The T-Padres ran into a buzzsaw as Trevor Bauer struck out a career-high 11 in seven shutout innings, leading Reno to a 4-0 victory over the Tucson Padres. Bauer combined with Takashi Saito and Mike DeMark on a five-hit shutout. It was the fourth time the Padres have been held without a run in 2012.
Reno scored once in the second inning on a surprise RBI bunt single by Jake Elmore with two outs. The Aces added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings on a sacrifice fly by Elmore, an RBI single by Taylor Harbin and a wild pitch by Tucson reliever Eddie Kunz. The Padres had just one extra base hit in the game, a double by Anthony Contreras in the sixth inning.
Tucson starter Kip Wells walked seven in 5.1 innings and suffered his second loss with Tucson. In his first four starts with Tucson, Wells had never walked more than two hitters in an outing. Eddie Kunz and Josh Spence threw a scoreless outing each for Tucson.
Micah Owings, who signed with the Padres as a pitcher during the off-season but went on the disabled list after six relief appearances in April, started as a first baseman for Tucson and collected one hit in two at-bats. We'll track down more on what this means for his future this week.
Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres with contributions from David Jay.
Frisco 5 Missions 2
Check out John's on-site recap for details on another Missions loss.
Lake Elsinore Storm 11 Visalia 1
Key Stats: CF Noel 3-5, 3R, SB (41; DH Williams 3-4, 3B, HR(2), 7RBI, SB; RHP Roach 5IP, 6H, 1ER, 2K, 1BB
Everett Williams led the way for the Storm going 3-for-4 and coming up just a double shy of the cycle. The 21-year-old former second rounder from Texas picked up seven RBI in the game to tie Rymer Liriano for a team lead of 35 RBI. Williams hit a bases-clearing triple in the fourth and a two-run opposite field homer in the sixth.
Donn Roach, 22, picked up yet another win to advance his record to 10-1. The righty went five innings allowing six hits but held the Rawhide to only one run in part because he induced three double plays among the nine groundouts he got. Mark Pope and newly-promoted Chris Wilkes combined to allow no runs and five strikeouts in four innings of play.
Courtesy of Eric Theiss, Assistant Director Media Relations of the Storm with contributions from David Jay.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 5 West Michigan 0
Key Stats: 3B Whitmore 2-5, 2B, RBI, R; RF Asencio 1-4, 2B; RHP Rea 6IP, 4H 0R, 4K, 0BB
Colin Rea's six shutout innings directed the Fort Wayne TinCaps to a 5-0 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps to snap a four-game losing streak. Making his sixth start, the 21-year-old righty dazzled, scattering four hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four. As a starting pitcher this year, Rea is now 1-0 with a 1.53 ERA despite a 16:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29.1 innings. The TinCaps took advantage of their opportunities at the plate throughout the game as only two of their runs scored on a base hit. Travis Whitmore and Casey McElroy each had RBI singles, but their other runs came on a fielder's choice, Donavan Tate getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and a Duanel Jones sacrifice fly .
Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps with contributions from David Jay.