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October 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM

Mesa drops another close game to Peoria


10/28 Cup of Coffee: Despite jumping out to an early lead and out-hitting the Saguaros, 11 to 8, the Solar Sox lost yet another close contest, falling 6-5.

Mesa got the scoring started in the first. After Rene Tosoni (MIN) reached base on an error and Jose Iglesias singled to open the inning, an RBI double by Chris Parmelee (MIN) made the score 1-0. After David Cooper (TOR) lined into a double play, Mesa center fielder Ryan Kalish picked up a two-out RBI on a deflected ball off the glove of Peoria first baseman Freddie Freeman (ATL), scoring Iglesias from third. Kalish then scored on an RBI double by Luis Exposito, making the score 3-0 Mesa after half an inning.

The lead would hold up for three innings due to some solid pitching by Mesa starter Tommy Mendoza (LAA), but the Saguaros would strike back in the fourth on a three-run home run by Cleveland prospect Matt McBride, tying the game 3-3. Each team would gather two more runs over the next four innings to send the game to the bottom of the ninth tied 5-5. After Mesa reliever Blake Parker (CHC) got the first out of the inning, a double and two walks loaded the bases for Peoria. San Diego prospect Cedric Hunter then ended the game with a sacrifice fly to left.

Iglesias ended up 1 for 5 in the game, while Kalish went 1 for 4 and Exposito ended up 2 for 3 with a walk. No Red Sox pitchers saw action in the game. Mesa hosts Scottsdale this afternoon at 2:35 EST.

 
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