After two days off due to the Fall-Stars Game on Saturday, the Peoria Javelinas began the final ten-game stretch to end the AFL season. They took on the first place Surprise Saguaros on Monday night and lost 1-0. The defeat gave the Javelinas an 11-9 record, dropping them to three games back in the standings.
Jared Oliva, who participated in the Fall-Stars Game, batted third tonight and played center field. He went 0-for-3 with a walk, and he stole his league leading eighth base in nine attempts. He now has a .373 average and a 1.072 OPS in 17 games.
Oneil Cruz was at shortstop and batting seventh. He went 1-for-2 with a walk. Cruz stole his first base of the fall, but was also caught stealing. He’s now hitting .194 with a .532 OPS.
Blake Cederlind came on in the fifth and threw a scoreless inning, with a walk, hit batter and two strikeouts. He threw 15 pitches, with nine going for strikes. He has given up one run over six innings in six appearances this fall.