Summary: With the Portland Beavers unable to come to an agreement on a new baseball stadium in the Rose City, Portland ended up losing their baseball team that had been a Padres' affiliate since 2001.
October 31, 2011
Nick Schmidt earned his first win in over a year for the Storm, John Barbato dazzled in Eugene, and John Van Benschoten picked up his first system victory.
TUCSON: Terry Kennedy, the former all-star catcher with the San Diego Padres in the 1980s, played fourteen years in the major leagues before becoming a minor league coach for a variety of organizations after his retirement in 1991.
TUCSON: OF Aaron Cunningham, 25, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 draft by the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox included him in a trade to the Diamondbacks, who then moved him to Oakland in the Dan Haren deal. In 2010 he was traded by Oakland to San Diego with Scott Hairston for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Eric Sogard.
While the Missions came up just short in their comeback effort, Tucson walks off with a victory. Elsinore rallies late, but the TinCaps collapses. Eugene skipped all the drama as they cruised to an easy win.
TUCSON: 2b Craig Stansberry, the all-time leader in hits and games played for the former Padres' AAA affiliate Portland Beavers, led off the game with a home run to left off of TPadres' starter Will Inman to put the Las Vegas 51ers up 1-0.
Another come from behind attempt in Portland ends with a blast, Missions get a real taste for hitting at the Wolff, De Paula can't make it out of the 1st, and Tin Caps can barely reach 1st