AFL Recap: Jared Oliva and Beau Sulser Help Peoria to Victory

The Peoria Javelinas played their final game before the Fall-Stars break this weekend. In a game shortened to seven innings due to the upcoming weekend festivities, Peoria won 8-3 over the Glendale Desert Dogs. The Javelinas now have an 11-8 record.

Jared Oliva, who will play in the Fall-Stars game, went 3-for-4 and missed the cycle by a home run for the second time in the last six days. He hit his league leading ninth double, which is the highest total in the league since 2016. The triple was his second of the season. He picked up three RBIs, giving him ten on the season. Oliva is hitting .393/.493/.625 in 16 games.

Oneil Cruz batted seventh and started at shortstop. He went 0-for-1 with two walks and a run scored. He’s batting .176/.282/.206 in 11 games.

Beau Sulser came on in the second inning and recorded the final out while stranding two inherited runners. He stayed on for another three innings and allowed an unearned run on one hit and a walk, while striking out two batters. Sulser threw 35 pitches, with 22 going for strikes, and he posted a 5:2 GO/AO ratio. He has a 4.35 ERA in 10.1 innings, with eight walks and nine strikeouts.

Here’s the boxscore.