Chihuahuas 2, Round Rock Express 1 (10 innings)

Key Statistics:  3B Eguy Rosario 1-4, HR (20) RBI; 2B Connor Hollis 1-3, 2B; DH Brett Sullivan 0-2, BB, RBI; RHP Thomas Eshelman 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K; RHP Reiss Knehr 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K; RHP Michel Baez 1 IP, 2 K; RHP Jose Quezada, (W, 1-0) 1 IP; RHP Jesse Scholtens (S,1) 1 IP 2 K.

Eguy Rosario now has 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases on the season. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Prospect Watch: El Paso split the series at Round Rock in a game where the Express held the Chihuahuas to a pair of hits. In the top of the tenth, Brett Sullivan hit a sacrifice fly to deep center to allow catcher Luis Campusano, on base as the Manfred Man, to jog home after Taylor Kowlwey had sacrificed him to third base. Jesse Scholtens came in for the save, struck out the first two batters he faced, and got the third to fly out to center for the win. … Eguy Rosario hit his 20th home run of the season to pair with 20 stolen bases in 28 attempts. He is seventh in the Pacific Coast League in home runs and tied for eleventh in stolen bases. His overall offensive production is about 18% above league average, but he is also leading the PCL with 19 errors. He’s been at his best defensively at third base. … Eight different pitchers contributed on a tremendous performance in a bullpen game. Reiss Knehr worked the most, tossing three scoreless innings.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals 9, Missions 3

Key Statistics: C Yorman Rodriguez 2-3, BB; SS Connor Kaiser 2-4; RF Ripken Reyes 2-3; CF Matthew Acosta 2-3, 2 2B; LHP Ben Krauth (L, 1-3) 2.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, K, 2 HR; RHP Kevin Kopps 1 IP, H, K

Kevin Kopps has been throwing better for San Antonio. (Photo: Joe Alexander)

Prospect Watch:  After winning the first three games on the road in Springdale, Arkansas, the Missions lost the last three to split the series. … A big part of those first two victories was Brandon Dixon, who was out for the final four games but has not had any injury announcement and is still active on the roster. … Matthew Acosta, 24, is now playing at his third level this year and had his best day in Double-A with a pair of doubles after a slow start. The former USC star was a 12th-round pick in the 2019 draft and has played all three outfield positions and first base. … Kevin Kopps returned to the mound after a rough outing Thursday when he gave up more runs (4) than he had in July, and tossed a scoreless inning. He had an excellent July with a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings, and we will have an upcoming interview with him where he discusses his progress in his first full professional season.

TinCaps rained out

Garrett Hawkins worked an effective top of the first, but the rains came fast and hard in the bottom of the frame. While the downpour was brief, because the umpires didn’t call for the tarp until there was standing water everywhere on the field, it was too late to salvage the game, which won’t be made up.

Samuel Zavala is one of the more interesting prospects in the Padres’ system. (Photo: Jerry Espinoza)

Stockton Ports 13, Storm 8

Key Statistics: RF Justin Farmer. 2-4, 2B, BB; CF Samuel Zavala 3-5, 2 2B, HR (3); 1B Griffin Doersching 3-5, 2 HR (6) 2 RBI; C Colton Bender 1-2, 2B, BB; 3B Marcos Castañon 1-5, HR (19), 2 RBI; RHP Jared Kollar 2.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, K, HR

Prospect Watch: The Storm split the series with the Ports after dropping the finale on Sunday but had two impressive offensive performances. Samuel Zavala, now one of the top prospects in the Padres system, had another big day at the plate with two doubles and his third home run since joining Lake Elsinore. The 17-year-old from Venezuela hit .345/.412/.621 in ten games in the desert (35 plate appearances) before being aggressively promoted to Low-A. So far, in 72 plate appearances, he is hitting .267/.389/.517 with eight extra-base hits in 17 games. … After blasting two home runs on Saturday, Griffin Doersching added two more Sunday. The 24-year-old from Oklahoma State University now has a ridiculous .370/.514/.1,037 slash line in eight games and 37 plate appearances with the Storm, with six of his ten hits going over the fence and eight walks against ten strikeouts..

The ACL Padres are off on Sundays

The complex league schedule wraps up on Tuesday.

Posted by John Conniff

John grew up in Poway and has written for MadFriars since 2004. He has written articles for Baseball America, FoxSports San Diego, the El Paso Times, San Antonio Express-News, Amarillo Globe-News, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette and Pacific Daily News in addition to appearing on numerous radio programs and podcasts. He can also break down the best places to eat for all five of the affiliates. There is no best place to eat in Peoria, Arizona.

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