Peoria 12, Scottsdale 1
Drew Lugbauer powered the Javelinas with a 4-for-5 effort that included a pair of long balls, five RBIs and three runs scored. The 25-year-old’s first homer went 406 feet at 105 mph, while his second tater traveled 434 feet at 106 mph. The backstop is batting
Peoria 12, Scottsdale 1
Drew Lugbauer powered the Javelinas with a 4-for-5 effort that included a pair of long balls, five RBIs and three runs scored. The 25-year-old’s first homer went 406 feet at 105 mph, while his second tater traveled 434 feet at 106 mph. The backstop is batting .444/.559/.889 with four homers, 12 runs and 12 RBIs in seven starts and a pinch-hitting appearance. He hit .223/.331/.453 with 18 homers in 86 games with Double-A Mississippi.
Sixth-ranked Mariners prospect Zach DeLoach collected three hits, three runs and two RBIs while finishing a homer shy of a cycle. Mariners third base prospect Jose Caballero broke the game open with a three-run dinger in the sixth. Starter Hans Crouse (PHI No. 4) took over the AFL strikeout lead by fanning five while allowing one unearned run over five innings. The righty has amassed 24 punchouts in 16 frames this campaign.
On the other side, Curtis Mead (TB No. 14) extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a fourth-inning single off Crouse and notched two of the five hits mustered by the Scorpions. More**»**
Glendale 8, Surprise 6
Ivan Johnson continued his scorching run in the desert with a 3-for-4 performance, falling a triple shy of a cycle, while also working a walk. The 16th-ranked Reds prospect is hitting .357/.471/.929, with a pair of home runs and doubles in four games this month.
For Glendale, Pedro Leon (HOU 2) had a 4-for-4 day with a double, Jose Rodriguez (CWS 9) tripled and drove in a pair, while Orlando Martinez (LAA 26) and Yolbert Sanchez (CWS 15) homered to help the Desert Dogs win their third straight game. More**»**
Mesa 3, Salt River 2
Kameron Misner supplied the difference with a booming go-ahead home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The No. 22 Marlins prospect began the day 2-for-15 (.133) over his past five games and was 0-for-3 through the first seven frames; however, seven of his 10 hits this campaign have gone for extra bases – including four that have left the yard.
For the Rafters, ninth-ranked Brewers prospect Joe Gray Jr. blasted a game-tying solo homer to left, his first in Arizona, in the second inning. More**»**