Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook: 11/14/17

photo: Josh Lucas (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Tuesday, November 14.

Surprise Saguaros 6, Scottsdale Scorpions 5

Edmundo Sosa (USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Surprise Saguaros defeated the Scottsdale Scorpions on Tuesday by a 6-5 final score. The Saguaros’ league-worst record of 12-16 has them one game from elimination in the Arizona Fall League West Division.

Two St. Louis Cardinals players started: center fielder Oscar Mercado and second baseman Edmundo Sosa. The two each doubled for both of Surprise’s extra-base hits.

Batting second, Mercado singled in the first, but was stranded and shot a two-base knock to left for an RBI in the fifth. Sixth-place hitter Sosa collected his double in the eighth for two runs batted in. He then came around to score the tying run at 5-5. Surprise finished the job the next inning on a walkoff.

Josh Lucas (USA TODAY Sports Images)

Between the last two events, Josh Lucas did his job, and collected the win, his first against two losses in the AFL. The right-hander pitched a scoreless ninth inning with a single allowed and two strikeouts. Among five Surprise pitchers to take the mound, Lucas was the only Cardinal.

Friday’s game: The Saguaros will host the Mesa Solar Sox on Wednesday at 2:35 PM Central time. Cardinals prospect Jordan Hicks (0-2, 7.82) will make his first AFL start.

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