November 18, 2011 at 7:11 AM
11/18 Cup of Coffee: An offensive explosion by the Mesa Solar Sox in the fifth inning resulted in a 6-2 loss for the Scorpions to close out the fall season.
Scottsdale jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI double by Zach Walters (WSH). In the fifth, Mesa’s offense came alive as they received an RBI triple by Aaron Hicks (MIN), an RBI single by Xavier Avery (BAL), an RBI double by Junior Lake (CHC) and an RBI ground out from Joe Mahoney (BAL) to claim a 6-1 advantage. The Scorpions scratched out a run in the top of the seventh on a Tyson Gillies (PHI) RBI ground out, but could not ignite a rally.
Alex Hassan was 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout as the Scottsdale right fielder.
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