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Rockies prospects Colton Welker and Antonio Santos highlight big night for Tourists

19-year-old Colton Welker terrorized Rome Braves pitching all night on Monday night, going 4-for-4 with a double and a walk. Behind Welker and pitching Antonio Santos, the Tourists cruised to a 7-0 win.

Santos, an import from the Dominican academy last season, pitched one of his best games as a Tourist with 8 Ks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. The 20-year-old pitcher was already highly regarded by Tourists coaching and has kept up a very encouraging strikeout rate to match that praise.

Santos was aided by a big night from the top of the Tourists order. Including Welker, Manuel Melendez, Jose Gomez, and Vince Fernandez added 10 of the 12 Asheville hits on the night. The young hitters at the top of the Asheville lineup are proving to be some of the more exciting players in the Rockies system this season.

The Tourists big night improved them to 27-35 on the season. Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

Single-A Advanced: Lancaster JetHawks 13, Lake Elsinore Storm 6

Jesus Tinoco: 5 IP, 4 K, 5 R (4 ER)

Brendan Rodgers (No. 1 PuRP): 2-for-6 (20 game hit streak)

Brian Mundell: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBI

Single-A: Asheville Tourists 7, Rome Braves 0

Antonio Santos: 6 23 IP, 8 K. 0 R

Vince Fernandez: 2-for-4, 2B

Colton Welker (No. 19 PuRP): 4-for-4, 2B, RBI

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies 6, DSL Nationals 1

Jeffri Ocando: 6 IP, 5 K, 0 R

Daniel Montano (No. 21 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R

Tuesday Probables:

Triple-A Albuquerque: Thad Weber (1-3, 6.00 ERA) vs. Fresno

Double-A Hartford: Ryan Castellani (5-5, 5.40 ERA) vs. Trenton

Single-A Advanced Lancaster: TBD vs. Lake Elsinore

Single-A Asheville: Alejandro Requena (3-3, 2.86 ERA) vs. Lexington

Dominican Summer League: TBD vs. DSL Twins