Castellanos' homer powers Mesa to win

Tigers' top prospect goes deep in ninth of team's first victory

By Sam Dykstra / Special to | October 11, 2012 7:52 PM ET

Mesa 6, Surprise 5's No. 10 prospect Nick Castellanos (Tigers) hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Solar Sox their first win of the young Arizona Fall League season. Cubs' top prospect Javier Baez chipped in a double and an RBI for the victorious visitors. Mesa relievers Nick Tropeano (Astros), Chris Petrini (Orioles), Michael Morrison (Tigers), Tony Zych (Cubs) and Eric Eadington (Dodgers) combined to allow only two hits and did not surrender a run over the last six innings.

Cardinals' No. 4 prospect Kolten Wong was 2-for-5 with an RBI for the Saguaros while Mets farmhand Dustin Lawley finished 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in his first autumnal game. Recap | Gameday box score

Peoria 6, Phoenix 0
Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson, who is coming off rehab from Tommy John surgery in 2011, struck out eight and allowed four hits over five innings to lead the Javelinas in a shutout of the Desert Dogs. Minnesota's No. 16 prospect had not tossed more than four frames in any official contest during the Minor League season. Padres' top prospect Rymer Liriano was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Donald Lutz (Reds) finished 3-for-4 with a triple and a run as Peoria's cleanup hitter.

Brewers first baseman Hunter Morris was the only Phoenix slugger with multiple hits thanks to his 2-for-4 showing. Brian Flynn (Marlins) took the loss after giving up two runs on five hits in a three-inning start. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 6, Scottsdale 5
White Sox prospect Andy Wilkins lined an RBI single off Buddy Boshers (Angels) in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rafters the walk-off victory. The first baseman was 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the win. Nationals' No. 3 prospect Brian Goodwin launched his first homer of the fall, and the organization's top farmhand Anthony Rendon finished 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two walks.

In the loss, Giants' top prospect Gary Brown went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a stolen base from the top spot in the Scorpions order. Fellow San Francisco Minor Leaguer Ricky Oropesa was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Recap | Gameday box score

Sam Dykstra is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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