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Oakland Athletics Minor League Notebook: Sheldon Neuse grand for Mesa

Game #2 in the Arizona Fall League schedule was a productive one for two Oakland Athletics prospects.

Sheldon Neuse / Photo by Kimberly Contreras
Sheldon Neuse had a three-hit game for the Mesa Solar Sox. / Photo by Kimberly Contreras

The Mesa Solar Sox got their first Arizona Fall League victory on Wednesday with a 9-4 win over the Scottsdale Scorpions. Oakland Athletics prospect Sheldon Neuse provided the big blow for the Solar Sox, hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning that took a 5-4 Mesa lead and stretched it to 9-4.

Neuse had a huge game, collecting two singles to go along with the grand slam. Neuse scored three runs. He played shortstop and started two double-plays.

OaklandClubhouse Arizona Correspondent Kimberly Contreras was at the game and took video of Neuse’s blast.

Sheldon Neuse hits a grandslam

Tyler Ramirez hit lead-off for a second straight game and went 0-4 with a walk for a second straight game, as well. Nolan Blackwood made his AFL debut in the ninth and worked around a two-out single to close out the win. Blackwood struck-out two. Below is video from Kimberly of Blackwood recording the final out.

Nolan Blackwood closes out the win


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