The Salt River Rafters scored seven times in the 9th as they handed the Mesa Solar Sox their second straight loss, 8-2.
Four Nats played in the contest…
…Brian Goodwin led off and played CF, going 1-for-4 with a stolen base and making two putouts on defense.
…Steve Souza drew a pair of walks, stole a base and scored a run, but also struck out twice to go 0-for-2. Defensively, he was in LF and caught two flyballs.
…Richie Mirowski gave up a run on two hits and struck out one in the top of the 7th, and was in line for the win thanks to the Solar Sox scoring twice in the bottom half of the inning.
…Robert Benincasa gave up a hit and struck out in one in the 8th, earning his first AFL hold.
With the loss, Mesa falls to 7-2-1 but still leads the AFL East by 3½ games.