On Saturday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Surprise Saguaros played Mesa for the league title. They went down 3-0 in the first, then had a 5-0 deficit by the third inning. Surprise ended up losing 6-1 to drop the championship game. The Saguaros had just two hits in the game.
Eric Wood was the only Pirate in the starting lineup. He batted third and played left field. Wood grounded out to third base on a 2-0 pitch to end the top of the first inning. He struck out swinging to end the fourth, as the Mesa pitcher (Dylan Covey) retired the first 12 batters he faced. Wood lined out to left field in the seventh. He came up with two outs in the ninth and struck out looking to end the game.
Alex McRae came out to pitch the third inning and his first pitch hit the lead-off batter. Tw...
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