Milwaukee Brewers farmhand Mitch Haniger continued to swing a hot bat in Arizona Fall League action, driving in three runs for the Surprise Saguaros in a 9-5 victory over the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday.
Haniger, who will also take part in the first Bowman Hitting Challenge on Saturday night, had an RBI groundout in Surprise’s three-run fifth that allowed gave the Saguaros a 3-2 lead and, after Peoria tied it in the bottom of the frame, Haniger helped spark another three-run inning in the sixth with an RBI single. He added an RBI double in the eighth.
Haniger was joined in the starting lineup Wednesday by the Brewers’ Minor League Player of the Year Jason Rogers, who played left field and was 2-for-5 with a double and struck out once.
Two Crew prospects made their AFL mound debuts on Wednesday. Kevin Shackelford was roughed up a bit while surrendering two runs in the seventh inning, but only one of them earned because of an error by shortstop Jonathan Schoop, a Baltimore Orioles prospect. Shackelford allowed two hits and struck out two.
David Goforth pitched a perfect ninth to close out the game in a non-save situation.
Cleveland Indians prospect Jeff Johnson picked up the win for Surprise while Mike Nesseth of the Philadelphia Phillies organization was tagged with the loss for Peoria.
Boston Red Sox farm hand Travis Shaw was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI for the Saguaros and Baltimore prospect Michael Ohlman also homered.
Surprise plays the Glendale Desert Dogs Thursday night at 7:35 p.m. Central Time.
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