Carter Rolling Along

Carter Rolling Along
November 10, 2010, 2:18 pm
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Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010
Posted: 8:15 a.m.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEPeoria Saguaros White Sox
Anthony Carter was one of the few bright spots in what was a dismal regular season for the Birmingham Barons. Carter saved 22 games for one of the worst teams in minor league baseball and headed into the AFL season as a pitcher worth watching.

Carter proved again on Tuesday night that hes just more than roster filler. He saved his third game for the Saguaros, who defeated the Peoria Javelinas, 6-4. Carter fanned two in a scoreless inning of work, giving him 14 strikeouts in eight innings over eight appearances.

Charlie Leesman also had one of his better AFL efforts, tossing a scoreless inning of his own. Leesman, who combined to win 14 games at Winston-Salem and Birmingham, had allowed runs in seven of his previous eight outings.

Infielder Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-5 and scored a run though he struck out three times while outfielder Jared Mitchell was 1-for-4 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He has fanned 22 times in 67 at-bats.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.