The Saguaros broke out for four runs in the 9th, highlighted by a two-out, three-run double by Israel Pineda to take the 2021 Arizona Fall League opener, 5-0 from the Solar Sox.
Pineda, who came off the bench, finished 1-for-2 and caught the last four innings with no steal attempts or passed balls.
Donovan Casey (pictured) was the sole position player in the Surprise starting lineup. He batted leadoff and played centerfield (no defensive chances), but was just 1-for-5 with one run scored and four strikeouts.
Cole Henry was the only Washington pitcher to appear, coming on in the bottom of the 5th. He pitched two and 2/3rds scoreless innings, with six strikeouts to the first eight batters he faced before issuing a two-out walk in 7th. He threw 36 pitches, 25 for strikes.
Surprise’s home opener is this afternoon against Salt River.