Peoria got single runs in the 1st and 6th and made it stand up for a 2-1 win over Surprise.
Four Nationals appeared in the game:
- Drew Millas caught and batted sixth, going 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He was unsuccessfully defending two base thefts.
- Yasel Antuna (pictured above) was the No. 8 hitter but was 0-for-3 with two whiffs and a GIDP. He played LF and had two putouts.
- Orlando Ribalta (pictured to right) pitched the 8th inning and set the side down in order for his third hold.
- Amos Willingham struck out the side in the 9th to earn the save.
The Javelinas (9-10) are off until tomorrow when they visit Glendale to play the Desert Dogs (9-8).
2022 DRAFT REPORT CARD FROM BASEBALL AMERICA
The Boys in Durham have weighed in on the early returns from the 2022 First-Year Player Draft.
Here are some of the highlights…
- Best Pure Hitter – OF Jared McKenzie (5th Rd.)
- Best Power Hitter, Defender, Fastest Runner, Athlete – OF Elijah Green (1st)
- Best Fastball, Closest to MLB – LHP Jake Bennett (2nd)
- Obligatory Legacy Fluffing – RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. (13)
- Best Late-Round Pick – RHP Luke Young (11)
- One That Got Away – SS JeanPierre Ortiz (20)
As per usual, there’s no grade here… just a rundown of
what the front office had to say about the picks and how they did in a small sample size.