Results from game played Friday, October 14th.
Glendale (2-2) rallied to tie in the ninth only to have Scottsdale (2-2) walk off with an 8-7 win Thursday evening.
St. Louis’ prospects were right in the thick of both the rally and the loss. With the Desert Dogs down two after eight innings, Harrison Bader’s one-out single drove in Trey Michalczewski (CWS) for the first score after the latter opened the frame with a single. Back-to-back free passes advanced Bader to third, with the right fielder subsequently tying up the game by scoring on a sac fly.
Bader, one of four Desert Dogs with two of the team’s 13 hits, added a double and a walk to his single in four at bats at the top of the order. He touched home twice.
Batting third, catcher Carson Kelly singled once in three at bats with one of the two aforementioned walks and a sac fly. Shortstop Paul DeJong went 1-for-5 with a run scored and RBI but left the sacks jammed when he flied out to finish the ninth.
Now to the losing ‘contribution’ – Rowan Wick. Wick (L, 0-1) began his only inning of work by issuing a free pass followed by a double putting two in scoring position. After an intentional base-on-balls loaded the bases, Wick gave up the game-winning single - without having retired a batter.
Ryan Sherriff fared little better than Wick. The southpaw entered the fourth in a jam, with two on, one out and two already across, resulting in a 3-1 deficit. Sherriff promptly served up a three-run home run to his first batter before retiring the next two.
His fifth did not go much better, featuring a single-walk-single-double combination to four straight batters that would have generated more than just one more tally if the initial baserunner had not been nailed at second trying to stretch a single into a double. Of the four runs scored during Sherriff’s 1 2/3 innings, two were charged to his predecessor.
Saturday’s game: vs. Salt River (2-1), 12:35 pm MST, Chris Ellis (0-0, ---)
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