The Salt River Rafters lost 13-7 to the Peoria Javelinas and all was not well in Astroland. First the good news. Jacob Goebbert went 1-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Not the not-so-good news. Over 1/3 of an inning, Chris Hicks gave up 4 hits, 5 ER (3 scored after he left the game), 1 SO and 1 BB. And Josh Zeid gave up 3 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB and 2 SO over 1 inning pitched. Ouch. Next game against Scottsdale at 12:35 MST today.
Over at the World Baseball Cup, the U.S. beat Japan 7-3 to improve their record to 2-1. Today the U.S. takes on Greece while Marlon Avea's Nicaraguan team faces Australia. The unbeaten Canadian team, featuring Jimmy VanOstrand and Emerson Frostad will play Chinese Taipei tonight.