Chihuahuas 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 2
Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero, 0-for-4, BB, 4 K; DH Ty France, 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 3 RBI, K; 1B Aderlin Rodriguez, 2-for-4, R, 2 2B; C Webster Rivas, 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (1), 2 RBI; LHP Dillon Overton (W, 2-2) 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; LHP Brad Wieck, 2 IP, 3 K; RHP Gerardo Reyes, 2 IP, K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso traveled to Omaha and got the victory against the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals. … Franchy Cordero’s rehab assignment hit a bit of a snag Friday, as the outfielder struck out four times and drew a walk in five at-bats. Cordero has punched out eight times in his last 11 plate appearances. … Spring training star Aderlin Rodriguez had a pair of doubles and scored a run Friday. The slugging first baseman tied for the team lead with four spring homers but missed most of the season with an injury. The 27-year-old has clubbed 20 homers in three straight minor league seasons, although this is his first taste of Triple-A pitching. … Big Brad Wieck returned to El Paso after being optioned a few days ago and racked up three strikeouts in two clean innings. Wieck was hit hard in San Diego, as his inability to keep the ball in the yard was his undoing. Wieck averaged 16 strikeouts per nine innings with El Paso last season.
Sod Poodles 12 Corpus Christi Hooks 3
Key Statistics: SS Ivan Castillo, 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI; 2B Owen Miller, 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI; C Luis Torrens, 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB; 1B Kyle Overstreet, 3-for-5, R, HR (2), 3 RBI; 3B Ruddy Giron, 2-for-4, 2 RBI; RHP Ronald Bolaños (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 8 K; RHP Michel Baez, IP, H, K.
Prospect Watch: The Sod Poodles cruised down to Corpus Christi and beat up on the Hooks Friday night. …Kyle Overstreet had three hits, including his second homer of the season. Overstreet, 26, has long been a versatile player in the Padres’ system. This year he has played first, third and has seen action behind the dish. Overall, Overstreet’s 93 wRC+ this year is the same result he posted in San Antonio a year ago. … Luis Torrens had two more hits and drew a walk in the Amarillo victory Friday night. Torrens has had a fine season at the plate, slashing .280/.377/.408. His 13.5% walk rate would rank fifth in the Texas League if he had enough at-bats to qualify. … While many fans thought that MacKenzie Gore would be in Texas by now, it was Ronald Bolaños who earned the promotion to Amarillo. Bolaños earned his first Double-A victory Friday, pitching six solid innings. The Cuban-born righty had a bit of a weird outing, as he allowed just two hits but hit four Corpus Christi batters. For context, Bolaños only hit three batters in 53.2 innings with the Storm. Bolaños also punched out eight — equaling his season high. He also had eight punchouts in his final start with Lake Elsinore.
Storm 5 Lancaster JetHawks 0
Key Statistics: CF Jeisson Rosario, 2-for-4, R; C Luis Campusano, 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI; DH Esteury Ruiz, 2-for-3, RBI, BB, SB (22); LHP Jose Castillo, IP, BB, 2 K; RHP Caleb Boushley (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 2 H, 2 K; RHP Javier Guerra, IP, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm cruised to a 5-0 win at home. … Catcher Luis Campusano had two hits, including a double and drove in a run. Campusano’s multi-hit game raised his batting average to .320, which leads the Cal League. Campusano ranks in the top-five in the Cal League in most offensive categories, including on-base percentage (.402, 2nd), slugging percentage (.503, 3rd) and his BB/K ration paces the circuit. Earlier in the day, he was one of seven Storm players named to the Cal League South All-Star team. LHP Mackenzie Gore, RHP Ronald Bolaños (since promoted), RHP Evan Miller, 2B Esteury Ruiz, OF Robbie Podorsky and RHP Elliot Ashbeck also made the squad. … LHP Jose Castillo made the start, as he began his rehab assignment. The lefty reliever pitched a scoreless inning, punching out two and walking one. Castillo figures to get a few more innings before joining the bullpen in San Diego. … RHP Javier Guerra pitched a scoreless inning, notching a strikeout. Guerra got through the inning, throwing just nine pitches.
Dayton Dragons 9 TinCaps 4
Key Statistics: SS Xavier Edwards, 1-for-5, R, 2 RBI; C Blake Hunt, 2-for-4, R, BB; LF Michael Curry, 2-for-4, R; 1B Lee Solomon, 1-for-3, R, BB; LHP Ramon Perez (L, 1-4) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Jose Quezada, 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps went down on the road in Dayton. … Catcher Blake Hunt had a pair of hits and drew a walk Friday night. Hunt has been the hottest hitter for the TinCaps over the last two weeks. Hunt is hitting .412 over the last ten games and is hitting .357/.438/.500 in the first week of June. … LHP Ramon Perez struggled Friday night and ultimately took the loss. Perez, 19, allowed six earned runs in 4.1 innings. Over his last three starts, the southpaw has allowed 16 earned runs in 12.1 innings. Perez has struggled with command, which has been the main culprit in his struggles. … RHP Jose Quezada pitched the final two innings and allowed an earned run while striking out two batters. The former 10th round pick is small in stature (listed at five-foot-nine and 160 lbs.) but can sling it in the mid-90s. He has struck out 36 batters in 29 innings to go with a 2.16 ERA in 21 games for Fort Wayne this season.