Harrison, Mercer And Lambo Combine For 10 Hits


Josh Harrison must have known it was going to be a good day when he led off the with his third double of the AFL season.  The Solar Sox kept on hitting and racked up 21 more hits enroute to an 18-9 victory over the Peoria Saguaros who committed six errors.

One of the Solar Sox hits came with two outs in the first inning after Harrison jump started the Sox.  Andrew Lambo delivered his first of three hits on the day with a line drive single to right field putting the Sox up 1-0.   Jordy Mercer stranded Lambo when he struck out to end the inning.

Harrison got a four run third inning going for the Solar Sox when he lead off with a walk.   After Lambo flew out, Mercer delievered his first of three hits on the day with a liner to left that plated Brandon Wood. Harrisons’ only out of the game ended the inning with two runners on base.

After Mesa held Peo scoreless in the bottom of the inning, the Solar Sox got back to hitting plating eight runs in the fourth.  Lambo ripped another liner to left field and plated Jeremy Moore (Angels) who extended his hit streak to eleven games.  Mercer grounded out and four batters later Harrison ripped another run scoring double.  After a Moore walk, a Wood singled loaded the bases for Lambo.

Lambo reached on an error by Peoria shortstop Eduardo Escobar (White Sox) which also allowed Moore and Harrison to score.   But again, Mercer ended the inning with a ground out. 

In the fifth inning, Harrison drove in another run with a sacrifice fly which extended the Mesa lead to 14-4.

Lambo flew out to RF to lead off the sixth. Mercer followed with his sixth double of the year.  He was stranded at third.

In the seventh, Jordany Valdespin singled to center and Harrison followed with another single to left field.  After Jeremy Moore and Tim Kennelly struck out swinging, Andrew Lambo again delivered a clutch two-out hit when he drove a line shot into the outfield grass which scored Valdespin and Harrison.  Mercer followed with a ground ball single to center moving Lambo to third, but Ryan Flaherty grounded out to end the inning.

It was fitting Harrison would finish his last at bat with a homerun.  He got it off Alexis Lara, a San Diego prospect that has really struggled this season.  Harrison now has seven extra base hits in nine games for Mesa.

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