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October 24, 2009 at 4:29 AM

Solar Sox comeback falls just short


10/24 Cup of Coffee: Mesa saw its comeback fall just short as it dropped an 11-10 decision to the Peoria Saguaros.

Trailing 10-4 going into the seventh inning, the Solar Sox narrowed the deficit to three when Chris Parmelee (MIN) hit a three-run homer. The Saguaros answered back with a single run in the bottom half of the seventh. Both teams went scoreless in the eighth inning, setting the stage for a dramatic ninth. Mesa's PJ Phillips (LAA) led off the inning with a single. Bryan Peterson (FLA) and Starlin Castro (CHC) were then walked, which loaded the bases with none out. Rene Tosoni's single scored Phillips, leaving the bases loaded for Chris Parmelee, who walked to score Peterson. Ryan Kalish entered the game as a pinch runner for Parmelee as the tying run on second, and there were still no outs. The next hitter, Hank Conger (LAA), grounded into a double play scoring Mesa's final run. Josh Vitters (CHC) grounded to third for the final out of the game.

Chris Province entered the game in the third inning and recorded the final out. In the fourth, he allowed a run on a walk, a single and a sacrifice fly. He was charged with the loss. Dustin Richardson pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing 2 hits while recording a strikeout. Luis Exposito went 2 for 4 and hit a two-run homer. He also threw out a runner attempting to steal.

Mesa will face off with Surprise this afternoon at 2:35 EST.

Player of the Night: Luis Exposito who had 2 hits, including a home run, and 2 RBI.

 
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