Franklin does yardwork in desert heat

Mariners prospect blasts three-run shot as Peoria tops Mesa

By Ashley Marshall / Special to | October 15, 2012 6:56 PM ET

Peoria 9, Mesa 2
Seattle shortstop Nick Franklin -- ranked 29th in's Top 100 -- went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, and Cody Asche, Philadelphia's No. 18 prospect, was 3-for-5 with two RBIs for the Javelinas. Jeudy Valdez (Padres) also doubled twice and legged out a triple in the win. Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur collected three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Solar Sox. Recap | Gameday box score

Surprise 4, Scottsdale 0
Cardinals' No. 3 prospect Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Texas League All-Star Justin Marks (Royals) allowed one hit over three innings for the Saguaros. Indians outfielder Tyler Holt was 2-for-2 with a walk for the Scorpions, and Matt Curry (Pirates) also recorded a pair of hits in a losing effort. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 4, Phoenix 2 (10 innings)
Nationals' No. 12 prospect Matthew Skole continued his torrid hitting, collecting three hits and delivering a two-out, two-run single in the 10th inning as the Rafters outlasted the Desert Dogs. Fellow Washington teammate Brian Goodwin went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the win, while starter Tyler Chatwood (Rockies) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, striking out five batters over 3 2/3 innings. Recap | Gameday box score

Ashley Marshall 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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