Cardinals Arizona Fall League Notebook: 11/7/17

photo: Jordan Hicks (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Tuesday, November 7.

Surprise Saguaros 6 at Glendale Desert Dogs 1

Oscar Mercado (Springfield Cardinals)

On Tuesday afternoon, the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs by a 6-1 final score. With the victory, the Saguaros are 10-13 this season, three games back of Peoria and in second place in the AFL West.

For Surprise, Oscar Mercado and Edmundo Sosa started in center field and at third base, respectively. Mercado fanned twice but also drew three walks, resulting in a run scored and a run batted in. The number three hitter also had an assist from the outfield — throwing a runner out at second base.

Batting eighth, Sosa drove in a run with a base hit, walked and scored. Sosa committed his first error of the season, a fielding miscue, as well.

Jordan Hicks (St. Louis Cardinals)

Among the six Surprise pitchers were Jordan Hicks and Arturo Reyes, who finished out the contest. Hicks punched out two and yielded a single and a stolen base in a scoreless eighth inning.

Reyes gave up a run in the ninth on two hits, including a double, threw a wild pitch and fanned one. With a six-run cushion, however, the run was not costly, other than to Reyes’ ERA, now up to 5.73.

Next game: The Saguaros are off Wednesday and will resume play on Thursday, when they will host the Glendale Desert Dogs at 2:35 PM Central time.

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