El Paso's Renfroe leads system hit parade

Perez hits 2 HRs for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore

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

Hunter Renfroe continued his assault on Pacific Coast League pitchers Monday night with two doubles and his 26th home run in El Paso's 10-7 loss at Las Vegas.

But the right fielder was not the only hitter in the Padres Minor League system Monday.

A total of eight homers were hit, including two by Otay Ranch High grad Fernando Perez with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Left fielder Edwin Moreno and third baseman Ty France also homered for the Storm.

Center fielder Franchy Cordero had four hits including his fifth homer for Double-A San Antonio, where right fielder Nick Schulz and catcher Rocky Gale each had a homer during a three-hit game.

There was more movement in the Padres system Monday.

Most notably, right-handed pitcher Luis Castillo came off the San Antonio roster as the Padres returned him to Miami in the Colin Rea trade.

Most of the day's moves involved low Single-A Fort Wayne and short-season Single-A Tri-City.

Right-handed relievers Braxton Lorenzini, Jesse Scholtens and Will Stillman were transferred from Tri-City to Fort Wayne. Left-handers Thomas Dorminy and Jose Castillo and right-hander Corey Kimber went from Fort Wayne to Tri-City.

Around the farm

El Paso (62-48) - LAS VEGAS 10, Chihuahuas 7: Renfroe (.323) was 3-for-5 with three runs scored as he raised his season totals to 30 doubles and 26 homers. 2B Carlos Asuaje (.330) was 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. LF Nick Torres (.350) was 2-for-4 with an RBI. C Miguel Del Castillo (.241) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Starting RHP Daniel McCutchen (6.35 earned run average) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in four innings. RHP Michael Dimock (4.05) allowed a run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in an inning. LHP Keith Hessler (3.21) allowed a hit and a walk in two-thirds of a scoreless inning. RHP Derek Eitel (3.06) issued a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 otherwise perfect innings. RHP Jason Jester (0-1, 18.00) blew the save and suffered the loss, giving up four runs on five hits with a strikeout in an inning.

San Antonio (19-19, 41-67) - CORPUS CHRISTI 7, Missions 4: Cordero (.316) was 4-for-4 with his fifth homer. Schulz (.290) was 3-for-4 with a double and his eighth homer. Gale (.220) was 3-for-4 with his second homer. Starting LHP Tim Berry (0-3, 6.53 ERA) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings. RHP Adam Cimber (2.38) allowed a run on three hits in two innings. LHP Kyle McGrath (1.47) gave up a homer in an inning.

Lake Elsinore (21-17, 53-55) - LANCASTER 7, Storm 6: DH Perez (.247) was 3-for-4 with three RBIs on his fifth and sixth homers. Moreno (.266) was 3-for-5 with a triple and his 13th homer with two runs scored. France (.340) hit his fifth homer. Starting RHP Brett Kennedy (3.39) allowed three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six scoreless innings. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (6.04) allowed three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning. RHP Gerardo Reyes (0-2, 6.55) allowed three runs on a hit and three walks in one-third of an inning. RHP Colby Blueberg (3.00) allowed a run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

Fort Wayne (15-22, 51-56) - Lansing 10, TIN CAPS 9: 1B Brad Zunica (.265) was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. CF Tyler Moore (.244) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. C Austin Allen (.312) was 1-for-3 with a walk, a RBI and a run scored. LF Tyler Selesky (.448) was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. SS Ruddy Giron (.221) was 1-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Starting RHP Austin Smith (3-6, 5.04 ERA) allowed nine runs on 10 hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Lorenzini allowed a run on two hits with three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings in his debut with the TinCaps. RHP Louis Distacio (4.82) allowed a hit with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings.