Marte breaks tie with first AFL home run

Mets prospect slugs go-ahead two-run homer in eighth inning

Jefry Marte hit .248 with seven homers in the Florida State League. (Mark LoMoglio/

By Ashley Marshall / Special to | October 15, 2011 9:44 PM

Peoria 8, Scottsdale 7
Mets prospect Jefry Marte slugged his first Arizona Fall League homer, a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning, as the Javelinas held on for the win. Mariners top prospect Nick Franklin had two hits, drove in two runs and scored once for Peoria, which climbed above the .500 mark. Brandon Crawford (Giants) went 3-for-5 with an RBI to raise his average to .360, while Angels outfielder Mike Trout --'s No. 1 prospect -- chipped in two hits for the Scorpions, who have dropped five in a row. Recap | Gameday box score

Mesa 14, Surprise 3
Orioles prospect Joe Mahoney went 3-for-5 with four RBIs to overcome four errors at first base in his AFL debut as the Solar Sox surprised the first-place Saguaros. Cubs prospect Junior Lake was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored out of the No. 3 hole, while Brian Dozier (Twins) and D.J. LeMahieu (Cubs) each collected three hits and plated two runs for Mesa. Robbie Grossman (Pirates) smacked his third homer and reached three times for Surprise. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 8, Phoenix 7
Adam Eaton (D-backs) homered and drove in three runs and leadoff hitter Jay Austin (Astros) reached safely three times and scored twice as the Rafters walked off with their league-leading ninth win. Dodgers prospect Kyle Russell contributed his first Fall League homer and Kevin Munson (D-backs) pitched a perfect inning for the victory. Blue Jays prospect Anthony Gose (Blue Jays) homered and tripled, while Brodie Greene (Reds) went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in Phoenix's eighth straight loss. 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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