First AFL victory for Jeremy Hill

Mets prospect Jeremy Hill earned his first Arizona Fall League win Tuesday, pitching two scoreless innings in the Grand Canyon Rafters' 8-2 victory over Surprise.

Yankees prospect Eric Duncan homered twice in the contest, belting a solo shot in the third inning and a three-run blast in the seventh.

Hill was the third Grand Canyon pitcher to work, following four innings from Glen Perkins and Ricky Barrett (Twins), and did not allow a hit in the two innings, striking out one.

The 28-year-old righthander came back from Tommy John surgery and split the 2005 season between Class-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton.

Hill was 0-0 with a 2.35 ERA and one save in seven appearances for St. Lucie before joining Binghamton in July, where he was 1-3 with a 4.29 ERA and four saves in 19 appearances.

Surprise – which lost for the first time this season - managed only four hits in the game. New York's Chase Lambin contributed a double to Grand Canyon's 15-hit attack.


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