Fall Festival: Games of 10/24

Max Kepler gets a couple of hits.  Glendale is led by a pair of Sox.  Mesa wins using Soler power.


Twins:  Eddie Rosario was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  Max Kepler was 2-for-4 with a double and a run.

Glendale:  Jared Mitchell (White Sox) was 2-for-3 with two walks and a home run (his second), scoring twice.  Stephen McCray (White Sox) pitched four shutout innings, giving up one hit and no walks with one strikeout.

Peoria:  Brandon Maurer (Seattle) pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

The game:  It was scoreless through seven innings.  Mitchell's homer in the eighth gave Glendale a 1-0 lead and they put it away with five in the ninth.  Peoria made three errors in the ninth inning.


Scottsdale:  Alen Hanson (Pittsburgh) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and scored twice.  Alex Dickerson (Pittsburgh) was 2-for-4 with a double.

Mesa:  C. J. Cron (Angels) was 3-for-5 with a home run, his third.  Jorge Soler (Cubs) was 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.  Brian Goodwin (Washington) was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

The game:  Hanson, the second batter of the game, hit a two-run homer to give Scottsdale a 2-0 lead.  That was the end of the good news for Scottsdale.  Mesa tied it with two in the bottom of the first on a two-run Soler single.  Goodwin hit an RBI single in the second to make it 3-2 and Mesa added three more in the third on a Cron homer, two singles, two walks, and a sacrifice fly.  Scottsdale never really got back into the game.


Surprise:  Henry Urrutia (Baltimore) was 3-for-6 with a double and a grand slam, scoring twice.  Brett Nicholas (Texas) was 3-for-5 with a double and a run.  Jason Rogers (Milwaukee) was 2-for-4 with two walks and a home run, scoring twice.

Salt River:  Jake Lamb (Arizona) was 2-for-4 with a walk and scored twice.  Cristhian Adames (Colorado) was 2-for-4 wtih an RBI.  Derrick Chung (Toronto) was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The game:  Surprise had leads of 2-0 and 6-3.  In the bottom of the fifth, Salt River came back with six runs, aided by an error and two wild pitches, to go ahead 9-6.  Surprise came back with single runs in the sixth and seventh to cut it to 9-8, but Salt River got an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by Adames.  Surprise cut it to 10-9 in the eighth and got the tying run into scoring position in both the eighth and the ninth.