The Surprise Saguaros lost a one-sided game by a 10-4 score to Mesa on Friday afternoon, dropping them to 1-2 (plus a tie) on the season. Connor Joe was the only player from the Pirates in the game. He batted ninth and played third base. This was his second game of the AFL season. He played left field on Wednesday. Eric Wood and Jin-De Jhang both had off today after reaching base three times each on Thursday.
In the second inning, Joe gave Surprise a 2-1 lead with a two-run single. He struck out swinging to end the fourth inning, then flew out to center field to lead-off the seventh inning. Joe would then strike out for a second time, this time with two runners on and no outs in the ninth. His team added two runs, but a double play ended the comeback attempt. Joe committed a fielding error in the third inning, his first of the season. He went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in his first game.
Surprise returns home tomorrow to face Scottsdale in an afternoon game.