The Solar Sox snapped a two-game slide with an 8-5 win over the Rafters.
Kyle McGowin got the start and the “W” with four scoreless innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out five. He threw 62 pitches, 41 for strikes, not counting the hit batsman.
Daniel Johnson slid over to center field for this one, but still led off. He broke a two-game oh-fer streak with a walk, a pair of singles, and a stolen base. Defensively, he had one putout and no errors.
Taylor Gushue (pictured above) started for third time but went hitless again, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. Down 8-0 at one point, Salt River did not attempt to steal, thus Gushue had no assists and all nine putouts came by way of the K.
The two teams rematch this afternoon in Mesa. The Solar Sox play day games tomorrow and Friday as well.