Hedges continues his assault on PCL pitching

Catcher hits two more homers for six RBIs

Triple-A El Paso catcher Austin Hedges hit two, three-run homers Friday night to lead the Chihuahuas to a 9-2 victory over Reno in west Texas.

Hedges, 23, has gone 26-for-52 in a 13-game hitting streak with 10 home runs to push his homer total to 13 on the season while raising his batting average to .389.

Of course, he wasn't the only El Paso hitter having a big night as the Chihuahuas improved to 48-33 to move to 15 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history. Owners of the Pacific Coast League's best record, the Chihuahuas lead the Pacific Southern Division by 5 ½ games.

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe (.329) was 3-for-5 Friday night with a RBI and two runs scored. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.321) was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Center fielder Manuel Margot (.300) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Left fielder Jabari Blash (.262) was 2-for-5.

Starting right-hander Carlos Pimental (8-4, 6.00 earned run average) held Reno scoreless on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings.

Right-hander Leonel Campos (3.31 ERA) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. Right-hander Derek Eitel (2.63) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in an inning. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (3.19) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

AROUND THE FARM:

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (3-5, 25-53) - Tulsa 5, MISSIONS 3: RF Nick Schulz (.297) and 3B River Stevens (.265) were each 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. CF Franchy Cordero (.429) hit a two-run double in four at-bats. Starting RHP Seth Simmons (2.45) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (1.46) allowed
two hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Adam Cimber (2-2, 2.10) gave up four runs (one earned) on four hits in an inning to take the loss. RHP Jason Jester (1.61) struck out two in a perfect inning.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (4-5, 36-43) - Lancaster 5, STORM 1: CF Michael Gettys (.421) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Starting RHP Brett Kennedy (2-6, 4.66 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in four innings. LHP Brad Wieck (1.54) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. RHP Martires Arias (4.54) gave up a run on three walks and no hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Colby Blueberg (1.83) allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (6.28) allowed a hit with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (4-5, 40-39) - LAKE COUNTY 3, TinCaps 2: RF Alan Garcia (.250) was 2-for-3 with a double. 1B Brad Zunica (.248) had a two-run homer in four at-bats. Starting RHP Jacob Nix (3.88) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings. LHP Nathan Foriest (4.61) struck out five in three perfect innings. RHP Gerardo Reyes (3-2, 2.10) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning to blow the save and suffer the loss.

SHORT SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (10-5) - DUST DEVILS 3, Everett 2: 2B Nate Easley (.306) was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. LF Josh Magee (.205) was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, two RBIs and a run scored. SS Jose Savinon (.355) was 1-for-3 with a run scored. 1B Chris Mattison (.219) was 1-for-2 with a walk and a RBI. Starting RHP Braxton Lorenzini (1-1, 7.15 ERA) allowed two runs on a hit and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings. LHP Joey Lucchesi (2.57) pitched a perfect sixth. RHP Jesse Scholtens (1.23) allowed two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP David Bednar (0.00) allowed a hit with a strikeout in an inning for his first save.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (6-3) - The Arizona Padres were off Friday.

DSL PADRES (10-13) - BLUE JAYS 7, Padres 5: RF Jaffe Garcia (.227) was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. 1B Felix Suarez (.238) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Starting LHP Cristian Machuca (0-3, 5.09 ERA) allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. RHP Jose Hernandez (2.08) allowed two unearned runs on two
hits and three walks with a strikeout in three innings.