The Solar Sox took an early 2-0 lead and scored three in the 8th, but in between it was all the Rafters, who paddled them for a 6-5 loss.
Just two Nationals got into yesterday’s game:
• Taylor Gushue (pictured above) got the start as the designated hitter but went 0-for-4 without a strikeout.
• Dakota Bacus gave up two runs on three hits in his lone inning of work and was charged with the loss.
Mesa visits Surprise today and then hosts the Saguaros tomorrow to finish out the week. Saturday is the annual Hitting Challenge, which will be held in Mesa this year.