Basabe puts Rawhide on brink of Cal title

D-backs infield prospect collects three RBIs in Game 3 win

Luis Alejandro Basabe is 5-for-12 (.417) with two extra-base hits in the California League Finals. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 14, 2019 1:57 AM ET

D-backs prospect Luis Alejandro Basabe drove in three runs to push Visalia past Lake Elsinore, 4-2, in Game 3 of the best-of-5 California League Championship Series.

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Yanqui, Bartlett propel Rawhide in Game 2

D-backs prospects help even Cal League Championship Series

Yoel Yanqui put up a .272/.358/.442 slash line with six homers, 40 RBIs and 17 steals during the regular season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | September 12, 2019 1:47 AM ET

D-backs prospect Cole Bartlett tossed three innings of scoreless relief as Visalia edged Lake Elsinore, 2-1, to square the best-of-5 California League Finals at one win apiece.

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Ornelas leads Storm in Cal Finals opener

No. 12 Padres prospect reaches base four times in Game 1

Tirso Ornelas has hit 368 with a .961 OPS in the California League playoffs this season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 11, 2019 1:02 AM ET

San Diego Padres No. 12 prospect Tirso Ornelas reached base four times, scored a run and drove in one as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore topped Visalia, 5-2, in Game 1 of the Cal League Finals.

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Martinez, Storm surge to Cal League Finals

Padres prospect hurls five shutout innings, offense pulls away

Lake Elsinore is three wins away from its first California League championship in eight years. (Lake Elsinore Storm)

By Jordan Wolf | September 8, 2019 1:55 AM ET

Adrian Martinez tossed five scoreless innings and Tucupita Marcano had three hits and three RBIs as Lake Elsinore beat Rancho Cucamonga, 11-2, to advance to the California League Finals.

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Perdomo, Rawhide cap Cal League sweep

D-backs No. 7 prospect drives in four runs, hits .462 in series

Geraldo Perdomo went 6-for-13 (.462) with four RBIs and three runs scored in the three-game series. (Lewis Duran/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 7, 2019 2:14 AM ET

D-backs No. 7 prospect Geraldo Perdomo drove in four runs as Visalia closed out a three-game sweep of San Jose with a 13-6 win in the California League semifinals.

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Ornelas rallies Storm in extra-inning thriller

Padres No. 12 prospect delivers California League comeback

Tirso Ornelas rapped out five triples during the regular season, third-most for Lake Elsinore. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | September 6, 2019 3:16 AM ET

San Diego Padres prospect Tirso Ornelas plated the winning run as the Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm beat the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 7-6, in 10 innings in Game 2 of the California League semifinals.

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Vernia flirts with perfection for Rawhide

D-backs prospect retires first 18 batters in playoff opener

Justin Vernia has given up three runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts, dating to the regular season. (Shelly Valenzuela/San Jose Giants)

By Katie Woo | September 5, 2019 2:48 AM ET

D-backs prospect Justin Vernia carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday as Visalia shut down San Jose, 3-1, in Game 1 of the California League North Division finals.

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Lake Elsinore storms back for magical win

Cal League club erased 10-run deficit with two outs in the ninth

Jeisson Rosario walked in a run and scored during an improbable ninth-inning rally at The Hangar. (Lewis Duran/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | August 30, 2019 10:41 AM ET

Lake Elsinore was behind by 10 runs to Lancaster and down to its last out. The ending that followed was magical and improbable -- almost impossible -- and made Minor League Baseball history.

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Rodriguez drives Cal League pitchers Nuts

Third-ranked Mariners prospect goes 5-for-5, plates four runs

Julio Rodriguez raised his batting average to .587 over his first 12 California League games. (Luis Pardo/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | August 29, 2019 1:49 AM ET

Seattle Mariners No. 3 prospect Julio Rodriguez turned in the first five-hit effort of his career while plating four runs and scoring twice as Class A Advanced Modesto rolled past Stockton, 10-2.

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Cal notes: Weiss no stranger to adversity

D-backs righty leans on family, friends, faith after losing parents

Ryan Weiss joined Visalia on Aug. 5 after going 7-5 with a 3.44 ERA in 20 starts for Class A Kane County. (Lewis Duran/MiLB.com)

By Merisa Jensen | August 25, 2019 9:31 PM ET

Life has prepared Visalia Rawhide right-hander Ryan Weiss for any adversity baseball may throw at him. The D-backs prospect lost both parents before turning 22.

Merisa Jensen is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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