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November 10, 2010 at 9:01 AM

In battle of Peoria, Javelinas squelched by Saguaros


11/10 Cup of Coffee: In a battle of Peoria, the Javelinas bullpen proved to be the weakest link, sinking them in the later innings.

Despite holding a lead for a good portion of the game, the Javelinas allowed three in the ninth to fall to the Peoria Saguaros 6-4.

Scoring commenced in the bottom of the second inning when the Javelinas brought home three on a solo home run by Juan Carlos Linares, an RBI triple by Koby Clemens (HOU) and an RBI single by John Tolisano (TOR). The Saguaros began to chip away in the top of the fourth, Ben Revere (MIN) led off the inning with a walk, stole second base and came around to score on Leslie Anderson's (TB) RBI single. Anderson advanced to third on a throwing error by Javelinas catcher Roberto Perez (CLE) and eventually scored when Perez allowed a passed ball. The Saguaros tied the game the very next inning as former Red Sox farmhand Kris Negron (CIN) laced an RBI single. The contest remained knotted until the bottom of the eighth, when the Javelinas took a 4-3 lead thanks to an RBI single by Eric Thames (TOR).

Unfortunately for the Javelinas, the Saguaros came roaring back in the top of the ninth, putting together a huge two out rally. With a runner on first and two outs, Javelinas pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen (SEA) committed a throwing error on a errant pickoff attempt. Revere, who was at the plate during the throwing error, dribbled a ball to Javelinas shortstop Jose Iglesias with what looked to be the final out of the contest. Iglesias' throw to first was off the mark and the error allowed the tying run to score. The Saguaros tacked on two more runs on a wild pitch and an RBI single by Anderson. The Javelinas didn't make much noise in the ninth, leaving a runner at second base.

Iglesias was 0 for 4 with a strike out. Linares brought his fall average to .407 with his 2 for 4 showing that included a solo home run, an RBI and a run scored.

The Javelinas will travel to Surprise to take on the Rafters today at 3:35 EST.

Player of the Night: Juan Carlos Linares, who was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in Peoria's 6-4 defeat.