MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 10

Jeremy Baltz collected another multi-hit game

Walker Weickel made his debut for Fort Wayne and proceeded to collect his first loss of 2013. The Storm ended their first roadtrip of the year with another loss to Lancaster. Tucson was snowed out and San Antonio had the day off.

Tucson Padres have been snowed out today

For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star

Missions had the day off.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions home opener please see the San Antonio Express-News

Lake Elsinore Storm 5 – Lancaster Jethawks 7

Key Statistics RF Yeison Asencio 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI; DH Robert Kral 3-4, HR (2), 2 RS; 1B Lee Orr 3-4, HR (2), RBI.

Prospect Watch: No Top 30 prospects took the mound for the Storm… Austin Hedges had a rough eighth inning. After a one out double, a passed ball by Hedges allowed the runner to get to third. After a walk the runner from first tried to steal second, and had Hedges throw the ball into center field. The runner from third scored Luckily Matt Lollis was able to escape the inning without any further damage… While the Storm had three home runs they only had four opportunities with runners in scoring position… SS Jace Peterson has started the year 4-26 with 1 SB in 6 games.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network

. Fort Wayne TinCaps 7 – Western Michigan White Caps 9

Key Statistics RHP Walker Weickel 3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K; LF Jeremy Baltz 2-5, 2B, 2 RS, RBI; RF Corey Adamson 2-4, 2 RS, RBI, SB (2).

Prospect Watch: Weickel, sounds like Michael, made his full season debut today. He looked great over the first three innings, but then became a completely different pitcher in the fourth. The turning point might have been a play that never happened. With two outs and a runner at first in the third, Devon Travis bunted back to Weickel. Unfortunately he air mailed first base. Luckily Adamson made a good play at the plate to throw the runner out. However, none of this was in the boxscore as the home plate umpire ruled the batter out for running outside the base path. Either way Weickel came out in the fourth and was a completely different pitcher. He was lobbing pitches down the middle, and then overcompensated and hit a batter. Not a bad overall first start, just curious how he suddenly lost the feel for the ball… Mallex Smith is trying to put himself on the prospect chart. The center fielder, who is arguably the fastest runner in the system, has finished the first week 7-20 with seven runs scored and more walks (4) thank strikeouts (3).

For further reading on the TinCaps' please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

. For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards

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