LeBlanc throws doughnuts; Macias goes yard
Wade LeBlanc
Wade LeBlanc
MadFriars.com
Posted Apr 26, 2007


Two teams had the day off and the other two secured wins. Drew Macias launched a bomb and has been on base a lot lately for the San Antonio Missions. Wade Leblanc put up doughnuts over seven and got backing from his offense in a Lake Elsinore Storm win.

Portland had a scheduled day off

San Antonio won 8-5 over Frisco (Rangers)

Drew Macias extended his hitting streak to five games with a three-run moonshot in the second inning, taking a first pitch fastball after a four-pitch walk to the previous hitter and sending it over the right field wall. He also drew two walks and scored twice. Macias has been on base 13 times over his five-game hitting streak with six hits and seven walks. He has upped his on base percentage from .250 to .368 in the process.

Roger Deago picked up his first win of the year, tossing two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. The lefty has allowed three hits in 18 at bats with runners on base this year and right-handed batter are hitting .207 off him. He has allowed just one run over 7.1 innings at home and five runs in five innings on the road.

Neil Jamison picked up his seventh save in eight chances, tossing a perfect ninth. The right-hander has given up just four hits in 21 at bats with the bases empty but the opposition is hitting .333 off him with runners on base. Five of the 10 hits he has surrendered have gone for extra bases. Jamison has given up runs in four of his ten appearances.

Lake Elsinore won 5-1 over Modesto (Rockies)

Wade LeBlanc spun a masterful seven scoreless innings to get his first win in the California League. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six. The left-hander has a scoreless streak of 12 innings, striking out 12 over that span. The leadoff man has reached base 13 times in the 21 innings he has started - a .619 on base percentage. He has limited the opposition to a .190 average with runners in scoring position

Ray Chang put the game out of reach with a two-run shot with two outs in the eighth, his first homer of the year. It was his only hit of the game. After going 2-for-4 in his first game, Chang had gone hitless over his next six contests. He last homered on August 2 last year while with Fort Wayne and collected four over three leagues a year ago. The infielder is 2-for-14 off righties and 2-for-4 off lefties.

Craig Cooper went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to extend his hitting streak to five games. The first baseman is 9-for-18 over that stretch with three runs scored and three RBIs. His average has rose from .195 to .288 over that span. Cooper improved his average to .357 in day games. He has whiffed four times in his last eight games after striking out 12 times in his first nine games.

Fort Wayne had a scheduled day off

Yesterday, we reported that the Wizards had taken a no-hitter into the sixth twice this year. That was incorrect. They have taken a no-hitter into the sixth on three occasions. Nathan Culp on April 9, Andy Underwood on April 17, and Drew Miller yesterday, all accomplished the feat.



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