Hedges, Blash lead Triple-A El Paso to another win

Reyes, Urias homer for High Class A Lake Elsinore

Hedges, Blash lead Triple-A El Paso to another win

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

Catcher Austin Hedges was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored Wednesday night as Triple-A El Paso scored a 6-4 win in Albuquerque to move 16 games above .500 (51-35) for the first time in franchise history. Hedges raised his batting average to .389.

Left fielder Jabari Blash (.265) had two doubles and two RBIs in four at-bats for the Chihuahuas, who lead the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern Division by 5 1/2 games.

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe (.334) was 2-for-4 with his 27th double, a RBI and a run scored. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje (.319) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Shortstop Alexi Amarista (.333) was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a run scored.

Right-handed starter Carlos Pimental (9-4, 5.94 ERA) allowed three runs on 11 hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings to get the win.

Left-hander Keith Hessler (4.50 ERA) struck out one in a perfect two-thirds of an inning. Left-hander Daniel Moskos (3.03) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning. Right-hander Michael Dimock gave up an unearned run on no hits and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings.

Second baseman Luis Urias opened high Class A Lake Elsinore's game at Stockton with a homer and right fielder Franmil Reyes added a two-run homer as the Storm (7-7, 39-45) scored a 7-1 win.

Reyes (.248) was 3-for-5 with his eighth homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Urias (.324) was 2-for-3 with his fourth homer and scored two runs. Left fielder Daniel Bravo (.278) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored.

Starting right-hander Brett Kennedy (4.29) allowed a hit over four scoreless innings with three walks and four strikeouts. Right-hander Trey Wingenter (1-0, 3.71) allowed three hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

Left-hander Trevor Seidenberger (6.02) allowed a hit and issued two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Right-hander Colby Blueberg (1.96) allowed a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings. Right-hander Phil Maton (0.68) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth.

AROUND THE FARM:

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (4-9, 26-57) -- TULSA 6, MISSIONS 5: 1B Gabriel Quintana (.246) hit his ninth homer in four at-bats for three RBIs. SS Jose Rondon (.281) was 2-for-5 with a run scored. PH Luis Tejada (.263) had a RBI double. Starting RHP Seth Simmons (2.93) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. LHP Brad Wieck (0.00) struck out all four hitters he faced. RHP Tayron Guerrero (0-1, 5.51) gave up three runs on two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning to take the loss. LHP Jose Torres (1.35) retired the only two hitters he faced.

LOW CLASS A FORT WAYNE (6-8, 42-42) -- SOUTH BEND 12, TIN CAPS 2: 3B Carlos Belen (.227) had a triple in four at-bats for two RBIs. CF Tyler Moore (.208) was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Starting RHP Jake Nix (1-4, 4.37 ERA) allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with a strikeout in four innings. RHP J.C. Cosme (3.21) gave up four runs on five hits with a strikeout in an inning. RHP Nick Monroe (5.82) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three innings.

SHORT SEASON CLASS A TRI-CITY (12-8) -- HILLSBORO 9, DUST DEVILS 1: 2B Nate Easley (.308) was 2-for-4. DH Luis Asuncion (.281) was 1-for-2 with two walks. Starting LHP Joey Lucchesi (0-1, 4.00 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts in two innings. RHP Braxton Lorenzini (10.80) allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Jesse Scholtens (0.96) gave up two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Dalton Erb (1.00) allowed a hit and a walk in two scoreless innings.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (8-5) -- The Padres were off Wednesday.

DSL PADRES (10-17) -- DIAMONDBACKS 14, PADRES 3: 1B Felix Suarez (.241) was 2-for-4 with a walk, a steal and a run scored. SS Kelvin Melean (.200) was 1-for-3 with two walks and a RBI. DH Carlos Taveras (.333) was 1-for-3 with a RBI, a walk and a steal. Starting LHP Omar Fernandez (0.75 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. RHP Evan Powell (0-2, 29.45) gave up two runs on a hit and three walks in an inning. RHP Jose Hernandez (4.91) allowed five runs on five hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.