The Arizona Fall League continued on Tuesday with three games among some of the hopeful up-and-comers of minor and Major League Baseball. Mesa rallied in the ninth to edge out Phoenix for a 7-5 win. Jonathan Schoop, a touted prospect in the Orioles system, went two for four with a long homer, leading Mesa to the victory. On the other side, Josh Prince, a Brewers prospect, went deep for the Phoenix Desert Dogs.
It wasn't quite as close in the Scottsdale vs. Peoria game, as the Scorpions poured it on for a 12-2 win. Slade Heathcott had the best day at the dish in the Fall League, going four for five with three extra base hits. Heathcott legged out two triples and smashed a double, finishing with five RBI in one of the most impressive games so far this year. Heathcott was a first round pick of the Yankees in 2009, a team that appears to be in desperate need of hitting after flaming out in the 2012 MLB Playoffs. On the mound for Scottsdale, it was Bobby Cassevah who cruised to the win -- striking out five and giving up no runs in five innings of work.
In the third game of the day, Salt River rallied in the late innings to beat Surprise, 4-3. Kent Matthes did most of the damage at the plate, finishing two for four with a homer and three RBI. Carlos Sanchez also had a three-hit day, and added the fourth RBI. But it was the homer by Matthes that proved to be the difference, ripping one over the wall in the bottom of the eighth for the win.