Hedges, Reyes, Pena win league honors

Homer streaks end, Triple-A El Paso's run continues

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

Triple-A catcher Austin Hedges and Class A outfielders Franmil Reyes and Jhonatan Pena were all named Players of the Week in their respective leagues Monday.

However, the franchise-record home run streak for both Hedges and Pena ended Monday night, although each had a multihit game.

Hedges, 23, was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. Reyes, 20, was the Player of the Week in the Class A Advanced California League. Pena, 22, was the Player of the Week in the Class A Midwest League.

Hedges set an El Paso franchise record by homering in five straight games he played. He also led all of professional baseball last week in RBIs (14), slugging percentage (1.400) and OPS (1.983) while tying for the lead in home runs (five). He was 11-for-20 over the week.

Reyes was 8-for-20 for high Class A Lake Elsinore last week, with two homers, two doubles, five runs scored and seven RBIs in four games. He hit .400 with a .429 on-base percentage and a .800 slugging percentage for a 1.229 OPS.

Pena, who homered in four straight games, joined catcher Austin Allen as the second TinCap to be named the Midwest League Player of the Week this season.

Hedges (.372) didn't homer Monday night as that streak ended, but he went 3-for-6 with a double, a RBI and three runs scored as El Paso improved to 46-32 with a 13-3 win at Reno. Hedges has hit in 10 straight games, going 19-for-38 with seven homers, 17 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

The Chihuahuas had 21 hits Monday night and got homers from Hunter Renfroe (No. 18), Jabari Blash (his eighth) and Hector Sanchez (his third in nine at-bats at El Paso).

Renfroe (.324) was 4-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs scored. The right fielder leads the PCL in homers and is second in RBIs (67).

Sanchez (.444) had a double and a homer in five at-bats for two RBIs and two runs scored, and he started at first base Monday. Blash (.253) was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored while playing right, while Renfroe started in center.

Left fielder Jason Hagerty (.299) was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Shortstop Diego Goris (.365) was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Casey McElroy (.309) was 2-for-6 with a RBI.

Starting right-hander Bryan Rodriguez (4-1, 4.28 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings to get the win.

Right-hander Leonel Campos (3.41 ERA) issued a walk with two strikeouts in an otherwise perfect inning. Right-hander Johnny Hellweg allowed a run on a hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Right-hander Michael Dimock (4.15) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

AROUND THE FARM:

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (2-4, 24-52) -- The Missions were off Monday.

HIGH CLASS A LAKE ELSINORE (3-2, 35-40) -- Inland Empire 10, STORM 1: 2B Luis Urias (.324) was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Starting RHP Chris Huffman (6-3, 2.79 ERA) allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits with a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (6.38) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings. LHP Brandon Alger (4.15, one strikeout) and RHP Phil Maton (0.96, two strikeouts) each pitched a perfect inning.

LOW CLASS A FORT WAYNE (3-2, 39-36) -- Dayton 5, TIN CAPS 0: Pena (.230) was 2-for-3. Starting RHP Jean Cosme (7-4, 2.80 ERA) allowed a run on six hits with a strikeout over five innings. LHP Nathan Foriest (5.91) allowed a run on a hit and two walks with four strikeouts in two innings. RHP Phil Monroe (5.71) allowed three runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in two innings.

SHORT-SEASON CLASS A TRI-CITY (6-5) -- Dust Devils 7, SALEM-KEIZER 2: SS Jose Savinon (.364) was 2-for-6 with a triple and a run scored. DH Kyle Overstreet (.250) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. 1B Carlos Sosa (.278) was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Starting RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (1-0, 1.20 ERA) allowed a run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. RHP Dalton Erb (1.80) allowed a run on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Aaron Cressley (3.38) pitched a perfect eighth. RHP David Bednar (0.00) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (5-1) -- PADRES 4, White Sox 3: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (.364) was 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. 2B Ariel Ortega (.313) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Starting RHP Starlin Cordero (6.35 ERA) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three innings. RHP Lake Bachar (1-0, 3.60) allowed a run on two hits with five strikeouts in three innings. LHP Benjamin Scheckler (0.00) allowed three hits and a walk in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. RHP Wilmer Torres (0.00) allowed a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings to get his second save.

DSL PADRES (9-10) -- ORIOLES 1, Padres 0: Starting RHP Angel Acevedo (1.98 ERA) allowed three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five scoreless innings. RHP Adonis Santana (1-2, 3.52) allowed a run on a hit and two walks with three strikeouts in two innings to suffer the loss.