A four-run sixth was enough for Salt River (6-9) to take down host Glendale 4-2 on Friday.
Cardinals prospects accounted for three of the four tallies. Although Stephen Piscotty was hitless in three at bats, his base-on-balls with one out in the sixth ignited the offensive attack. The right fielder swiped his sixth bag before advancing to third when the Desert Dogs hurler issued two more free passes. Jacob Wilson singled home Piscotty with his sole hit in four trips to the plate. Wilson himself crossed when a sac fly to left resulted in a bases-clearing throwing error by Glendale's third baseman.
Anthony Ferrara picked up his first win, bouncing back from a sub-par outing last time out to toss 1 1/3 frames of scoreless ball. The Florida native took over for starter Drew Hutchison to begin the fifth after the latter yielded a solo shot in the bottom of the first, one of only two hits allowed by the righty over four innings.
Ferrara retired the side in order on three fly balls in the fifth to hold the 1-0 score. He returned in the sixth with his team up 4-1 and induced the Desert Dogs' ninth-place batter to ground out 5-3 but exited after the next hitter bunted his way on via a hit that glanced off the first baseman's glove.
Lee Stoppelman kept the opposition off the board in the eighth for his fourth scoreless appearance of the fall campaign. The southpaw gave up a lead-off walk but wiped out the base runner by coaxing the next batter to hit into a 4-6-3 double play. Stoppelman caught Glendale's lead-off batter looking at strike three to finish the frame and maintain his team's 4-2 advantage.
Saturday's game: at Peoria (5-10), 1:35 pm CT, TBA
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