Rangers Luisangel Acuna hit Arizona’s second Fall League home run
October 6: Texas Rangers inside prospect Luisangel Acuña hit his second home run in Arizona Fall League action in the Saguaros’ upset 8-6 victory over Salt River, which brought the Saguaros at 3-1.
Acuña hit the home run in the top of the third inning, in a 2-on-3 game that included two runs and a stolen base.
Cody Freeman, a Rangers catch prospect, hit the ninth and went 0 for 3.
On Wednesday, the Rangers beat the Glendale Desert Dogs, 6-5. Aaron Zavala and Trevor Hauver went 0 for 3.
October 4: Texas Rangers prospect Grant Wolfram struck out six in two innings of work for the Surprise Saguaros on Tuesday, a game that turned out to be a 6-4 loss to Peoria.
The game was notable for the Arizona Fall League debut of first-round pick Kumar Rocker, who pitched the first inning.
But it was Wolfram who really impressed, as he struck out six and walked one in two innings of work.
Other Rangers prospects on Tuesday night included:
Pitcher Nick Starr, who pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowed a hit and a run while striking out one.
Infielder Luisangel Acuna, who went 1 for 5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Receiver Cody Freeman, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Surprise returns Wednesday against the Glendale Desert Dogs.
October 3: Texas Rangers prospects Trevor Hauver and Aaron Zavala both homered in their Arizona Fall League debut on Monday as the Surprise Saguaros beat the Salt River Rafters 11-6.
The Rangers have nine players in the Arizona Fall League, all playing for the Saguaros.
Hauver and Zavala both completed their 2022 seasons with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, which won the Texas League Championship.
Hauver hit his home run in the top of the seventh inning, which was a three-run shot. This gave Surprise a 10-3 lead. Hauver had a single point early in the second. He was the designated hitter and went 2 for 2 with four RBIs and two walks. He also scored a point.
Zavala’s home run was a solo shot that came in the eighth inning. He played right field and went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
They weren’t the only Rangers hopes in the Surprise lineup on Monday.
Luisangel Acuña started at shortstop and went 2 for 5.
The Surprise Team includes players from the Rangers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.
In other AFL games on Monday, the Peoria Javelinas beat the Glendale Desert Dogs 5-3 and the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Mesa Solar Sox 7-4.
The action continues Tuesday when Surprise takes on Peoria late at 8:35 a.m. PT. Earlier Tuesday, Salt River takes on Glendale and Scottsdale takes on Mesa.
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