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October 17, 2009 at 6:47 AM

Solar Sox drop third straight


10/17 Cup of Coffee: Mesa dropped its third straight game, losing 7-3 to Surprise on Friday. The Rafters jumped on Solar Sox starter and Cubs prospect Andrew Cashner for three runs in the top of the first on a Brandon Laird (NYY) homer. The Solar Sox answered back with two runs in the second. Luis Exposito scored one of those runs. He singled, advanced to third on another single and scored on a sacrifice fly. He went 1 for 4 in the game. Chris Province entered the game in the seventh inning and allowed a run to score without giving up a hit. He struck out the first batter he faced but hit the next Rafter hitter. That runner advanced to second on a wild pitch and then to third on a groundout. The Surprise runner then scored on Luis Exposito's passed ball. The Rafters added three more runs in the eighth before Dustin Richardson entered the game to get the final out of the inning on a strikeout. Mesa scored once in their half of the eighth to cut the lead to 7-3. Richardson faced four hitters in the top of the ninth, allowing one hitter to reach on a walk and recording another strikeout. In the bottom of the ninth, the Solar Sox went quietly, with Exposito grounding into a 6-4-3 double play for the first two outs of the inning.

Mesa squares off against the Saguaros today at 6:35 MST.

 
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