Jose Azocar has had plenty to smile about in El Paso. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Chihuahuas 13, Sugar Land Space Cowboys 5

Key Stats: CF Jose Azocar 4-for-4, 2 2B, HR (5), BB; Matt Beaty 1-for-3, HR (2), BB; LF Brett Sullivan 2-for-3, 2B, HR (7), SF; RHP Pedro Avila 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 K, 1 BB; RHP Michel Baez 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 BB; LHP Aaron Leasher (W, 5-6), 1IP, 1 K

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas pounded out seven extra-base hits on the way to another high scoring affair at Southwest University Park. Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Jose Azocar led the way with two doubles and his fifth homer in 19 games with El Paso this year. The 26-year-old from Venezuela has a .216 Isolated Power number since joining the Chihuahuas, more than double his career mark. … Brett Sullivan added a double and homer of his own while playing left field. A member of the 40-player roster, Sullivan has a big .348/.393/.561 line at home, but just a .643 OPS on the road. … Righty Pedro Avila, who fought his command in his last outing, bounced back nicely with four shutout innings on Sunday. The 25-year-old has struck out 35 over his last 31 innings, but the 16 walks he’s issued have kept his ERA hovering over 5.00. … Michel Baez also bounced back from a rough last appearance, striking out the side around a walk and hit. The 6-foot-8 righty has walked six in three innings since returning to the minors after a pair of scoreless outings for the Padres.

Brandon Dixon has been a boost for the Missions offense. (Photo: Rey Holguin)

Missions 7, Frisco RoughRiders 5

Key Stats: SS Connor Kaiser 2-for-4, HR (7); DH Brandon Dixon 2-for-3, 2B, HR (7), BB; 2B Domingo Leyba 2-for-4, 3B, BB; RHP Henry Henry 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 K, 3 BB; RHP Edwuin Bencomo 2 IP, 1 K

Prospect Watch: The Missions used plenty of patience at the plate and a pair of homers to clinch the series win on the road Sunday. Brandon Dixon, who returned from the 60-day IL Saturday has picked up right where he left off before the injury in April. The Murrieta Valley High School product just down the road from Lake Elsinore had a double and homered in his second straight day, pushing his OPS for the year to 1.048. The 30-year-old, originally a third-round pick out of the University of Arizona back in 2013, logged big league service time between 2018 and 2020. … Connor Kaiser also connected on his seventh homer since joining the Missions in May. The Vanderbilt product has struggled to make consistent contact, but has been a solid contributor when he does. … After a rough start from Henry Henry, four relievers combined to allow just one run over 6.1 innings. Felix Minjarez held the Riders to a run over 2.1 innings before Grant Gavin, Edwuin Bencomo, and Lake Bachar combined for four scoreless frames. Bencomo has given up just one hit across his first 4.1 innings since joining San Antonio.

Lake County Captains 13, TinCaps 7

Key Stats: CF Joshua Mears 2-for-3, HR (14), BB; 2B Olivier Basabe 3-for-4, 2 HR (5), BB; SS Jarryd Dale 2-for-4, BB, SB (25); RHP Garrett Hawkins 3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 K, 2 BB; RHP Alan Mundo 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K; LHP Bodi Rascon 2.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 1 BB; RHP Luis Madrazo 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps dropped their sixth straight in a slugfest Sunday. We’ve got on-site coverage of the good, the bad, and the ugly from the game.

Marcos Castañon leads the Storm offense. (Photo: Jerry Espinoza)

Storm 9, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7

Key Stats: 3B Marcos Castañon 2-for-3, HR (17), 2 BB; Nerwilian Cedeño 1-for-4, 2B; RHP Jared Kollar 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K; LHP Ben Miller (S, 6) 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), K

Prospect Watch: Elsinore made the most of their five hits Sunday, pairing timely extra-base hits with eight walks, a pair of hit batters and three stolen bases to score nine runs and snap a four-game losing streak. Hitting out of the cleanup spot, Marcos Castañon continued his torrid second half with his team-best 17th homer. The San Bernardino native reached base four more times Sunday to push his line for the month to .286/.456/.595. His .411 wOBA is now leads all qualified full-season players in the Padres system. … Righty Jared Kollar worked two scoreless frames in his professional debut. The 24-year-old righty, who pitched his extra year of eligibility as a grad student at Rutgers after four years at D-II school Seton Hill, signed as part of the Padres’ large free agent class last month. He logged innings in the Coastal Plain League after the end of the year. He struck out a pair in the match-up with a talented Rancho lineup.

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Posted by David Jay

David has written for MadFriars since 2005, has published articles in Baseball America, written a monthly column for FoxSports San Diego and appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. He may be best known on the island of Guam for his photos of Trae Santos that appeared in the Pacific Daily News.

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