Tucson 10 Albuquerque 8
Key Stats: RF Hermida 2-4, 2R, RBI; SS Weems 2-5, HR(5), 4RBI
The Padres rode a seven-run fourth inning to a series-opening victory Sunday as they opened their only trip of the year to Albuquerque.
Their big inning was keyed by a three-run homer off the bat of shortstop Beamer Weems. The 25-year-old defensive specialist was one of six Tucson batters to collect multiple hits on the night. Anthony Contreras and Andy Parrino each went 2-for-5 with a double and left fielder Sawyer Carroll added three hits.
Colt Hynes picked up the victory with six innings of work. The lefty from Texas Tech gave up five earned runs on nine hits, while striking out four.
Catcher Nick Hundley was activated from the disabled list and entered the game as a ninth-inning pinch hitter. He is expected to start Monday’s game.
San Antonio 5 Frisco 4 (10 innings)
Key Stats: 2B Galvez 2-5, 2R; DH Decker 3-3, 2BB; RHP Geer 5.2IP, 6H, 3ER, 5K, 1BB
Rymer Liriano’s 10th-inning single over a drawn in outfield to drive in Jonathan Galvez gave the Missions a 5-4 victory over the RoughRiders Sunday night. The hit, his only on the night, bailed out the Missions who had earlier surrendered a 4-0 lead.
The heart of the Missions lineup did most of the damage. Jonathan Galvez, Nate Freiman and Cody Decker combined to go 7-for-12 with three free passes. Galvez has now hit in six straight. After scuffling for a bit in early July, he rallied back to finish the month with a .307 average and is now hitting .400 in five games this month.
Lake Elsinore 8 Rancho Cucamonga 7
Key Stats: 3B McElroy 2-3, 3B, BB, 2RBI; LF Domoromo 2-4, SB, 2RBI; RHP Quackenbush 1IP, 1H, 2K
Elsinore used a six-run third inning to power their way to victory as the club snapped a season-high six-game losing streak.
Third baseman Casey McElroy snapped out of a mini slump with an RBI single in the middle of the big frame and then an RBI triple in the fifth. The 22-year-old infielder scored the Storm’s final run when Justin Miller lifted a sacrifice fly.
TinCaps 7,4 Bowling Green 2, 7
Key Stats: LF Gaedele 4-7, 3 2B; 1B Orr 2-4, HR(9); DH Gallic 3-7, 2 2B, SB; RHP Needy 4.1IP, 3H, 2R, 3K, 2BB;
Fort Wayne split their matchup with Bowling Green Sunday afternoon as they won the continuation of their suspended game from Saturday before dropping a seven-inning contest to the HotRods in the nightcap.
Saturday’s game was suspended with the TinCaps leading 2-0 in the top of the second with two runners on. James Needy entered as the game resumed on Sunday and got out of the jam. The righty worked a season-high 4.1 innings, yielding two runs in his final frame. The 21-year-old picked up the victory and now has a 5-1 record and 1.78 ERA in 70.2 innings across three levels in his first injury-free season as a professional.
The nightcap got away from the club quickly as Cody Hebner was tagged for seven runs in 2.1 innings before giving way to Johnny Barbato. The righty from Washington had a season low one strikeout against four walks. Ft. Wayne made a late run powered by outfielders Mike Gallic and Kyle Gaedele, but didn’t have enough.
Vancouver 4 Eugene 0 (11 innings)
C Daal 2-4, BB; RHP Hancock 5.1IP, 1H, 0R, 7K, 3BB
The Emeralds offense went dormant one again as they dropped a third straight to the Canadians Sunday afternoon. The clubs were scoreless through the first 10 innings as Justin Hancock, Taylor Cole and a parade of relievers locked in a pitchers’ duel before Vancouver broke through for four runs against Matthew Shepherd in the 11th.
Catcher Rodney Daal grabbed two of the Em’s four hits. Since returning from Peoria, the 18-year-old from the Netherlands is 6-for-19 with a walk, though he is still looking for his first Northwest League extra-base hit.
AZL Padres 2,3 Indians 1, 7
Key Stats: RHP Lockett 2IP, 1H, 1K; RHP Weickel 2IP, 1K; Kimber 1IP, 1BB, 1K;
The rookie-league Padres got scoreless work from Walker Lockett, Walker Weickel and Corey Kimber in their first game, but couldn’t repeat their success in the nightcap.