in Stockton. He got a hit in his first at-bat to give a good first taste of what he can do. He made a bigger mark later in the game when he threw a bullet from the outfield to nail a runner at the plate.

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

TinCaps 1 – Great Lakes Loons 5

Key Statistics: RHP Michael Kelly 7 IP,7 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 K (L, 4-2); 2B Luis Urias 3-4, RS; 1B Trae Santos 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch After seven innings Michael Kelly had allowed just two runs on four hits with a walk. The top of the eighth did not go as planned, as he allowed the first three runners on base (all of which scored). Before the eighth Kelly was cruising having retired 17 of 19 batters, with the only two to reach base get erased the next batter on a caught stealing and double play. It is a shame that his line will not reflect how brilliant he actually pitched… Luis Urias has now been in Fort Wayne for a week. His line 10-25, 5 RS, 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, and a triple slash of .400/.464/.440. This year Urias, who is the youngest player in the MidWest League, has struck out just three times in sixteen total games this year. He has more caught stealing (four) than he does strikeouts (3).

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

Dust Devils 4 – Eugene Ems 1

Key Statistics: RHP Travis Radke 6 IP, 6 H, ER, 8 K (W, 2-2); 2B Mitch Morales 2-4, 2 RS; 1B Ty France 1-4, 2B, RS, RBI.

Prospect Watch Tri-City won despite getting only five hits. The tying and winning runs scored on back to back bases loaded walks to Carlos Belen and Austin Allen… Travis Radke had by far his best start this season striking out a career high eight batters. Radke, a 25th round pick from last years draft, did well in Eugene last year (3.12 ERA, 34 IP, 44 K), but failed to make the TinCaps out of Spring Training. He has made a spot start with Lake Elsinore, but has spent the remainder of the year with Tri-City.

No game for the AZL Padres.

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

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