AFL Recap: Blake Sabol Collects Two Hits; Update on Henry Davis

The Surprise Saguaros lost their second game of the season on Thursday, dropping them to a 7-2 record. They were back at it on Friday afternoon, with two Pittsburgh Pirates in the lineup. Here’s a recap of Friday’s action.

Nick Gonzales batted third and played shortstop. He struck out in the first inning and in the fourth inning as well. He reached on an error in the sixth, leaving him 0-for-3 with an error, his third of the fall.

Blake Sabol caught and batted seventh. He singled in the second inning. He doubled in the fifth inning and scored a run. He struck out in the sixth, leaving him 2-for-3 with a run scored.

This game was called after seven innings. Surprise dropped their second straight decision, losing 9-2.

Here’s the boxscore

Surprise plays tomorrow at 9:35 PM ET.

Here’s an update on Henry Davis, who left after six innings yesterday.

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And in the same game Matt Mervis hit his 40th HR of the year. He’s a 1B who signed as a college FA in 2020 for $20k. Painful to watch …


Davis just can’t catch a break! If not getting hit by pitchers, now he’s getting hit by batters too.


Maybe he has a depth perception problem?

Wilbur Miller

I think he has a big target problem


If he keeps getting hit in the head with a baseball bat he very well may end up with a depth perception issue.

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