Oct 11, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 180 views
Terriers Open Arizona Trip With Game Versus Texas Ranger Recruits
Surprise, AZ - After a spirited practice Monday night at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Terriers played game one of their eight game Arizona trip at the Texas Rangers complex Tuesday morning. The Terriers were very competative at times, however the pro competition proved to be a little to much overall, in this 14-4 loss.
Right hander Dayton Dawe got the start versus a Texas team made up of professional players from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Travis Laitar, Travis Seabrooke, Brock Beirness, Lee Condon, Mike Morley and Jeff Baggaley would also all get an inning of work against the free swinging Rangers.
The Terriers offensive highlights came late in the game when Geoff Seto doubled, then scored on a RBI triple down the right field line by shortstop Robert Grilli. Jon Palumbo was next in and singled to left, scoring Grilli.
With one out in the top of the seventh, TJ Baker laced a ball to the left center field gap for a double, then eventually scored on a throwing error by the Rangers catcher. The Terriers biggest blow of the day came off the bat of catcher Nick Dimpfel, a towering homer over the fence in left.
*Travis Seabrooke did not allow a run in his inning of work
* Travis Laitar had a strike out in his inning
* Mike Morley struck out two Ranger hitters
* Zack Choy singled up the middle in the top of the third
* Bruce Yari lined a double down the left field line
* Toby Handley had two walks and a stolen base
* Geoff Seto had a stolen base
The Terriers will practice again Tuesday night, then play seven straight games against teams from all over the United States.