The Rafters (4-7) could not hold a 3-1 lead, falling to the Javelinas 5-3 on the road.
Anthony Ferrara suffered his first blown save when he allowed Peoria to tie it up in the bottom of the sixth. Ferrara yielded a lead-off single, one-out double that plated the first tally and single with two outs that knotted the game at three all. The lefty recorded a 5-4 force out, fly out to right and called strikeout while tossing a wild pitch.
Southpaw Tyler Matzek issued a free pass and two-run home run in the seventh for his first loss. The Rockies hurler fanned two in his only inning of work. Bo Schultz (ARI) started for the Rafters and gave up a run on five hits and a base-on-balls with five strikeouts and a hit batsman. Right-hander Matt Ramsey (TB) faced the minimum in the eighth.
Number seven hitter James Ramsey's only hit in four at bats was a double to right in his first at bat that drove in his team's first run in the second. It was one of only five hits by Salt River which went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded four. The left fielder opened the fifth by grounding out to first, was caught looking for the seventh's first out and flew out to the left fielder in foul ground for the final out of the game.
Stephen Piscotty went hitless for the first time in seven contests, going 0-for-4 but he did touch home once. The right fielder began the second with a ground out to third and flew out to right with a runner on first in the fourth. Piscotty reached on a three-base fielding error by Peoria's centerfielder Delino DeShields (HOU) that led to the Stanford product scoring from third on a subsequent single. He fanned swinging for the first out of the ninth.
Tuesday's game: vs. Peoria (4-7), 7:35 pm CT, TBA
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