El Paso had the night off as they begin a road trip Thursday
Corpus Christi Hooks 1, Missions 0
Key Stats: RHP Jacob Nix (L,1-1) 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 8K, 0BB; 3B Ty France 1-4, 2B
Prospect Watch: The Missions had one hit in the game, as they were blanked by LHP Ryan Hartman. Ty France‘s two-out double in the sixth inning stood as the lone hit for the Missions, while Fernando Tatis Jr.; and Michael Gettys struck out three times each. … Jacob Nix got the start for the Missions and, for the second straight outing, pitched seven strong innings. He doubled his previous season high with eight strikeouts, which tied his second-highest career total behind a complete game one-hitter last year with the Storm. Like he often does when he is on his game, he induced eight grounders against just three flyouts in the game. Since coming off the disabled list last month, the 22-year-old has allowed only 14 hits in 28.1 innings of work.
Both the Storm and TinCaps had the night off as they get ready for the second half
Dust Devils 5, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2
Key Stats: RHP Angel Acevedo (W, 1-1) 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K; C Blake Hunt 2-3, 3 R, BB; 1B Justin Paulsen 3-3, 2B, R, BB; LF Mason House 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Prospect Watch: Another game, another strong start from a Latin American teenager. This time, righty Angel Acevedo impressed in his first start of the year. After walking two in one inning of relief last week, Acevedo walked two in five innings Wednesday. The 19-year-old pitched well in the DSL in 2016 but struggled to a 9.98 ERA in 30.2 AZL innings last year. Arizona League hitters posted a .379 average against the Venezuelan righty last year. In this start, he allowed only one hit. … Last year’s competitive balance pick Blake Hunt had a strong night with a pair of hits and a walk. His three runs score match a career high. Hunt, 19, has reached base in every game this season and has walked more times (five) than he has struck out (two). … Justin Paulsen went 3-for-3 with a double and walk. Last year’s 39th-round pick and a teammate of Dylan Coleman at Missouri State, Paulsen reached base at a .409 clip in the AZL last summer.
AZL Padres1 7– AZL Padres2 6
Key Stats: SS Xavier Edwards 0-3, R, 2 BB; CF Angel Solarte 2-6, 2 2B, R; 1B Jason Pineda 3-4, R, BB; LF Hunter Jarmon 2-4, R, BB; RF Agustin Ruiz 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; DH Nick Gatewood 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; 3B Carlos Luis 2-3, R; 1B Lee Solomon 2-4, HR (1), 4 RBI; LHP Joey Cantillo 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
Prospect Watch: With another game of the Padres playing the Padres, the Padres won. The AZ1 squad scored all seven of their runs in the final three innings to walk off on their system-mates. Lee Solomon, the club’s 25th-round pick, hit a grand slam in his system debut, the first home run of the year for either club. … While the famous 2016 J-2 class has already seen plenty of success, one name we haven’t heard much from is top catcher Alison Quintero. After coming stateside for instructs in 2016 and participating in spring training in Peoria last spring, the Venezuelan-born catcher went back to the Dominican for extended spring training work and got injured. He appeared in only 15 games in the DSL batting .174/.278/.261, managing just eight hits in 15 games. Through two games this year, the 18-year-old already has five hits in eight at-bats. … Joey Cantillo allowed only one hit in five innings of work. The Hawaiian-born lefty, a day younger than this year’s top pick Ryan Weathers, showed good feel to spin a breaking ball in limited but strong work in the AZL last year.