Peoria posts win in AFL final

   November 19, 2012 1:03 am

The Peoria Javelinas won the 2012 Arizona Fall League championship with Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Salt River Rafters in the title game at Scottsdale. Peoria won the league’s West Division with a 19-13-0 record, while Salt River was the East Division pennant winner at 17-13-2. Salt River was in the same division with the…

Clark closes for first AFL save

   November 8, 2012 10:50 pm

Relief pitcher Tyler Clark, who competed for the Erie SeaWolves during their 2012 season, saved the Mesa Solar Sox’s 4-3 victory over Phoenix as part of Thursday’s Arizona Fall League action. Clark came in for Mesa with two outs and runners at first and third in the top of the ninth inning. The right-hander came…

Castellanos contributes to AFL’s Solar Sox

   October 30, 2012 12:12 am

The World Series over, but baseball fans still have the Arizona Fall League to tide them over for another three weeks. The Mesa Solar Sox, whose roster includes former Erie SeaWolves, are one of its six teams. The Solar Sox dropped to a league-worst 4-13 after the Surprise Saguaros beat them 7-2 Monday. Nick Castellanos…

Solar Sox still last after suspended AFL game

   October 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Tuesday’s Arizona Fall League game between the Mesa Solar Sox and the Phoenix Desert Dogs was officially called at 7-7 after 11 innings. The tie won’t count against Mesa’s overall record, but still left the team 3-9 in the league’s three-team East Division. Former Erie SeaWolves pitchers Matt Hoffman and Michael Morrison each appeared in…

Smyly secures Tigers’ wild ALCS win

   October 14, 2012 1:24 am

Former Erie SeaWolves pitcher Drew Smyly was the winner in relief for the Detroit Tigers, who squandered a four-run, ninth-inning lead before recovering for a 6-4 extra-inning win over the New York Yankees in game one of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. Other former SeaWolves who contributed to Detroit’s emotional victory were…

Former SeaWolves involved in AFL action

   October 8, 2012 6:50 pm

The Arizona Fall League begins Tuesday, with four players from the 2012 Erie SeaWolves scheduled to compete for the Mesa Solar Sox. Mesa, one of six teams in the league, will debut with a game at the Salt River Rafters. Mesa’s roster consists of minor league prospects from the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs,…

Erie quartet makes Mesa AFL home

   August 30, 2012 5:59 pm

Four current players for the Erie SeaWolves, including star prospect Nick Castellanos, will remain on baseball diamonds even after the Eastern League franchise ends its regular season Monday. Castellanos will join catcher James McCann and relief pitchers Michael Morrison and Tyler Clark on the roster of the Mesa Solar Sox for the 2012 Arizona Fall…