11/04/2004 1:35 AM ET
Nov. 3: AFL game recaps
Javelinas 9, Rafters 4
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Grand Canyon took an early 4-0 lead, but nine unanswered Peoria runs gave the Javelinas a 9-4 win. Ninth hitter Mike Huggins (BAL) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Jason Cooper (CLE) was 3-for-5 with a triple in the 15 hit effort for the Javelinas.
The offense started early for the Rafters. Mitch Jones (NYY) hit a single up the middle in the first inning, scoring two to give the Rafters a quick 2-0 lead. In the second inning Grand Canyon took a 4-0 lead on a two-out bases loaded single by Curtis Granderson (DET).
Peoria cut the Grand Canyon lead in half in the bottom of the third when Kevin Kouzmanoff (CLE) hit a two-run single. Two-out singles by Corey Keylor (BAL) and Shawn Norris (MON) tied the game at four.
The Javelinas took a two-run lead in the bottom of the sixth when Ben Johnson (SD) hit a double off the center-field wall. Cooper hit a single to drive in Johnson and give the Javelinas a 7-4 lead.
Peoria scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to seal the 9-4 win.
Rafters 220 000 000 4 6 0
Javelinas 004 102 02X 9 15 1
Rafters- Marsonek, Kirsten (5), Rodney (7), Crain (8)
Javelinas- Stahl, Evert (2), Villatoro (6), Ramsey (6), Spiehs (9)
W- Evert (2-2) L- Marsonek (1-2) S- None Time: 2:50
Desert Dogs 9, Solar Sox 4
Pitchers Jeff Fulchino (FLA), Dusty Bergman (ANA) and Wes Wilkerson (KC) led the Desert Dogs to a 9-4 win behind stellar pitching performances. The trio combined for seven innings of shutout ball. Fulchino pitched four innings of one-hit ball. Bergman followed with two innings and allowed only two hits to earn his second win of the season. Wilkerson added a no-hit seventh inning for Phoenix.
Ryan Howard (PHI) broke through for the Desert Dogs with two hits including a double and drove in three runs. Angels prospect Nick Gorneault scored two runs on three walks. Mark Teahen (KC) followed suit with two runs on two free passes. Jason Perry (OAK) and Eric Reed (FLA) each had a multiple-hit game in the win. Cubs prospect Adam Greenberg led the Solar Sox with three hits. Cory Sullivan (COL) added two hits with an RBI and a run scored while Brian Dopirak (CHC) and Chris Duncan (STL) each had a double and an RBI for Mesa.
Solar Sox 000 000 040 4 9 5
Desert Dogs 101 212 20x 9 10 0
Solar Sox- Ryu, Henderson (4), Walton (5), Rohlicek (6), Cali (9).
Desert Dogs- Fulchino, Bergman (5), Wilkerson (7), Messenger (8), Rouwenhorst (9).
W-Bergman (2-0). L-Ryu (1-3). S-None. Time: 3:00.
Scorpions 10, Saguaros 6
A Charlton Jimerson (HOU) walk-off grand slam gave the Scorpions a dramatic 10-6 win over the Peoria Saguaros. The Saguaros had tied the game at six with two runs in the top of the ninth. James Loney (LA) was 3-for-3 in the win for Scottsdale, who extended their lead in the American Division to six games.
Two bases-loaded singles by Diamondbacks prospects gave the Scorpions an early lead. Corey Myers and Conor Jackson both picked up an RBI and gave Scottsdale a 2-0 lead in the first inning. A sacrifice fly by Loney and a single by Dustin Pedroia (BOS) put the Scottsdale lead at four.
A four-run top of the third by the Saguaros tied the game at 4. Singles by John Hattig (TOR) and Jason Botts (TEX) contributed to the rally.
Up by two in the ninth inning, an error by Pedroia, a balk by Mike Schultz (AZ) and wild pitch allowed two runs to score and tie the game. Jimerson's grand slam was his first home run of the season.
Saguaros 004 000 002 6 7 0
Scorpions 310 000 204 10 14 2
Saguaros- Deaton, Lorenzo (4), Perkins (6), Delcarmen (7), Miller (9)
Scorpions- Housman, Diggins (4), Stults (5), Novinsky (7), Wechsler (8), Schultz (9)
W- Schultz (1-0) L- Delcarmen (0-2) S- None Time: 3:08
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