10/25 AFL: Scottsdale defeated Surprise 9-7
Scottsdale: 2B Eugenio Velez: 2 for 5, SB
Scottsdale: RF Travis Snider: 3 for 4, HR
Scottsdale: CF Ryan Patterson: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Surprise: 2B German Duran: 1 for 2, 3 BB, SO
Scottsdale: LHP Ricky Romero: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Scottsdale: RHP Scott Munter: 0.1 IP
Scottsdale: RHP Brian Anderson: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Leading the Scorpions' offense was the Blue Jays' young Snider, one of three hitters with multiple hits and a homer. The other Scorpion to reach base three times was fellow Blue Jay prospect Ryan Patterson. From the Giants, Velez had a couple singles to raise his AVG to .274, and he added to his league-leading SB total. Leading the Rafters by reaching base four times was the Rangers' Duran, who had a breakout season hitting .300/.352/.525 in the Texas League. He turned 23 years old in early August.
The Blue Jays' Romero had perhaps his best start of the AFL season. From the Giants, Munter needed five pitches to retire the only batter he faced on a ground ball out. Anderson needed a dozen pitches in a perfect 9th inning for his first save.
10/25 HWB: Waikiki defeated Honolulu 5-3 (7 innings)
Waikiki: DH Michael Wilson: 2 for 3, 2B
Waikiki: 3B David Maroul: 0 for 2, BB
Honolulu: LF Jason Place: 0 for 0, 3 BB, SB
Waikiki: RHP Shane Lindsay: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
The Giants' Maroul had a somewhat rare walk. He had 25 walks in each of the past two seasons, giving him a 6.1% BB/AB ratio. The Mariners' Wilson continues to be the offensive leader for the Beach Boys, hitting .348/.457/.621, quite the opposite of his .188/.272/.385 performance in the Southern League this year. For the Sharks, the Red Sox' Place reached base three times and had his first SB. His line of .263/.417/.526 in Hawaii looks much better than his .214/.298/.359 line in the Sally League.
After giving up 7 ER in his previous two appearances, the Rockies' Lindsay bounced back with two scoreless innings to secure his first save and lower his ERA to 10.00.