McGuiness homers, plates three runs

Rangers prospect collects four hits, falls triple shy of cycle

By Ashley Marshall / Special to | October 10, 2012 9:35 PM ET

Surprise 8, Peoria 4
Rangers prospect Chris McGuiness went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and an RBI double, leading the Saguaros past the Javelinas. Red Sox outfielder Bryce Brentz,'s No. 70 overall prospect, and Midwest League All-Star Colin Walsh (Cardinals) each plated two runs in the victory. Chris Herrmann (Twins) was 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for Peoria, which got two doubles and an RBI from Phillies prospect Cody Asche. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 11, Mesa 3
Nationals' No. 12 prospect Matthew Skole homered, doubled, plated three runs and fell a triple shy of the cycle as the Rafters beat the Solar Sox for the second day in a row. Matt Davidson, the D-backs' No. 4 prospect, also went yard and collected four RBIs for Salt River. Brian Goodwin (Nationals) and Midwest League MVP Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) homered in the win. Astros slugger Jonathan Singleton,'s No. 25 prospect, homered, doubled and drove in all three runs for Mesa. Recap | Gameday box score

Scottsdale 6, Phoenix 5 (11 innings)
Angels catching prospect Carlos Ramirez delivered a walk-off single in the 11th inning as the Scorpions rallied past the Desert Dogs. Pirates DH Matt Curry was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Scottsdale. Zeke Spruill, the Braves' No. 6 prospect and a 2008 second-round pick, got the start for Phoenix and allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three over 2 1/3 innings. Brewers farmhand Brock Kjeldgaard went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in the setback. 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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