Salt Lake Bees 7, Chihuahuas 5
Key Statistics: LF Michael Gettys, 1-for-3, BB; SS Luis Urias, 1-for-4, 2B; 2B Esteban Quiroz, 1-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI; C Austin Allen, 1-for-4, HR (4), 2 RBI; 3B Seth Mejias-Brean, 2-for-4, 2B; RHP Fernando Rodriguez Jr., 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; LHP Paco Rodriguez, (L, 0-1) 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, K; RHP Phil Maton, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 K; RHP Robert Stock, 2 IP, H, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: After winning 12 straight, El Paso has lost two in a row. … Esteban Quiroz homered in his first action since going to the disabled list on April 15. Quiroz has a .896 OPS in limited action with the Chihuahuas this season. … Austin Allen also homered Friday, his fourth of the year. Allen’s remarkable consistency has continued in El Paso where Allen’s 124 wRC+ is right on par with the 130 he posted in San Antonio last year. Allen is also walking in 13% of plate appearances, which is a career-high. … Robert Stock had his best outing since being demoted, pitching two scoreless innings. Stock’s fastball velocity has been fine in Triple-A but he has walked seven in 7.2 innings. … With Bryan Mitchell back to the disabled list, El Paso native Fernando Rodriguez Jr. got the emergency start.
Sod Poodles 6, Springfield Cardinals 5
Key Statistics: SS Owen Miller, 2-for-6, 2B; 3B Hudson Potts, 3-for-5, HR (4), 3 RBI, BB; 2B Ivan Castillo, 2-for-5, SB (1); RHP T.J. Weir, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 9 K; RHP Andres Muñoz, 2 IP, BB, 3 K; Kazuhisa Makita (W, 2-0) 2.1 IP, H, R, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: John Conniff has the coverage from the big walk-off win in Amarillo.
Lancaster Jethawks 10, Storm 5
Key Statistics: DH Robbie Podorsky, 1-for-4, R, BB, RBI; C Luis Campusano, 1-for-5, R, HR (2), RBI; SS Eguy Rosario, 2-for-3, R, BB; 1B Taylor Kohlwey, 3-for-4, 2B; LHP Aaron Leasher (L, 0-4) 4.2 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; RHP Jordan Guerrero, 1.1 IP, H, BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm went down in their series opener in Lancaster. … Taylor Kohlwey has taken over as the everyday first baseman for the Storm and has flourished in the role. Kohlwey had three hits, including a double. Kohlwey is 7-for-10 over his last three games, and the former Wisconsin-La Crosse star is hitting .327/.400/.455 through 62 plate appearances. … Luis Campusano homered — his only hit in five at-bats. Campusano hasn’t hit a ton since returning from the DL but his .333/.417.494 is still quite impressive. He has also looked good blocking balls behind the plate. …Aaron Leasher took the loss Friday night after allowing eight earned runs. Leasher’s stuff is still generating plenty of Ks but he’s finding the zone a little more in the Cal League, which has resulted in opposing hitters batting .307 off of the former Morehead State star. … Hard-throwing reliever Jordan Guerrero made his first appearance of the season and recorded three strikeouts. He’s one to keep an eye on going forward.
Quad Cities River Bandits 2, TinCaps 0
Key Statistics: 2B Tucupita Marcano, 3-for-4, 2B; 3B Luis Almanzar, 1-for-4; LF Dwanya Williams-Sutton, 1-for-3, BB, SB (4); LHP Joey Cantillo, 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K; LHP Dan Dallas (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps were blanked at home Friday night. …Tucupita Marcano extended his hitting streak to five games with a three-hit performance in the Fort Wayne loss. Marcano has been scorching hot over the last ten games, batting .450 since April 22nd. Marcano has continued to make solid contact and his 13.2 % K-rate is the 9th lowest in the Midwest League. … Joey Cantillo bounced back from a pair of clunkers to throw his best game of the year. The Hawaiian southpaw pitched five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight batters. Cantillo lasted just 3.1 innings in his previous two starts. Cantillo’s stuff has been good, as he has averaged nearly 15 strikeouts per nine innings in the 16.2 innings that he has thrown in 2019.