Results from the game played Wednesday, October 22nd.
A five-run fifth blew open a tight contest as the Desert Dogs (6-6-1) pounded the Javelinas, 10-1.
The tallies came off two Peoria relievers, beginning with Cleveland’s Nick Maronde. The southpaw served up a bomb to his first batter faced that frame, one of four runs surrendered on six hits in 1 1/3. Maronde has allowed the opposition to score in three of his five appearances for the Javelinas.
His final runner touched home with Chris Perry on the mound. Perry began his outing with a runner on first that quickly became a runner on second, thanks to a steal. Perry interspersed two line drive RBI singles with a groundout and walk but was saved by further damage when a runner was nailed trying to take third on the latter single.
Righty Miguel Almonte (KC) took the loss in his first start after three appearances out of the bullpen. A hit batsman in the third came back to bite the Dominican native after he allowed a long ball, his only hit to go with a walk in three innings.
A day after being held to two hits, Peoria (3-9-2) doubled that output with each of St. Louis’ representatives getting into the action. Jacob Wilson scored his squad’s only run despite going hitless in three at bats. The third baseman worked a free pass with one gone in the fourth, advancing a base on Cody Stanley’s line drive single up the middle. An identical hit by Jordan Smith (CLE) brought Wilson across, cutting the deficit to 2-1.
Stanley’s single was his only hit in three at bats. The Javelinas’ designated hitter reached base in his first two plate appearances, leading off the second with a base-on-balls before singling the next time up. Stanley popped out to short to end the sixth and fanned swinging for the second out of the ninth.
Taxi squad player Breyvic Valera went 1-for-3 out of the nine hole, raising his average to .313, good for second on the club behind Wilson’s .324 average, but in only 16 at bats. Valera lined a two-out single to left his first time up, flied out to center in the fifth and grounded out 4-3 in the eighth. The second baseman participated in one double play.
Thursday’s game: vs. Glendale, 12:35 pm MST, Tyrell Jenkins (0-1, 0.00)
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