Fall League Update: 10/11

In Hawaii, Giants players play a big part in breaking a mini-slump. Meanwhile, in Arizona, Pat Misch does well in a day the hitters ruled.

HWB: Waikiki 6, West Oahu 0

Giants Prospects:
RF Nate Schierholtz - 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .208
3B Mark Minicozzi - 2-5, 1 R, 2 SO, .294
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 4.50

Waikiki broke a mini-slump in a big way, and Giants players had a big hand in it. Schierholtz had a big hand in a 4 run, 3rd inning rally. With 1 out and runners on 2nd and 3rd, Schierholtz singled up the middle to knock in the first two runs of the game, and moved to second on the throw. Minicozzi followed that with a single, moving Schierholtz to third. Schierholtz scored on a missed catch in the next at bat, and Minicozzi came around a batter later.

Minicozzi also singled with 1 out in the 5th, but was left on base.

Anderson came in to finish the game in the 9th. He got the batters in order, striking out the third swinging.

AFL - Peoria Saguaros 15, Scottsdale 9

Giants Prospects:
SS Kevin Frandsen - 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB (1), .400
LF Fred Lewis - 0-2, 1 BB, .167
RP Pat Misch - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.00

The Scorpions got pounded on Wednesday, but did a bit of their own scoring. Frandsen, playing shortstop and leading off for Scottsdale, did a good job, singling in the 3rd and 5th innings. Frandsen did score in the 5th on a sacrifice fly by James D'Antona. Frandsen also got an RBI in the 6th with a groundout.

Lewis had a less spectacular day, starting the day in left field and batting second. Lewis walked in the 5th, his third plate appearance, but was out at 2nd on the next play. He was removed from the game in the bottom of the inning, with Steve Moss moving into left.

Meanwhile, Misch had a very strong piece of work on a day when hitters were ruling the day. Misch struck out the side swinging, with just one hiccup. The third batter of the inning, P.J. Pilittere, popped a ball in foul territory that was dropped by the first baseman D'Antona for an error. Pilittere eventually singled, but Misch got the next batter with a K to keep his roll going and the Saguaros off the board for a rare goose egg inning.

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