Cherry Creek/AFA Grad Griffin Jax Makes AFL Debut in Salt River Loss

Right-hander Griffin Jax, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and the Air Force Academy, made his Arizona Fall League debut in Salt River’s 6-2 loss at Scottsdale on Friday night. Jax, a third-round draft choice of the Twins in 2016, allowed two runs, one earned, in one inning of relief.

Jax, whose father Garth played in the NFL, is on the same team as the Rockies prospects, two of whom also pitched in the game. Jesus Tinoco (2.25) allowed one run on one hit and a walk, striking out two, in two innings, and Mitch Horacek (10.13) allowed one run on three hits, striking out three, in two innings.

Sam Hilliard (.444) was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, and Josh Fuentes (.231) had his first challenging night, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Date Rafters Schedule Time/W-L
Nov. 9 Salt River 10, at Surprise 8 W (1-0)
Nov. 10 Surprise 11, Salt River 9 L (1-1)
Nov. 11 Salt River 7, Scottsdale 6 (11) W (2-1)
Nov. 12 Scottsdale 6, Salt River 2 L (2-2).
Saturday Off
Sunday Off
Monday Salt River at Peoria 12:35 p.m.
Tuesday Salt River at Mesa 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday Mesa at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Thursday Glendale at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Friday Salt River at Glendale 12:35 p.m.
Saturday Scottsdale at Surprise 12:35 p.m.
Sunday Off
Oct. 22 Salt River at Surprise 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 23 Surprise at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 24 Scottsdale at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 25 Salt River at Scottsdale 6:35 p.m.
Oct. 26 Surprise at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 27 Peoria at Sale River 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 28 Off
Oct. 29 Mesa at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Oct. 30 Salt River at Mesa 12:35 p.m.
Oct. 31 Glendale at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 1 Salt River at Glendale 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 2 Salt River at Surprise 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 3 Fall Stars Game @Surprise 5:08 p.m.
Nov. 4 Off
Nov. 5 Surprise at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 6 Scottsdale at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Nov. 7 Peoria at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Nov. 8 Open Date
Nov. 9 Salt River at Mesa 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 10 Mesa at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Nov. 11 Off
Nov. 12 Salt River at Peoria 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 13 Salt River at Scottsdale 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 14 Glendale at Salt River 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 15 Salt River at Glendale 12:35 p.m.
Nov. 16 Open Date
Nov. 17 Championship Game 1:08 p.m.
at Scottsdale Stadium


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