Padres Minors:Walk-off Home Run

Two more streaks of significance go down on Saturday, as do the teams they play for. The Storm, meanwhile, pulled out an exciting walk-off victory in their contest. The game between Fort Wayne and Wisconsin was postponed on Saturday. They will attempt to play two games on Sunday.

Portland Lost 8-2

Chris Oxspring took his first loss of the year after allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits and four walks in four innings of work. Oxspring entered the game with an ERA of 2.01 through four games and saw it balloon to 3.42.

Blaine Neal struck out the side in the seventh and now has a streak of five games in a row without giving up a run. Neal has brought his ERA down from 4.91 to 2.40 in the process.

Bobby Scales went 3-for-4 on the night. All his hits went for extra bases with two triples and one double. Over his last three games, Scales is 7-for-9 with two doubles, two triples and two RBI's. Scales is batting .389 on the season to lead the Beavers.

Three hitting streaks of four games or more ended on Saturday. Jon Knott, Humberto Quintero and Ben Petrick were all shut down.

While JJ Furmaniak's hitting streak went up to three with a triple that plated a run, his successive games with an error extended to two. Furmaniak committed two errors on Saturday night.

Edmonton's Brandon Wilson had an inside the park home run in the sixth inning.

Mobile lost 9-4

Freddy Guzman's ten game hitting streak ended on Saturday when he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Greg Sain provided the sole offense for the BayBears with a three run homer in the sixth, his eighth of the year. Sain is tied for the Southern League lead in homers with phenom Prince Fielder.

Steve Watkins was touched up for eight runs, five earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work. Two errors contributed to three unearned runs in the first.

Lake Elsinore won 6-4

Paul McAnulty hit a two run home run over the right field fence to give the Storm the victory in the bottom of the ninth. McAnulty has now homered in two of his last three games and extended his hitting streak to seven.

Kennard Jones added his fourth triple of the season in the first inning. He later scored on a Luis Cruz single. The triple for Jones tied him for the league lead in that category.

David Pauley started the game and went five innings. He gave up three runs, two earned on five hits. He also hit the same batter twice during the game.

It is hard to imagine things getting worse for Joe Lima, but they did. Lima continued his assault on futility with a 0-for-4 night with three strikeouts. Lima is now hitting .034 with one hit in 29 at bats. He has struck out 13 times and even been caught stealing once.

Ronnie Merrill made his Elsinore debut and went 0-for-3.

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