Henry Davis homered on Friday to help the Surprise Saguaros to victory, moving them to 11-5 on the season. On Saturday night, Davis and Jacob Gonzalez were in the lineup in a game scheduled for seven innings. Here’s a recap of the night.
Gonzalez batted fourth and played first base. He lined out to left field in the first, then flew out to left field in the third. He grounded out to second base in the fourth and struck out swinging in the sixth. He went 0-for-4, giving him a .125 average (16 at-bats) and a .431 OPS
Davis was the DH and he batted fifth. He popped out to shortstop to end the top of the first. He singled on a line drive to left field in the third, then scored a run one batter later on a homer. He struck out in the fourth and then again in the sixth. He finished 1-for-4 with a run. He’s hitting .300 with a 1.006 OPS.
Surprise lost 12-9.
Surprise is off tomorrow. They resume play on Monday afternoon at 3:35 PM ET.
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