photo: Edmundo Sosa (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)
Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Thursday, November 16.
In their final game of the 2017 Arizona Fall League season, the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Mesa Solar Sox by a 10-5 final score on Thursday. The victory gives the Saguaros a 13-17 record to close out the fall schedule.
Shortstop Edmundo Sosa and center fielder Oscar Mercado started the game for Surprise. Batting second, Sosa had two singles in five at-bats and scored two of the Saguaros’ 10 runs, in the fourth and seventh innings. Third-place hitter Mercado was 1-for-5 and also came around to score in the fourth. Both hitters struck out once.
Josh Lucas was the only Cardinal to appear on the mound, working the ninth inning. The tall right-hander allowed one run on back-to-back doubles but came back to strike out a batter and secure a fly to center caught by Mercado to finish the game and the regular season.
The AFL Championship Game will be on Saturday at 3:00 PM Central time. The Saguaros did not qualify for the game. The Mesa Solar Sox from the East will take on the West champion Peoria Javelinas. The game will air on MLB Network.
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