MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: June 17

Sampson broke a long losing streak on Sunday

The Missions bats are finally starting to heat up and Dan Roberston just keeps producing in Tucson. Also Matt Clark, after a tough opening month is also hitting for the T-Padres. The TinCaps get swept and Eugene has a tough night in the field.

T-Padres 10 – Reno Aces 4

Key Statistics: SS Parrino 2-5 2B, 3B, RBI; CF Robertson 3-4, BB, RBI; 1B Clark 4-5, 2B; 3B Contreras 4-5, (2) 2B, HR(5), 4 RBIs; RF Roof 2-5, 2 RBIs; RHP Bay (w) 5.0 IP 7H 2R 1ER, BB, K.

RENOThe Tucson Padres scored five early runs on their way to a 10-4 win over Reno Sunday. The loss snapped a ten game losing streak for the T-Pads and also gave them their first win of the season against Reno in eight tries. Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the first inning and Cody Decker hit a sacrifice fly two batters later. With two on base and two outs, while still in the first inning, Anthony Contreras launched a three-run home run to right field to put the Padres ahead, 5-0. Contreras finished the day 4-for-5 with two doubles and his fifth home run of the season.

Tucson starter Bear Bay continued his string of success against Reno. Ten days after throwing six scoreless innings against the Aces, Bay allowed just one earned run in five innings of work Sunday. Bay picked up his first win in the Padres organization, but had to leave in the bottom of the sixth inning with a mild groin strain. The Padres turned a momentum-changing double play in the bottom of the seventh. With Tucson ahead by four, Reno loaded the bases and Taylor Harbin hit a line drive to third base. Anthony Contreras caught the liner and threw to first baseman Matt Clark before the runner Rusty Ryal could get back to the bag.

The Padres knocked 17 hits on Sunday, one shy of a season high for hits in a game. Robertson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Clark went 4-for-5 in the win. Andy Parrino hit a double and a triple Sunday, going 2-for-5 with an RBI on his third injury rehab assignment game.

Courtesy of Tim Hagerty, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Tucson Padres.

Missions 9 – Midland Rockhounds 6

Key Statistics: DH Anna 2-3, 2B, 2 BBs, RBI; 2B Galvez 2-5, RBI; C Solis 3-5, 2B, RBI; 1B Freiman 1-3, BB, RBI; 3B Rincon 2-5, RBI; LF Blackwood 4-5, 2B, 4 RBIs; RHP Sampson(w) 5.0 IP 4H 2R 2ER 3BB, 2Ks.

Maybe the Missions are starting to turn it around with their third win as they stopped Midland on the road. Blackwood had a season high four hits and Keyvius Sampson, who was 0-6 in his past seven starts, got the win. The Storm had the day off for the All-Star break. Bowling Green Hot Rods 9 – TinCaps 3

Key Statistics: 1B Orr 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; LF Na 1-3, 2B, BB; RHP Hebner(L) 4.0 IP 7H 6R 6ER BB 7Ks.

Bowling Green – For the first time this season the Fort Wayne TinCaps were swept, losing the finale of their three-game set at Bowling Green by the final of 9-3. The offense recorded five hits in the losing effort, putting across one run in the first and two in the ninth.

Fort Wayne (31-39) plated the game's first run in the top of the first inning. Bowling Green (38-32) starter Roberto Gomez (7-2) walked four of the first five batters, and the TinCaps scored as Yeison Asencio grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Following that first inning, though, Fort Wayne sent just three batters to the plate in each of the next six frames. The other two TinCaps runs scored on a Lee Orr two-run double in the ninth.

TinCaps starter Cody Hebner (6-3) was saddled with the loss, giving up six runs over four innings. He surrendered four runs in the third inning, and was yanked after giving up a two-run home run to Jake Hager in the fifth inning. Luis De La Cruz, James Needy, Johnny Barbato and Daniel Cropper each worked an inning in relief. Needy gave up one run, and Cropper was tagged for two on a two-run home run by Alejandro Segovia. Fort Wayne finishes the first half on a season-worst five-game losing streak.

The TinCaps have the next four days off for the Midwest League All-Star Break. Four members of the club will be headed to the All-Star Game, scheduled to be played Tuesday in Geneva, Illinois. Austin Hedges is scheduled to be the starting catcher for the Eastern Division, and he'll be joined by shortstop Jace Peterson, pitcher Frank Garces and pitcher Adys Portillo.

Courtesy of Mike Couzens, Media Director of the Fort Wayne TinCaps

Yakima Bears 7 – Eugene 2

Key Statistics: CF Richardson 2-3, 2 BBs; 3B Burke 2-4, HR(1),RBI; LF Lopez 2-4, 2B; RHP Hancock 5.0IP 3H 0R 0ER BB 3Ks; RHP Paz(BS)(L) 0.0 IP 1H 3R 2ER BB

Eugene dropped its first game of the season on Sunday but then again it's hard to win when you commit six errors, four of them by third baseman Chris Burke who also homered in the game. As noted by the Eugene Register Guard Burke was one short of the Northwest League record of five in a game.

On the positive side a good outing by Justin Hancock, the Padres ninth round pick out of Lincoln Trail Community College who is believed to have some serious upside.

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