One Hit, Two Hit, Padres Minors Sweep

The San Diego Padres minor league affiliates completed a clean sweep on Tuesday. Some of the brightest arms in the system turned in solid performances, including a one hitter and two hitter, and two underrated prospects continue to excel in their respective leagues.

Portland won 8-0

Chris Oxspring was simply dominant for Portland. Ox went six innings and gave up just one hit while whiffing eight. His performance put him at 2-0 on the season and dropped his ERA to 1.56. Oxspring also walked twice at the plate and scored twice on the day.

The Aussie has continued to build upon his success from last season and has now allowed just three earned runs in 17.1 innings of work. He has struck out 21 over that span.

Marty McLeary followed Oxspring and he continues to dominate the opposition. McLeary has not allowed a run in 8.1 innings of work. He has allowed just five hits and struck out 12. On Tuesday McLeary pitched two innings and struck out four.

Tim Byrdak pitched a scoreless inning debuting for Portland.

Bernie Castro knocked in two runs with a single in the third and Henri Stanley knocked in a run in the same inning to give the Beavers a 4-0 lead.

Jon Knott had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two run homer in the sixth, his second jack of the season. Knott now leads the team in RBI's with eight

Mobile won 6-4

Brad Baker had his second save in as many nights and Jason Clements hit his first two homers of the year to pace the BayBears to victory.

Clements homered in successive innings, the third and fourth, and Josh Barfield knocked in two runs with a double.

Greg Sain continues to mash the ball, going 2-for-4 with two doubles. Sain leads the team in batting, .385, and leads the team in doubles, homers and extra base hits. Not bad for a kid that Manager Gary Jones said would not be a starter for the team.

Duncan McAdoo, now 2-0, allowed four runs over six innings. He allowed seven hits and four walks while striking out two. His ERA sits at 4.76.

Baker has now pitched six innings over six games and has not allowed a run. He has allowed just four hits, walked only one and amazingly has struck out just one.

Lake Elsinore won 5-3

After allowing a three run homer in the first inning, David Pauley surrendered just one more hit. Pauley went six innings strong and struck out eight. Mike Wodnicki pitched the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

Luis Cruz led the Storm, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI's. He is now tied for the team lead in RBI's with nine and leads the team in extra base hits. Cruz was an underrated prospect entering the season and now is showing what he is capable of.

Kennard Jones added his team leading seventh stolen base of the year. He is tied for second in the league, six behind the leader.

Five batters in the Wizards lineup are batting under .200, Michael Johnson (.150), Kervin Jacobo (.186), Joseph Lima (.071), Andres Pagan (.182) and Steve Baker (.150).

Fort Wayne won 3-0 in seven

In a shortened game, the Wizards got a shutout behind Jared Wells and Sazi Guthrie. Wells pitched five innings and allowed just three hits while walking two. Wells faced trouble in the first and second, loading the bases in inning two, but got out of it unscathed. Wells has now allowed just five earned runs in three starts, keeping pace with his ideal pitching situation that will give his team a chance to win. Despite some solid pitching, he has just one win – coming tonight – as defensive errors have cost him.

Brian Wahlbrink homered in the first inning, his first of the year. Juan Ciriaco singled in a run in the second after two walks opened the inning. The final run was created by Drew Macias. He singled to open the seventh and scored on a wild pitch.

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