Arizona Fall League Championship: Javelinas defeat Rafters 4-3

Otto Greule Jr

Behind the bats of Mike Zunino, Rymer Liriano and Nate Roberts, the Peoria Javelinas were able to win the Arizona Fall League Championship on Saturday.

The Peoria Javelinas won the Arizona Fall League Championship on Saturday, defeating the Salt River Rafters by a final score of 4-3.

The Javelinas were aided by a couple of highly drafted prospects, including third overall pick of the Seattle Mariners Mike Zunino. The catcher accumulated three hits and two RBIs in the game, which helped make the difference for Peoria.

San Diego Padres prospect Rymer Liriano and Minnesota Twins prospect Nate Roberts each had three hits and Reds prospect Billy Hamilton added a triple that put the game out of reach.

The championship wasn't without controversy, as the Rafters issued an official protest for a play in the seventh inning in which Nationals prospect Brian Goodwin was called out for leaving third base early. At first, it had appeared he had successfully tied the game until one of the umpires overturned the call.

Chris McGuiness of the Texas Rangers was named the MVP of the league after putting up 27 RBIs, tops amongst all players.

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