Results from Arizona Fall League game played Tuesday, November 3rd.
A balanced attack led Surprise (10-8) to a 4-0 victory over Scottsdale (10-7), snapping a five-game losing streak.
Six of nine starters garnered at least one of the team’s seven hits, including all three of St. Louis’ representatives: Aledmys Diaz, Patrick Wisdom and Michael Ohlman. Diaz’ second long ball ignited the scoring in the first, coming with third baseman Yadiel Rivera (MIL) aboard. The shortstop picked up his third RBI of the game in his next at bat, grounding into a force at second but scoring left fielder Evan Van Hoosier (TX) from third to put his squad up 3-0 through three. Diaz grounded out 6-3 and struck out swinging in his final two trips to the plate.
Wisdom doubled once in four at bats out of the six hole. The first baseman flied out to center to begin the second, grounded out 5-3 in the fourth and was caught looking to end the sixth. Wisdom lined a double to right with one out in the final inning but was left on.
Ohlman went 1-for-4, batting right after Wisdom in the order. He struck out twice, once swinging and once looking, and flied out to center in the ninth. Ohlman’s only hit was a single up the middle with the sacks clear and two out in the fourth.
Robby Rowland, the fifth Saguaros’ hurler of the game, tossed a clean ninth. He got the Scorpions’ seven slot batter to swing through strike three, followed by a fly out to center. Rowland issued a free pass to the number nine hitter but notched a K via a foul tip to end the game.
Rowland pitched in relief of right-hander Sam Wolff (TX) (W, 2-1), who blanked his foes on five hits and a walk through 4 1/3. Two of those hits came in the fifth, leaving runners at the corners and one out for fellow Rangers’ farmhand Ryne Slack, who got out of the jam on a double-play ball.
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Wednesday’s game: vs. Glendale (8-8), 12:35 pm MST, Ian Clarkin (1-1, 5.11)
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