Filia busts out at plate for Javelinas

Mariners outfield prospect tallies three hits, three RBIs in AFL

Eric Filia has nine extra-base hits in 17 Arizona Fall League games with Peoria this year. (Buck Davidson/

By Staff | November 10, 2017 12:12 AM ET

Eric Filia started off the Arizona Fall League on quite the tear. And despite a recent slow stretch, he's still one of the top hitters in the circuit.

The Seattle outfield prospect went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as Peoria topped Mesa, 5-4, in 10 innings Thursday at Peoria Stadium.

Gameday box score

Filia hit .565 through the first seven games of the campaign, but didn't have a multi-hit game since until Tuesday. While the 25-year-old went 6-for-31 from Oct. 24 to Nov. 7, his .379 average still ranks second on the circuit, just behind Royals No. 11 prospect Nicky Lopez (.385).

On Thursday, Filia singled to center field in the second inning, knocked an RBI single to center in the sixth and slapped a two-run double to center in the eighth to cap his outing.

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Mesa's Jason Vosler (Cubs) hit a game-tying single in the ninth to force extra innings and Nationals No. 12 prospect Kelvin Gutierrez laced a go-ahead single in the 10th, but Peoria took advantage of last licks.

With an automatic runner at second base, second-ranked Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis slugged a leadoff homer, his second jack of the fall, to win the game for the Javelinas.

Blue Jays reliever Andrew Case (2-0) worked around an unearned run on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in the 10th for the win.

In other AFL action:

Desert Dogs 6, Saguaros 2

Dodgers No. 17 prospect DJ Peters collected his second AFL home run on a solo shot to left in the fourth and 19th-ranked White Sox prospect Charlie Tilson hit an RBI double and walked three times to provide ample run support for starting pitcher Sean Brady (Indians), who allowed a pair of runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two in 4 2/3 innings. Rays No. 13 prospect Brandon Lowe doubled and scored a run at the top of the Surprise order and Rangers No. 15 prospect Josh Morgan hit his first AFL double. Gameday box score

Rafters 7, Scorpions 6 (11 innings)

Brewers No. 2 prospect Corey Ray delivered the go-ahead knock for Salt River on an RBI double in the top of the 11th, his lone hit of the night. Ninth-ranked Orioles prospect Anthony Santander swatted a two-run homer while D-backs No. 19 prospect Victor Reyes finished 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs for the Rafters. Chadwick Tromp (Reds) went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs to pace Scottsdale's offense and teammate Taylor Sparks (Reds) also went yard and singled. Gameday box score

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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