Austin Allen had another big home run on Friday. Photo: Jorge Salgado.

Chihuahuas 9 Salt Lake Bees 7 (10 innings)

Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski, 1-for-4, BB, R, RBI, SB (2); 2B Luis Urias, 1-for-3, R, BB; C Austin Allen, 3-for-5, 2 R, HR (11, 12), 4 RBI; DH Esteban Quiroz, 1-for-4, R, BB, HR (14), RBI;  LHP Dillon Overton, 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; RHP Trevor Megill, 2 IP, 4 H, 5 K; RHP Andres Munoz, IP, H; RHP Phil Maton (W, 2-1) IP, 2 H, ER, K; LHP Brad Wieck (S, 1) IP, 2 K

Prospect Watch: El Paso got a two-run homer from Austin Allen to beat Salt Lake in ten innings. … Allen homered twice and singled Friday night and drove in four runs for El Paso. The El Paso catcher’s big night extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Since being demoted to Triple-A, Allen has homered six times in 10 games. … Travis Jankowski singled, walked and stole a base as he continues his rehab assignment. He played nine innings before being replaced in the field. Jankowski is 2-for-9 with a pair of walks and two stolen bases in three games with El Paso. …Trevor Megill threw a pair of scoreless innings, despite allowing four hits. The big righty struck out five, wiggling out a couple of jams. After a fast start, Megill had allowed runs in his four previous outings prior to his outing Friday. The former Loyola Marymount star has 27 strikeouts in 21.2 innings for the Chihuahuas this year.

Michel Baez could be a bullpen piece for the big club in the second half. Photo: Grant Wickes

Frisco RoughRiders 5 Sod Poodles 3

Key Statistics: RF Edward Olivares, 2-for-4, R, RBI; C Luis Torrens, 1-for-4, R, HR (6), 2 RBI; LHP Nick Margevicius (L, 1-1) 6 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K; RHP Michel Baez, 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K.

Prospect Watch: Amarillo lost at home to Frisco Friday night. … Edward Olivares had a pair of singles and drove in a run in the Amarillo loss. The 23-year-old is hitting .486 over his last 10 games, with three homers and 10 runs driven in. … Luis Torrens homered as part of a 1-for-4 evening. It was Torrens’ sixth dinger of the year, which matches the career-high he set in Lake Elsinore last year. The 23-year-old catcher is currently in a bit of a funk but he has homered three times in his last 37 at-bats. Torrens’ power surge has resulted in more strikeouts. He has punched out 12 times in the aforementioned 37 plate appearances. … Nick Margevicus allowed three solo homers and took his first loss as a Sod Poodle. The 23-year-old allowed 10 hits and four runs over six innings. In his last two starts, the former big leaguer has struck out just four batters in 11 innings. … Michel Baez pitched two scoreless innings out of the pen, walking two and striking out two. The Cuban right-hander continues to throw every four days for Amarillo. His stuff has been explosive for Amarillo but it is still unclear if the move to the bullpen is permanent.

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Storm 4 Lancaster Jethawks 1

Key Statistics: LF Allen Córdoba, 1-for-4, R, SB (17); 3B Gabriel Arias, 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, RBI; SS Eguy Rosario, 2-for-3, BB, RBI; LHP Aaron Leasher (W, 6-5) 7 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 6 K; RHP Blake Rogers (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K.

Prospect Watch: The Storm beat Lancaster and pulled into a first-place tie for the second half crown. … Gabriel Arias played third base Friday night and had another productive night at the plate. Arias doubled, singled and scored a pair of runs. The 19-year-old infielder is 8-for-19 in July with just two strikeouts in 21 plate appearances. … Eguy Rosario had a pair of singles and drove in a run in the Storm win. The multi-hit game extended Rosario’s hitting streak to 10 games. The infielder has bounced around the diamond for Lake Elsinore but has seen the most time at second base. During his 10-game hitting streak, Rosario is hitting .386 with just six punchouts in 46 plate appearances. … LHP Aaron Leasher threw a gem, tossing seven innings to earn his sixth win of the year. The 23-year-old pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits with just one walk and six strikeouts. The former Morehead State star has been excellent at home this year, pitching to a 1.99 ERA in seven starts. Leasher has 81 strikeouts in 78 innings for the Storm this year.

Juan Fernandez had made the most of his playing time opportunities. Photo: Jeff Nycz.

Lake County Captains 5 TinCaps 4

Key Statistics: SS Xavier Edwards, 2-for-4, BB; C Juan Fernandez, 2-for-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI; LHP Omar Cruz, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K; LHP Cody Tyler, 2 IP, H, 2 K; RHP Henry Henry (L, 7-4) 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB.

Prospect Watch: Fort Wayne blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning and lost in front of a huge crowd at Parkview Field. … Xavier Edwards reached base three times in the Fort Wayne setback. The 19-year-old infielder has reached base in nine consecutive games. After a bit of a slump, Edwards looks to be locked in again. Over his last 10 games, Edwards is hitting .390 with just two strikeouts in 45 plate appearances. … Juan Fernandez had a double and drove in three runs for the TinCaps. Fernandez has been the backup behind Blake Hunt but he has produced when given the opportunity to play. In 104 plate appearances, Fernandez is hitting .287/.341/.365. … Omar Cruz pitched well, flashing an excellent off-speed arsenal to keep Lake County off-balance. The 20-year-old from Hermosillo, Mexico struck out eight hitters in five innings, allowing a pair of earned runs. Cruz made a pair of starts with Tri-City before earning a promotion to the Summit City. Between the two stops, Cruz has 27 strikeouts in 15.2 innings.

Padres prospect Matthew Acosta bats for Tri-City Dust Devils

USC product Matt Acosta has jumped out of the gate fast for Tri-City. (Photo Mike Wilson)

Boise Hawks 14 Dust Devils 12

Key Statistics: RF Matthew Acosta, 4-for-5. 3 R, 2B, RBI; 3B Kelvin Melean, 2-for-4, 2 R, BB; 1B Jason Pineda, 1-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI; LF Sean Guilbe, 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B; 2B Reinaldo Ilarraza, 2-for-4, 3 R, HR, 5 RBI, BB; LHP Jason Blanchard, 0.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB; LHP Dan Dallas, 2 IP, 4 H, R, 3 K; RHP Deacon Medders, 2 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 K.

Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils allowed eight runs in the first inning and ultimately lost to Boise. … Matthew Acosta had four hits and scored three runs for Tri-City. The former USC outfielder has been a spark plug for the Dust Devils at the top of the order. Acosta ranks third in the Northwest League in on-base percentage (.447) and fifth in batting average (.329). … Reinaldo Ilarraza homered, singled and walked out of the nine-hole Friday night. For Ilarraza, the homer was his first extra-base hit of the season. We’ve mentioned it before but Ilarraza has drawn an absurd amount of walks in 2019. The infielder has walked a league-high 25 times in 72 plate appearances and is carrying an odd-looking .213/.486/.277 slash-line. … Sean Gulibe tied a career-high with three hits — his second consecutive multi-hit game. The 19-year-old has five hits in his last two games and he is tied for the team lead in homers with two. There aren’t a lot of high draft picks on the Tri-City roster but Gulibe’s versatility and raw power make him a guy to watch this summer.

AZL Cubs-1 9 AZL Padres-1 3

Key Statistics: SS C.J. Abrams, 1-for-5, R, 2B; 3B Chris Givin, 1-for-4, R, BB, SB (3); LF Victor Nova, 1-for-4, BB, SB (5); RHP Chris Lincoln, 2 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, K; RHP Frank Lopez (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.

AZL Padres-2 4 AZL D-backs 3

Key Statistics: 3B Ethan Skender, 2-for-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI; 2B Kelvin Alarcon, 2B-1B, 2-for-5, R, SB (6); SS Yeison Santana, 2-for-5, RBI; DH Jarryd Dale, 2-for-5, RBI; RHP Bryan Mitchell, 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; RHP Eudi Asencio, 3 IP, 3 BB, 4 K. RHP Luis Eusebio (W, 2-0) IP, K.

Prospect Watch: The AZL teams split a pair of decisions Friday night. … C.J. Abrams doubled in five at-bats Friday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. The sixth overall pick in June’s draft has hit safely in every game as a pro. … Victor Nova also had a hit to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Nova failed to drive in a run, ending his RBI streak ends at eight games. The 19-year-old outfielder has a 1.234 OPS in 13 games this year. … Infielder Kelvin Alarcon had two hits and swiped his sixth bag of the young season. The 20-year-old was signed way back in the J2 class of 2015 but has yet to find his way to full-season ball. He struggled in Tri-City last year but he is off to a .465/.540/.512 start in the desert. … Bryan Mitchell threw five innings as he continues to rehab in Peoria. Mitchell seems like a good bet to be moved up to El Paso in the next week or so. … Chris Lincoln threw two innings and allowed a pair of earned runs. The 21-year-old was a reliever with UC Santa Barbara, serving as their closer. He was drafted in the fifth round last month.

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Kevin Charity has written for MadFriars since 2015 and has had work featured on Fox Sports San Diego. He is a lifelong San Diego native and is looking forward to seeing the current wave of prospects thrive in San Diego.

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