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Outfielder Kenny Wilson had another big night and his New Hampshire teammate, 3B Andy Burns, was equally impressive in his debut during day two of the Arizona Fall League. The duo led the Salt River Rafters to a 12-2 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions. Salt River, which is partially stocked with prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays system, improved their record to 1-1 for the event.
Wilson was great on Tuesday and followed up his 3 for 4 performance with a two-hit game last night including his first double. He also managed to draw a walk, stole second base for the second consecutive game and led the team with three RBIs. He struck out twice but is hitting .500 in his first two games and has easily been the Rafters’ best player.
Burns, 23, didn’t play in the first game on Tuesday and was penciled into the lineup second (behind Wilson) last night. He also had a tremendous game and was 3 for 6, scored twice and knocked in an RBI in the fourth inning to help increase the Rafter’s lead. Burns also struck out twice.
Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Grayson Garvin was nearly untouchable for the Rafters and allowed only one hit and one walk in 5 innings while striking out five. Jake Barrett of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization closed the door in the ninth by striking out the side. No Toronto Blue Jays prospects pitched last night for Salt River.
The Rafters are back in action tonight and will play host to the Mesa Solar Sox at 6:35 PM MST.