Fall League Update: 11/14-11/21

The Fall leagues wrap up play in the regular seasons. One team associated with the Giants moves to the championship, and one doesn't. Who moved on?

HWB - Waikiki Beach Boys

Nov. 14th: Waikiki 9, Honolulu 5

Giants Prospects:
2B Mark Minicozzi - 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (9), 2 RBI, .286

As Waikiki took a big win from division rival Honolulu and a move towards the Championship game, only one Giant took part. Minicozzi, who had slumped in recent weeks while falling from being the top hitter in the league, recovered with a 2 for 4 day and a league leading 9th double.

Nov. 15th: Honolulu 2, Waikiki 1

Giants Prospects:
3B Mark Minicozzi - 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, .278
RF Nate Schierholtz - 1-3, 1 SO, 1 PO, .221
RP David Quinowski - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.12
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3.45

Another low scoring game, but another good day for Giants pitchers. Quinowski gave up 2 hits, but struck out 2 batters as well and got through the innings unscathed. Anderson gave up a hit and a walk in his inning, but 2 strikeouts helped him as well.

Meanwhile, Schierholtz's slow move up from a slow winter start continues, with a single and a strikeout. Minicozzi went hitless, but scored the team's only one after drawing a walk in the second inning.

Nov. 16th: Giants Prospects:
No Game Scheduled

Nov. 17th: West Oahu 4, Waikiki 3

Giants Prospects:
RF Nate Schierholtz - 1-4, 1 R, 1 SB (4), .222
RP Alex Hinshaw - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1.99; H, 4

Waikiki held a tight lead for much of the game, but blew it late. No Giants had a part in it, although Hinshaw gave up a run in the 7th inning. Schierholtz singled as part of a 1st inning rally, and stole second en route to scoring a run.

Nov. 18th: West Oahu 7, Waikiki 4

Giants Prospects:
3B Mark Minicozzi - 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E (4), .286
DH Nate Schierholtz - 2-4, 1 R, 1 SO, .233
RP David Quinowski - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2.79
RP Brian Anderson - 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.31

The hitters came alive for the Giants in Hawaii, but an error filled game led Waikiki to their third straight loss. Schierholtz and Minicozzi each had 2 singles in 4 at bats, but Minicozzi also had his 4th error of the year in the first, but it didn't lead to any lost runs.

Quinowski's silent two innings, giving just up a walk, continued his strong winter. Anderson came on in the 9th inning after 1 out with a runner on second and 3 runs having already scored that'd broken a 4-4 tie, but Anderson was able to shut the inning down and get out quickly, but Waikiki didn't recover.

Nov. 19th: Waikiki 2, Honolulu 0

Giants Prospects:
RF Nate Schierholtz - 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .243
RP Alex Hinshaw - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HBP, 1.82

Waikiki finally clinched a spot in the HWB championship game with a big win against Honolulu. Schierholtz played a big role, knocking in both runs. He had an RBI in the 1st inning and another in the third. Meanwhile, Hinshaw had another good outing, dropping his ERA futher under 2.

Nov. 20th: Waikiki 10, Honolulu 3

Giants Prospects:
DH Nate Schierholtz - 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR (3), 4 RBI, 1 SF, .252
3B Mark Minicozzi - 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, .280
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.63

As the season rolls towards its end, the BeachBoys continued to roll, led by a resurgent Nate Schierholtz. Schierholtz has his 3rd multi-hit game, and did it with his 3rd home run of the winter. And only 4 RBI. Schierholtz had an RBI single in the first, a 2 run home run in the 3rd, and a sacrifice fly in the 8th. Minicozzi came out of a late slump with an RBI single and two walks. Anderson came out with a run added onto his ERA just before the winter wraped up.

Nov. 21st: Honolulu 10, Waikiki 2 (7 innings)

Giants Prospects:
RF Nate Schierholtz - 0-2, 1 BB, 1 SO, .248
RP David Quinowski - 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP, 4.29

Waikiki fell in a landslide to end the winter's regular season in a shortened game. Schierholtz drew a walk in his final game, but ended his hit streak at 5 games. And Quinowski gave up a shocking 4 runs, his worst outing of the fall, as his ERA skyrocketed one and a half points, from 2.79 to 4.29.

AFL - Scottsdale Scorpions

Nov. 14th: Phoenix 5, Scottsdale 2

Giants Prospects:
SS Kevin Frandsen - 1-3, 1 2B (3), 1 BB, .418
LF Fred Lewis 0-4, 1 SO, .269
1B Travis Ishikawa - 0-4, 1 SO, .196
RP Pat Misch - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.79
RP Billy Sadler - 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1.29

As the fall league winded down, the Giants prospects got a lot of time, but it wasn't a good day for most. Sadler's line was the most shocking, as he not only gave up his first runs of the fall, but two of them. Ishikawa's terrible fall continued, as a hitless day left him back under .200, and Lewis also went hitless.

But Misch had a solid inning in the 7th, and Kevin Frandsen dipped his average, but had another double and walk.

Nov. 15th: Mesa 5, Scottsdale 2

Giants Prospects:
2B Kevin Frandsen - 0-4, .398
SP Matt Palmer - 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 4.29; L, 0-1
RP Justin Hedrick - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4.63

As Scottsdale slumps towards the end of the season, so do Giants prospects. Frandsen took a rare hitless affair and his average dropped under .400 for the first time in a long part of the fall. And Palmer, who had not had any decisions in the fall, took his first loss after giving up 3 runs, 2 earned. Hedrick finished his spring with a solid inning, giving up just a walk.

Nov. 16th: Peoria Javelinas 1, Scottsdale 0 (7 Innings)

Giants Prospects:
SS Kevin Frandsen - 0-2, .388, 1 E (7)
LF Fred Lewis - 1-3, .273
1B Travis Ishikawa - 0-3, 2 SO, .186

The Giants hitters finished the season, and the slump continued. Frandsen finished with his 7th error and a .388 average. However, Ishikawa capped off his fall with two strikeouts and a poor .186. Lewis did better, with a single in three at bats, and finished with a solid fall.

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