10/28 AFL: Scottsdale had their regular Sunday off-day
10/28 HWB: Waikiki defeated West Oahu 6-3
Waikiki: LF Antoan Richardson: 2 for 5, 2 SO, SB
Waikiki: 2B Hector Pellot: 3 for 4, BB, SO
Waikiki: 1B Jeff Kindel: 2 for 4, 2 HR, BB
Waikiki: C Sean McCraw: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
West Oahu: 1B Ian Gac: 2 for 2, HR, 2B
Waikiki: RHP David Newton: 0.1 IP, 1 BB
The Giants' Richardson had a couple singles to raise his AVG to .254, although he also had a couple more strikeouts. He has as many hits as walks this winter, but still more strikeouts than hits by a significant margin (18 H, 18 BB and 25 SO among 71 AB). The Rockies' Kindel led the offense with a couple HRs, tripling his autumn total. The Mets' Pellot reached base four times, and the Mets' McCraw had a rare good game this autumn as two XBH raised his AVG to .143. It's a bit atypical line for a 21-year-old catcher who hit .268/.397/.364 in the lower minors this summer. The Rangers' Gac had a couple XBH after he entered the game as a defensive replacement. There isn't much question about Gac's raw power after he hit .237/.309/.489 in the NWL this year (including 17 HRs).
The Giants' Newton threw 3 of 7 pitches for strikes to the two batters he faced. He walked the first batter and got the next batter to fly out to strand two inherited runners.
10/27 AFL: Scottsdale defeated Peoria Sag. 3-0
Scottsdale: SS Reid Brignac: 2 for 4, E
Scottsdale: 3B Sergio Santos: 2 for 4, 2 HR, E
Scottsdale: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 0 for 3
Peoria: 3B Michael Costanzo: 2 for 3, BB, SO, E
Scottsdale: RHP Sergio Romo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Scottsdale: RHP Brian Anderson: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K
The Blue Jays' Santos had the big offensive game with 2 HRs, tripling his autumn total. The Devil Rays' Brignac was the other Scorpion with multiple hits as the Scorpions had just six hits combined. The Giants' Burriss remains hitless since joining the Scorpions. In deference to Brignac, Burriss played second base for perhaps the first time in his pro career, although Burriss may be the prospect with the better chance of being able to stay at shortstop defensively at the major league level. The Phillies' Costanzo, who hit .270/.368/.490 as a 23-year-old in the Eastern League this summer, led the Saguaros offense by reaching base three times.
The Giants' Romo and Anderson both had a scoreless inning, although they each allowed a couple baserunners. Anderson picked up his second save. Romo needed 26 pitches (15 strikes) and Anderson 18 pitches (11 strikes) in their innings of work.
10/27 HWB: Waikiki lost to West Oahu 3-1
Waikiki: CF Antoan Richardson: 1 for 4, SO
Waikiki: SS Justin Sellers: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
West Oahu: LF Chad Tracy: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
West Oahu: RF K.C. Herren: 3 for 3, 2B
Waikiki: RHP Jared Lansford: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR--1 HB
West Oahu: RHP Keisaku Itokazu: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
The Giants' Richardson had his streak of having at least one hit and at least one walk in each game snapped. The A's' Sellers had the Beach Boys' first hit with a double in the 6th inning, and he was their only hitter to reach base twice. The CaneFires' two corner outfielders from the Rangers' organization had big games. Herren hit safely in all three of his plate appearances, while Tracy, who is normally a catcher, had a couple XBH, including his 5th HR and 3rd double in Hawaii.
The A's' Lansford continues to struggle a bit in his return following injury. His ERA is now 7.20. Itokazu, who was apparently the third overall pick in the Japanese draft, continues to dominate hitters in Hawaii. He took a a perfect game into the 6th inning, and six shutout innings lowered his ERA to 1.69.