11/13/2004 11:44 PM ET
Nov. 13: AFL game recaps
Javelinas 8, Rafters 6
Four runs scored on six consecutive walks, followed by a RBI sacrifice fly to give the Javelinas an 8-6 win. Padres prospect Paul McAnulty and Expos prospect Shawn Norris led the Javelinas offense with two hits apiece. Padres pitching prospects Wilmer Villatoro and R.D. Sphiehs were solid on the mound, holding the Rafters to one run in four combined innings. Villatoro earned his first win and Spiehs was credited with his second save.
Norris was perfect at the plate going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. His solo shot in the top of the fourth inning gave the Javelinas a 3-1 advantage. McAnulty followed with a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-1. McAnulty ended the day 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a sacrifice fly. Starting pitcher Seung Song (MON) pitched five innings. He allowed five runs on seven hits and struck out three Rafters batters.
Jason Bartlett (MIN) led Grand Canyon's offense with two hits, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
Javelinas 002 110 040 8 9 3
Rafters 100 041 000 6 10 0
Javelinas: Song, Villatoro (6), Spiehs (8). Rafters: Baker, Begg (6), Coenen (7), Aardsma (8), Munter (9). W- Villatoro (1-0). L- Coenen (0-4). S- Spiehs (2). Time: 2:44.
Desert Dogs 6, Solar Sox 2
The Mesa Solar Sox had their chances to beat the Phoenix Desert Dogs Saturday, but left 11 runners on base in a 6-2 loss. Down, 4-2, in the seventh inning, the Solar Sox had their first two hitters reach base but did not push across a run. Phoenix leadoff hitter Chris Roberson (PHI) was 2-for-5 in the win. Mesa designated hitter Delmon Young (TB) was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Mesa took the first lead of the game on a solo home run by John Nelson (STL) in the second inning. The Desert Dogs tied the game in the top of the third on a solo home run down the left-field line by Roberson.
After Mesa took a 2-1 lead in the third, Jeremy Brown (OAK) hit a two-run home run to give Phoenix a 3-2 lead. Three insurance runs in the late innings sealed the win for the Desert Dogs.
Desert Dogs 001 020 120 6 9 1
Solar Sox 011 000 000 2 10 0
Desert Dogs- Stodolka, Bass (5), Keppinger (7), Street (8). Solar Sox- Parker, Henderson (6), Novinsky (7), Walton (8), Rohlicek (8). W- Keppinger (5-0). L- Parker (1-3). S- Street (6). Time: 2:48.
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