Rockies Prospects Key Salt River 3-2 victory in AFL

Sam Hilliard, Josh Fuentes and Tyler Nevin were a combined 5-for-12, scoring all three runs, and picking up both RBI in Salt River’s 3-2 victory against Scottsdale on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, relievers Mitch Horacek and Justin Lawrence combined for the win and save.

Fuentes (.299), Hilliard (373) and Nevin (.419) had consecutive first-inning singles to put Salt River up 1-0. After Scottsdale took a 2-0 lead, Hilliard hit his second home run in the sixth to tie the score. And in the eighth, Fuentes doubled, eventually scoring the game-winning run on a wild pitch.

Horaceck (1-0, 9.31) worked a 1-2-3 eighth, striking out one, to be credited with the victory, and Lawrence (3.12) retired the side in order in the ninth, striking out one, to earn his third save.

Salt River, meanwhile, reduced it’s magic number to clinch the East title and play in the AFL Title Game on Nov. 17 to three over Mesa and Scottsdale, which are tied for second place in the division.

Team W L T PCT GB ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
Salt River Rafters 15 8 0 .652 - - 8-4 7-4 7-3 Won 3
Scottsdale Scorpions 10 12 1 .455 4.5 3 3-7 7-5 3-7 Lost 1
Mesa Solar Sox 10 12 1 .455 4.5 3 4-8 6-4 3-7 Won1
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Team W L T PCT GB ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
Peoria Javelinas 15 8 0 .652 - - 7-4 8-4 7-3 Loss 2
Glendale Desert Dogs 9 14 0 .391 6 2 4-8 5-6 6-4 Lost 1
Surprise Saguaros 9 14 0 .391 6 2 2-9 7-5 4-6 Won 1
Date Game Time/W-L
Oct. 9 Salt River 10, at Surprise 8 W (1-0)
Oct. 10 Surprise 11, Salt River 9 L (1-1)
Oct. 11 Salt River 7, Scottsdale 6 (11) W (2-1)
Oct. 12 Scottsdale 6, Salt River 2 L (2-2).
Oct. 13 Off
Oct. 14 Off
Oct. 15 Peoria 13, Salt River 4 L (2-3)
Oct. 16 Salt River 2, Mesa 1 W (3-3)
Oct. 17 Salt River 6, Mesa 1 W (4-3)
Oct. 18 Salt River 2, Glendale 1 (11) W(5-3)
Oct. 19 Glendale 1, Salt River 0 L (5-4)
Oct. 20 Peoria 6, Salt River 5 L (5-5)
Oct. 21 Off
Oct. 22 Salt River 8,Surprise 5 W (6-5)
Oct. 23 Salt River 7, Surprise 5 W (7-5)
Oct. 24 Salt River 10, Scottsdale 9 W (8-5)
Oct. 25 Scottsdale 6, Salt River 5 L (8-6)
Oct. 26 Salt River 9, Peoria 2 W (9-6)
Oct. 27 Peoria 11, Salt River 5 L (9-7)
Oct. 28 Off
Oct. 29 Salt River 10, Mesa 7 W (10-7)
Oct. 30 Salt River 14, Mesa 4 W (11-7)
Oct. 31 Glendale 12, Salt River 6 L (11-8)
Nov. 1 Salt River 14 Glendale 3 W (12-8)
Nov. 2 Salt River 8, Surprise 3 W (13-8)
Nov. 3 Fall Stars Game @Surprise 5:08 p.m.
Nov. 4 Off
Nov. 5 Salt River 4, Surprise 3 W (14-8)
Nov. 6 Salt River 3, Scottsdale 2 W (15-8)
Wednesday Peoria at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Thursday Open Date
Friday Salt River at Mesa 12:35 p.m.
Saturday Mesa at Salt River 6:35 p.m.
Sunday Off
Monday Salt River at Peoria 12:35 p.m.
Tuesday 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.


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