Lockett, Gettys lead Fort Wayne to win

McElroy has 3 hits, pitches for El Paso

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Right-handed starter Walker Lockett and three relievers combined on a five-hitter Tuesday as Class A Fort Wayne scored a 4-2 win at Clinton, Iowa.

Lockett, 21, the Padres' fourth-round pick in 2012, pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win. He allowed two hits and two walks with two strikeouts to improve to 1-2 and lower his ERA to 3.62.

Left-hander Will Headean (3.38 ERA) followed Lockett and allowed a hit and two walks with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. Left-hander Jerry Keel (3.48) gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in an inning. Right-hander Emmanuel Ramirez (6.00) was credited with his first save, issuing two walks with a strikeout in a hitless ninth.

Center fielder Michael Gettys, 20, the Padres' second-round pick in 2014, hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot. Gettys, who was 1-for-4, is hitting .253.

Around the farm

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (10-14): Las Vegas 15, CHIHUAHUAS 6. 3B Casey McElroy (.379) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and got an out as a pitcher. SS-LF Diego Goris (.333) was 2-for-4 with his first homer of the year and two RBIs. Starting RHP Greg Reynolds (1-3, 7.30 ERA) gave up six runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings. RHP Derek Eitel (2.19) allowed a run on a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings. LHP Daniel Moskos (3.48) allowed four unearned runs on four hits and a walk with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Tayron Guerrero (4.32) gave up four runs on four hits, including two homers, in two-thirds of an inning.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (9-16): Frisco 3, MISSIONS 0. RHP Fabio Castillo (2-4, 4.29 ERA) allowed one run on two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. RHP Kyle Lloyd (3.14) allowed two hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Jason Jester (5.68) allowed two runs on two hits in an inning. CF Auston Bousfield (.218) was 2-for-4 with a triple.

CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (11-14): MODESTO 3, Storm 0. Starting RHP Michael Kelly (0-3, 7.66 ERA) allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings. LHP Kyle McGrath had four strikeouts in two perfect innings to keep his ERA at 0.00. RHP Trey Wingenter (0.00) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning. CF Franchy Cordero (.232) and 2B Luis Urias (.282) had singles in four at-bats for the only two Storm hits.