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11/4 AFL update

DJ LeMahieu was 3-for-5 with three RBIs to help Mesa beat Salt River, 12-10, on Friday in Arizona Fall League play. He hit a solo homer in the fourth, an RBI single in the seventh and another in the eighth. LeMahieu is batting .293 in the AFL. Andrew Cashner picked up the save, striking out one in one inning. On Saturday, the AFL has it’s Rising Stars game.

– Carrie Muskat

11/2 AFL update – Tuesday’s game

Josh Vitters hit a RBI double but it wasn’t enough as Mesa lost, 7-5, on Tuesday to Surprise in Arizona Fall League play. Vitters is batting .343. Trey McNutt started and gave up three runs on four hits, including three home runs, in three innings. He struck out three. Andrew Cashner followed McNutt, and gave up two runs on three hits in one inning. Mesa faces Phoenix on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

Also on Tuesday, McNutt, pitcher Chris Carpenter and shortstop Junior Lake were named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars team.

– Carrie Muskat

10/30 AFL & winter ball update

Josh Vitters was 3-for-4 with one RBI, hitting a solo homer, and Junior Lake also homered to help Mesa beat Peoria, 8-5, on Saturday. Andrew Cashner pitched in relief, his first appearance since Oct. 14, and gave up three runs on thre hits over one innings. Cashner threw 15 pitches, 12 for strikes. Chris Carpenter was credited with a hold, giving up one hit in one scoreless inning. After an off day Sunday, Mesa returns to action Monday at Phoenix. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

In Venezuela, Bryan LaHair was 3-for-5 with three RBIs in Magallanes’ 6-5, 12-inning win over Caracas. LaHair hit two doubles, and now has 12 RBIs for the season.

– Carrie Muskat

10/26 AFL update

DJ LeMahieu had two hits, including a RBI double, and Chris Carpenter pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, in Mesa’s 10-5 win over Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Marcus Hatley, another Cubs prospect, gave up two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief for the Solar Sox. On Thursday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT. Andrew Cashner was slated to pitch in the game in relief.

– Carrie Muskat

10/20 AFL update – Thursday’s game

Josh Vitters was 1-for-3 and scored a run in Mesa’s 4-1 win over Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League play on Thursday. Vitters, who was the DH, is batting .395 in the AFL. He was the only Cubs prospect who played Thursday. On Friday, Mesa plays host to Phoenix at HoHoKam Park. Expect Andrew Cashner to see some action.

– Carrie Muskat

10/15 AFL & winter ball update

Josh Vitters went 4-for-5 and scored two runs and DJ LeMahieu had two hits, including a two-run homer, but it wasn’t enough as Mesa lost 16-8 to Surprise in Arizona Fall League play Friday. Vitters is batting .405 in the AFL. Junior Lake, another Cubs prospect, hit a solo homer for Mesa. Marcus Hatley took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over 1 2/3 innings. Andrew Cashner made his third AFL appearance, giving up two runs on two hits in one inning. He walked one and struck out one. Mesa travels to Surprise Saturday to face the Saguaros.

In the Dominican Republic, John Gaub gave up two runs on one hit and one walk in relief but Escogido held on for a 4-3 win over Licey. Catcher Steve Clevenger is also playing for the Leones and was 1-for-4 with a double in the season opener in the Dominican Winter Leagues.

In the Mexican Winter League play, Blake Parker struck out one in one-third of an inning in Hermosillo’s 15-9 win over Los Mochis. In two games, Parker has three strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings and has not given up a hit or run.

– Carrie Muskat

10/12 AFL roundup

Junior Lake went 2-for-4 and Andrew Cashner picked up the save in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 3-2 win over Scottsdale Tuesday in Arizona Fall League play. This was Cashner’s second AFL appearance, and he threw 13 pitches/eight strikes in one inning, giving up one hit. Josh Vitters was 1-for-4 and is batting .357 in the AFL. On Wednesday, the Solar Sox play host to the Peoria Javelinas at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa. First pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/9 Vitters gets three hits in loss

Josh Vitters went 3-for-5 and DJ LeMahieu 2-for-5, and each drove in one run, in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-4 loss to Salt River in Arizona Fall League play Saturday. Junior Lake, another Cubs prospect playing for the Mesa team, was 1-for-3. Andrew Cashner made his first appearance and struck out one in one inning. Chris Carpenter took the loss, giving up an unearned run in the eighth. Vitters is now batting .381. Sunday is an off day for the AFL, and on Monday, the Solar Sox play a night game in Scottsdale.

– Carrie Muskat

10/6 AFL update – Thursday’s game

Josh Vitters went 2-for-4 with two RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost, 8-7, to Surprise on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play at HoHoKam Park. DJ LeMahieu was 1-for-5 and Junior Lake 0-for-5. On Friday, the Solar Sox play the Salt River Rafters at the new Salt River facility in Scottsdale.

Andrew Cashner was expected to make his first appearance in the AFL on Saturday at HoHoKam. Cashner will pitch one inning in his first two outings, then be stretched out to two innings, depending on pitch count. He’s building up arm strength after being sidelined this season with a strained right rotator cuff.

– Carrie Muskat

10/4 AFL gets underway

The Arizona Fall League gets underway on Tuesday with the Cubs prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in Phoenix against the Desert Dogs. This is the AFL’s 20th season. Marcus Hatley, who pitched at Class A Peoria, high A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee this season, is slated to pitch in relief for the Mesa team. The Cubs’ Chris Carpenter is scheduled to throw Wednesday when the Solar Sox play at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Andrew Cashner was to pitch Thursday, and Trey Mc Nutt was to start Friday. Other Cubs on the Mesa roster include third baseman/outfielder Josh Vitters, infielder Junior Lake and infielder DJ LeMahieu.

– Carrie Muskat 

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