Arizona Fall League Recap

Wednesday, it was back to a full slate of action in the Arizona Fall League.  Mesa rallied late to down Salt River, Surprise outlasted Peoria and Phoenix blanked Scottsdale.  Wednesday’s top performers include; Josh Vitters, Wil Myers, Leonys Martin, Travis Webb and Anthony Gose.

Salt River Rafters – 4

Mesa Solar Sox – 8

Salt River clung to a 1-0 lead for the first half of this game, but Mesa’s bats came alive late to propel the Solar Sox to victory.  Mesa would score all eight of its runs over a three inning period, from the 5th through the 7th.

Colorado’s Nolan Arenado was the only Salt River player with a multi-hit game, including his 6th home run of the Arizona Fall League.  Cubs’ prospect Josh Vitters and Brandon Short of the White Sox each contributed three hits and an RBI for the Solar Sox.  Twins backstop Chris Herrmann went 2-4 with a  pair of doubles and RBI’s.

Surprise Saguaros – 10

Peoria Javelinas – 7

This one was back-and-forth from the start.  There were three lead changes before the 8th when the Javelinas tied things up.  It took extras to decide, but the Saguaros were able to close out Peoria by putting up a four spot in the top of the 10th.

Kansas City’s Wil Myers continues to swing a hot bat for the Saguaros, going 2-3 with a triple, home run and two RBI’s.  Rangers’ outfielder Leonys Martin drove in a pair while Marlins’ prospect Paul Gran collected three RBI’s.  Jefry Marte of the Mets, Seattle’s Chih-Hsien Chiang and Milwaukee’s Kentrail Davis all tallied two RBI’s for the Javelinas.

Phoenix Desert Dogs – 5

Scottsdale Scorpions – 0

Phoenix scored three runs before the Scorpions came to the plate.  It proved more than enough on a night that Desert Dogs pitchers managed to keep Scottsdale’s bats in check.  Cincinnati’s left-hander Travis Webb struck out five while allowing three hits and a walk over his 3 2/3 scoreless innings.  The rest of Phoenix’s arms combined to give up only four hits over the game’s final 5 1/3 frames.

Washington’s Bryce Harper doubled for the Scorpions, while Darin Ruf of the Phillies and San Francisco’s Joe Panik managed multi-hit efforts.  Kevin Ahrens and Anthony Gose, a pair of Blue Jays’ prospects, combined to go 4-9 with two RBI’s for Phoenix.

For more on the minor leagues, be sure to check out Seedlings to Stars.

Topics: Anthony Gose, Arizona Fall League, Josh Vitters, Leonys Martin, Travis Webb, Wil Myers

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