11/07/2004 12:04 AM ET
Nov. 6: AFL game recaps
Scorpions 9, Desert Dogs 4
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In a rematch between the two first place teams, Brewers' prospect Rickie Weeks pounded a three-run home run, his sixth of the season, in the second inning leading the Scorpions to a 9-4 win over Phoenix. Scottsdale's bullpen held the Desert Dogs to only six hits in the final frames to secure the win.
Diamondbacks' prospect Corey Myers and Dodgers' prospect Russ Martin added two hits apiece. Myers scored three runs, while Martin drove in two and scored once. Pitchers Tom Farmer (LA), John Novinsky (MIL), Mike Schultz (AZ), Justin Wechsler (AZ) and Steve Schmoll (LA) were the driving force for the Scorpions win as they shut out the Desert Dogs in six combined innings. Farmer notched his first win of the season.
Omar Quintanilla (OAK) was brilliant at the plate connecting for four hits and driving in two Desert Dogs' runs. Eric Reed (FLA), Casey Smith (ANA) and Jeremy Brown (OAK) each had a multiple hit game. Reed scored twice and drove in two runs. Brown scored one run for Phoenix.
Scorpions 061 011 000 9 10 0
Desert Dogs 130 000 000 4 14 3
Scorpions: Burns, Farmer (4), Novinsky (6), Schultz (7), Wechsler (8), Schmoll (9)
Saguaros 10, Javelinas 8
Desert Dogs: Tamayo, Bergman (4), Giese (6), Messenger (8), Wilkerson (9)
W-Farmer (1-0) L-Tamayo (0-3) S-None Time: 2:40
The Peoria Saguaros were in last place for the first half of the Arizona Fall League season, but with after a string of wins they find themselves four games behind first place Scottsdale. The Saguaros won their second consecutive game Saturday beating the Javelinas 10-8. Saguaros' leadoff hitter Wayne Lydon (NYM) was 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs.
It was a high scoring first inning, with the Saguaros taking an early 3-0 lead in the top half. John Hattig (TOR) and Jason Botts (TEX) had RBI singles in the inning. The Javelinas would come back with five in the bottom of the first. Shin-Soo Choo (SEA), Paul McAnulty (SD), Greg Dobbs (SEA), and Mike Huggins (BAL) all had RBIs in the rally.
Neither team scored in the last three innings. San Diego pitchers Wilmer Villatoro and Brad Baker held the Saguaros scoreless for the last 2.2 innings. The Javelinas offense did not score off Jeremy Harts (PIT), Vince Perkins (TOR), Royce Ring (NYM), nor Matt Lorenzo (TEX) in their final five innings.
Saguaros 300 043 000 10 8 0
Javelinas 502 100 000 8 10 0
Saguaros: Rosario, Delcarmen (4), Harts (6), Perkins (8), Ring (8), Lorenzo (9)
Javelinas: Huber, Denham (4), Forystek (6), Villatoro (7), Baker (8)
W- Delcarmen (1-2) L- Forystek (1-1) S- Lorenzo (1) Time: 2:51
Rafters 7, Solar Sox 2
Mesa was able to take advantage of a two out error by the Grand Canyon left fielder Thompson in the fourth inning and cut the Rafters' lead to 3-2. With Ronny Cedeno (CHC) at third, Thompson dropped a fly ball allowing Cedeno to score. Two innings later Grand Canyon had a 7-2 lead, good enough to hold up for the remainder of the game.
Lee Rodney (DET) and David Aardsma (SF) combined to hold the Solar Sox scoreless in the last two innings. Solar Sox starting pitcher Dennis Ulacia (CHW) threw his longest outing of the season, allowing four earned runs in 5.1 innings.
The Grand Canyon Rafters remain alive in the playoff hunt after a 7-2 win over the Mesa Solar Sox Saturday night. Kevin Thompson (NYY) was 2-for-3 with a home run for Grand Canyon. Mesa leadoff hitter Adam Greenberg (CHC) was 3-for-5 in the loss.
Solar Sox 001 100 000 2 9 3
Rafters 300 013 00X 7 9 1
Solar Sox- Ulacia, Smith (6), Henderson (7), Bajenaru (8)
Rafters- Baker, Julianel (5), Kirsten (7), Rodney (8)
W- Julianel (1-0) L- Ulacia (0-2) S- None Time: 2:39
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