AFL Recap: Strong Outing from Blake Weiman; Will Craig Collects Two Hits

The Surprise Saguaros were on the road Wednesday afternoon to take on the Glendale Desert Dogs. Surprise had Will Craig and Bryan Reynolds in the lineup, while Blake Weiman pitched in extended relief. The Saguaros lost 3-2 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

Craig came up in the first inning and started the scoring with an RBI double, his first double of the fall season. He scored three batters later on an error. Craig singled in the third inning, then grounded out to shortstop in the fifth. He struck out swinging in the seventh. He’s hitting .273/.333/.485 in nine games.

Reynolds reached on a fielding error in the first inning. He flew out to right field to begin the fourth inning, then lined out to third base in the fifth. Reynolds struck out swinging in the eighth, leaving him 0-for-4 in the game. He’s hitting .136/.333/.136 in seven games.

Blake Weiman came into the game in the bottom of the fourth with no outs, the bases loaded and his team holding a 2-1 lead. The first batter tied the game with a sacrifice fly. Weiman walked the next batter, then got a strikeout and fly out to end the inning with just one run allowed.

Weiman allowed a single to start the fifth inning, but that was it for damage. He got two swinging strikeouts and a ground out to third base to end the inning. The sixth inning was quick, with a strikeout, ground out and a pop up to second base. Weiman retired the final six batters he faced. He threw a total of 39 pitches in his three innings, with 25 going for strikes. He gave up one hit and a walk, while striking out four batters. Weiman now has a 1.13 ERA, with eight strikeouts in eight innings.

These same two teams meet tomorrow in Surprise, with first pitch at 3:35 PM EST.

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