Minors: Padres’ 2022 draft class powers Storm sweep; El Paso wins eighth straight

September 11, 2022

The Padres’ 2022 draft class is displaying fairly effectively at low Single-A Lake Elsinore.

Three draftees – Jakob Marsee, Nathan Martorella and Griffin Doersching – homered within the resumption of a suspended recreation on Saturday because the playoff-bound Storm went on to comb a doubleheader at Rancho Cucamonga.

Lake Elsinore stormed from behind for a 15-12 win in 10 innings in Sport 1 and pitched itself to a 2-1 win in seven innings in Sport 2.

Marsee (.924 OPS) went 1-for-3 with two steals within the nightcap after going 2-for-5 together with his second homer, two RBIs, one stroll, 4 runs scored and two steals.

Marsee, a sixth-round select of Central Michigan, is hitting .270/.432/.492 with 11 steals and extra walks (15) than strikeouts (14).

Doersching (.888 OPS), an eighth-rounder out of Oklahoma State, drove in three runs on two hits, together with his eighth homer and Martorella (.874 OPS), a fifth-rounder out of Cal, went hit his second homer, drove in two runs and walked 3 times in Sport 1.

Proper fielder Samuel Zavala (.879 OPS) went 3-for-6 together with his seventh homer and two RBIs in Sport 1 and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sport 2.

Nerwilian Cedeno (.761 OPS) got here off the bench to drove in two runs within the 10th inning.

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Catcher Juan Zabala (.792 OPS) went 1-for-2 with a stroll and run scored in Sport 2.

Left-hander Ben Miller (3-4, 3.58 ERA) earned the win in Sport 2 with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings in aid after left-hander Fernando Sanchez (4.05) struck out seven over 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball within the begin.

Proper-hander Manuel Castro (9.66) saved his second recreation with 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Lake Elsinore is 76-55.

Saturday’s scoreboard


  • Chihuahuas 10, Albuquerque 9: SS C.J. Hinojosa (.820 OPS) hit his 13th and 14th homers and drove in 4 runs. DH Michael Cantu (.474 OPS) and 2B Kervin Pichardo (.769 OPS) each doubled in two runs. CF Thomas Milone (.730 OPS) went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. RHP Matt Waldron (7.31) struck out 5 however allowed 4 runs – three earned – in 5 innings within the begin. RHP Angel Felipe (5.93) saved his first Triple-A recreation regardless of permitting two runs in 1 1/3 innings. El Paso has received a season-high eight straight video games.


  • Springfield 8, Missions 6: LHP Jackson Wolf (0-1, 9.00) struck out 5 however allowed six runs – 5 earned – on 4 hits and three walks in 5 innings in his Double-A debut. LHP Noel Vela (6.62) struck out two over two scoreless innings. DH Yorman Rodriguez (.752 OPS) drove in 4 runs on two hits, together with his 14th homer. CF Joshua Mears (.750 OPS) went 3-for-3 with a stroll and a run scored.
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  • Lake County 3, TinCaps 2: RHP Garrett Hawkins (0-3, 8.80) struck out 4 and allowed three runs on 5 hits in six innings within the loss. C Brandon Valenzuela (.682 OPS) hit his 10th homer and RF Agustin Ruiz (.733 OPS) went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer.

Playoff speak

The primary-half champions within the South Division of the California League, Lake Elsinore ends the common season on Sunday at Rancho Cucamonga earlier than taking part in Sport 1 of the division collection at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Inland Empire. One of the best-of-three collection will conclude at Lake Elsinore with Sport 3 on Thursday (TBA) and Sport 3 on Friday if needed.

Double-A San Antonio received its first-half division title and can play via Sept. 18 earlier than starting the Texas League playoffs on Sept. 20.

Triple-A El Paso’s common season runs via Sept. 28. The Chihuahuas have received eight in a row to maneuver one recreation forward of the Dodgers’ affiliate at Oklahoma Metropolis within the Pacific Coast League East Division.

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Excessive Single-A Fort Wayne will finish its season Sunday at Lake County.


The Padres’ fall educational league, sometimes attended by the most recent draftees, youthful prospects within the system and rehabbers, will start Thursday in Peoria, Ariz.


(By Friday; min. 200 plate appearances, 50 innings pitched; solely gamers nonetheless in group)

  • Batting common: .350 – SS Jackson Merrill (R, A)
  • On-base proportion: .427 – 2B Alain Camou (R)
  • Slugging proportion: .541 – OF Luis Liberato (AAA)
  • Homers: 23 – 3B Marcos Castanon (A)
  • RBIs: 85 – 3B Marcos Castanon (A)
  • Steals: 40 – OF Justin Farmer (A)
  • Wins: 8 – LHP Tom Cosgrove (AA/AAA), RHP Victor Lizarraga (A)
  • ERA: 2.29 – RHP Alan Mundo (A / A+)
  • WHIP: 1.03 – Cosgrove
  • Saves: 11 – RHP Angel Felipe (AA / AAA)
  • Strikeouts: 134 – LHP Jackson Wolf (A+)
  • SO/W: 6.18 – RHP Thomas Eshelman (AA / AAA)