Key Statistics: 2B Parrino 4-5, 2B, 2 RBIs; 1B Clark 2-4, HR(22), 6 RBIs; SS Weems 3-4 HR(4), RBI; RHP Palmer 7.1IP 3H R ER 2BBs 2Ks; LHP Spence (BS) 0.0IP 3H 4R 4ER BB; RHP Mikolas (BS)(W) 1.0 IP 1H R ER.
ROUND ROCK Matt Clark's tenth inning grand slam put the Tucson Padres ahead for good in a seesaw victory, 10-6, over the Round Rock Express on Saturday at the Dell Diamond.
The Padres struck first in the top of the second when Andy Parrino hit a RBI double to left field with two outs. Tucson had a chance for another run earlier in the inning, but Vince Belnome was called out at home plate trying to score on a Rocky Gale single. Beamer Weems added to the Padres lead with a solo shot in the fourth. Parrino struck again in the seventh with an RBI single to make the score 3-0. Parrino finished the game with four hits.
The Express began their comeback in the bottom of the eighth. Luis Hernandez's three-run home run to left center field tied the game 3-3. Three batters later Round Rock took the lead n a fielder's choice by Joey Butler. The Express scored once more in the inning to increase their lead to 5-3.
Blake Tekotte's RBI single brought the Padres within one in the top of the ninth, before Matt Clark singled home two runs to put Tucson ahead, 6-5. Padres' reliever Miles Mikolas came in to close out the ninth, but a double and a sacrifice fly forced the game into extra innings. With two outs and the bases full in the top of the tenth, Clark hit the grand slam just out of the reach of a leaping Butler into the right field stands. The grand slam was the first ever by a Tucson Padres player in extra innings.
Matt Palmer threw seven innings, allowing one run and three hits all coming off the bat of former Tucson catcher Luis Martinez. Express starting pitcher Martin Perez went five innings allowing four hits, four walks, and two runs both earned. Mikolas picked up the win, his second of the season.
Saturday's win improves the Padres' record to 2-3 in extra inning contests. Tucson split the series with Round Rock going 2-2 in the four game series.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.
Frisco RoughRiders 4 - Missions 1
Key Statistics: 1B Freiman 2-4, RBI; C Rodriguez 2-3; RHP Sampson (L) 2.1IP 5H 4R 4ER 4K; RHP Lara 2.2 IP 4H 2BBs 3Ks.
San Antonio – The Frisco RoughRiders topped the Missions 4-1 in the second game of their four-game series Saturday night at Wolff Stadium.
Missions starter Keyvius Sampson gave up an infield single and walked two to load the bases in the second inning and surrendered another walk to force in a Frisco run.
The RoughRiders added to their 1-0 lead the following inning, scoring three more times and that proved to be more than enough for Frisco starter Barret Loux. The Texas A&M alum allowed just one run on seven hits in his six innings while walking none and striking out two to earn his fifth win of the season against San Antonio.
Courtesy of Jim White, Media Director of the San Antonio Missions
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3 - Storm 2
Key Statistics: DH Williams 2-3; C O'Dowd 2-4, 2B; LF Tate 0-2, 2Bs; 2B Spangenberg 1-4, BB; 3B McElroy 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; RHP Stauffer 1.0 IP 3H 2R 2ER BB K; RHP Andriese (L) 7.0 IP 2H R ER 2BBs 4Ks.
Matt Andriese put together a solid start after taking over from a re-habbing Tim Stauffer but the Storm offense, with the exception of Casey McElroy's two-run double in the sixth couldn't muster much offense.
Donavan Tate has three extra-base hits in 127 plate appearances but he also has a .427 on-base percentage after hitting .207/.294/.254 in Fort Wayne. Its a better hitting environment in Lake Elsinore but someone needs to explain this to us.
TinCaps 2 - Bowling Green Hot Rods 0 (game suspended in the second inning)
Key Statistics: SS Peterson 1-1; 1B Orr 1-1; RHP Wisler 1.2IP 3H K.
FORT WAYNE-- The series opener between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and Bowling Green Hot Rods was suspended Saturday night due to rain. The TinCaps led 2-0 in the top of the second inning when play was suspended.
After a scoreless top of the first, Fort Wayne got on the board in the bottom of the first, with Jace Peterson leading off with a single. He moved to second base on a balk, and Tyler Stubblefield followed with a walk. Mike Gallic hit a sharp ground ball to third baseman Tyler Goeddel, who bobbled the ball, leaving runners safe at every base. Yeison Asencio then grounded into a double play, with Peterson scoring from third. Lee Orr followed with a single to score Gallic.
Before play was suspended in the top of the second, TinCaps starter Mat t Wisler surrendered back-to-back singles to Cameron Seitzer and Jeff Malm. Josh Sale then reached on a fielder's choice, with Seitzer retired at third base. Kes Carter followed with a fly out to left field, and Tyler Goeddel had a 1-2 count on him when play was suspended.
Action will resume Sunday at 3:05 p.m., with Saturday's suspended game to be completed in full. Following the completion of that game, a seven-inning ballgame will follow. James Needy will take the mound to complete the suspended game, and Cody Hebner is the scheduled starter in Sunday's second game.
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps
Vancouver Canadiens 8 - Emeralds 5
Key Statistics: 2B Tissenbaum 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; C Phillips 1-4, HR(2), 3 RBIs; CF Richardson 0-2, 2 BBs; 1B Kallunki 0-1, 2BBs; DH Roof 1-3, BB; RHP Wilkes (L) 1.0 IP H 2R 2ER 3BBs.
The Emeralds were down 7-0 before rallying for three runs in the fifth and one each in the sixth and eighth on a rare night where the pitching struggled for Eugene.
AZL Padres 23 - AZL Royals 7
Key Statistics: SS Goree 4-5, 3B,BB, 3 RBIs; RF-CF Moreno 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; 1B Tejada 2-4, 2BBs, RBI; 3B Quintana 3-5, 2B, 3RBIs; C Del Castillo 2-3, 2 RBIs; 2B Brito 3-7, #B 4 RBIs; RHP Casey Kelly 4.0 IP 2H 0R 0ER 2Ks; RHP Guerrero(W) 3.0 IP 3Ks.
The AZL Royals starter Hunter Haynes threw an inning and two-thirds and gave up ten runs but only two of them were earned as the AZL Padres took advantage of seven errors despite making five of their own.
Casey Kelly had his second consecutive and longest outing in his third start with the AZL Padres.