11/02/2004 11:31 PM ET
Nov. 2: AFL game recaps
Saguaros 9, Solar Sox 0
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For the second consecutive day the Saguaros beat the Solar Sox, winning 9-0 in Peoria Tuesday afternoon. J.R. House (PIT) led the way for Peoria going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Jason Botts (TEX) also had a good offensive day going 3-for-5 with three singles.
A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning by John Hattig (TOR) gave Peoria a 1-0 lead. The Saguaros would score four more times in the bottom of the third to take a 5-0 lead. House hit a double off the top of the left field wall to score two of the runs.
Peoria scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal the victory. Singles by Juan Senreiso (TEX), Sheldon Fulse (BOS), Hattig and Botts created the runs. Mesa starting pitcher Zack Parker (COL) pitched 2.1 innings and took his second loss of the season.
With the win, the Saguaros move past Mesa into second place in the American Division.
Solar Sox 000 000 000 0 7 3
Saguaros 104 030 01X 9 15 0
Solar Sox- Parker, Cavazos (3), Hines (7)
Saguaros- Arnold, Bannister (5), Lindstrom (7), Peterson (9)
W- Bannister (2-0) L- Parker (0-2) S- None Time: 2:45
Rafters 12, Desert Dogs 6
San Francisco prospect Mike Cervenak's three-run home run in the third inning gave Grand Canyon an early lead. Three more home runs off the bats of Detroit teammates Chris Shelton and Ryan Raburn secured a 12-6 win for the Rafters. Grand Canyon cut the Desert Dogs lead to 3.5 in the National Division.
Cervenak led the Rafters offense with four hits including a double, home run and four RBI. Shelton added three hits including a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Raburn blasted two solo shots to finish 2-for-5. Pitcher Chris Begg (SF) earned his first win behind 2.2 innings of work. Begg allowed one run on two hits.
For the Desert Dogs, Omar Quintanilla (OAK) had two hits with an RBI and a run scored. Angels prospect Tommy Murphy was the only other batter to have a multiple hit game. Jason Perry (OAK) blasted a solo shot, his fourth of the season.
Rafters 013 103 040 12 17 2
Desert Dogs 002 100 021 6 11 1
Rafters: Miner, Begg (3), Julianel (6), Woodyard (8), Aardsma (9)
Desert Dogs: Stodolka, McNutt (4), Keppinger (6), Giese (8), Bass (9)
W-Begg (1-0). L-Stodolka (1-2). S-None. Time: 3:08
Javelinas 5, Scorpions 3
A two-run home run by Paul McAnulty (SD) broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, and gave the Peoria Javelinas a 5-3 win. Scottsdale closer Jason Bulger (AZ) allowed the home run and blew his third save of the season. Peoria right fielder Ben Johnson (SD) was ejected in the middle of his at bat during the ninth inning.
Ryan Garko (CLE) started the scoring for the Javelinas, hitting a single that bounced between the first and second basemen, scoring one run and giving Peoria a 1-0 lead. Scottsdale would come back in the bottom of the first to take advantage of Peoria miscues and take the lead. Rickie Weeks (MIL) walked, went to second on a balk and went to third on a throwing error. Weeks would score on an RBI single by Tommy Whiteman (HOU) to tie the game, and a Conor Jackson (AZ) home run gave Scottsdale a 2-1 lead.
Mike Morse (SEA) singled with the bases loaded to score the tying run in the fifth inning, and Mike Huggins (BAL) grounded out with the bases loaded to give the Javelinas a 3-2 lead. Peoria's lead would not last long, as a wild pitch by Brian Forystek (BAL) allowed the Scorpions' runner from third to score and tie the game at three.
McAnulty's home run was his first in the Arizona Fall League. He finished the night 2-for-5. Garko had the most hits for the Javelinas, going 3-for-5 with three singles.
Javelinas 102 000 002 5 10 1
Scorpions 200 010 000 3 5 2
Javelinas- Song, Forystek (5), Bergmann (7), Baker (9)
Scorpions- Costello, Childress (3), Coffey (6), Schmoll (8), Bulger (9)
W- Bergmann (1-3) L- Bulger (0-3) Time: 2:56
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