The Desert Dogs got the bats going yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to pull out a win as they fell to the Salt River Rafters 7-5.
Left fielder Rob Segedin went 2-4 with a home run and a walk, inching his AFL average up to .267. Segedin also had a great day in the field, racking up 2 outfield assists by gunning down Rafters runners at 2nd base and home plate. Second baseman Corban Joseph moved from his usual 2-spot in the lineup down to the 7 spot, a move which obviously suited him. He was 2-3 on the day with a walk, a double, and a run scored. Joseph had some trouble on the base paths – getting caught stealing 2nd base and later picked off 1st – but this game could signal that his bat has finally woken up. In this game alone Joseph’s average skyrocketed from .148 to .200, so he is just a few good games away from putting himself in line with his .277 season average with the Trenton Thunder.
Dan Burawa took the mound in the top of the 7th and got hit hard. He lasted only 2/3 of an inning and allowed 3 hits and 4 runs, none of which were earned.
The Desert Dogs have the night game tonight and will again take on the Salt River Rafters at 8:35 PM EST.