Arizona Fall League: Angels’ results in Fall Stars Game

By Ryan Ritchey

Saturday night brought baseball back to our T.V.’s as the Arizona Fall Stars Game was broadcast live on MLB Network. The Angels had two players in the game, third baseman Kaleb Cowart and right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott. Cowart got the start at third base and batted eighth while Gott came out of the bullpen for an inning of work.

The first play of the game, was a ground ball to third base and Cowart made a nice play on the high chopper showing great athleticism and easy arm strength across the diamond. The next ball was a slow dribbler towards third making Cowart charge but he couldn’t get the handle on the ball to throw to first. Even if he would have fielded it cleanly, he would have had a hard time getting the speedy Tyrone Taylor of the Brewers organization.

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Cowart came to the plate with one out in the second inning with runners at the corners. He hit a groundball to second, but beat the throw on the double play turn to give him a fielders choice and an RBI. He would later advance to second on a wild pitch and score on a Dalton Pompey triple. Cowart’s night ended with him going 0-for-2 with an RBI and run scored.

The top of the 6th was Trevor Gott’s inning of relief. He started out ahead of Hunter Renfroe 1-2, before Renfroe hit a home run to left on a pitch left out over the plate. That brought the West team within 4-2. The rest of the inning was relatively easy for Gott, getting a strikeout swinging, a flyout to left field and a ground ball to himself to end the inning.

Gott showed great movement with both his fastball and breaking pitches. His fastball was sliding away from lefties out of the zone and he had both righties and lefties guessing on his breaking pitches. Home runs are going to happen, but when they are solo shots they can’t hurt you and Gott was able to come back and get the next three hitters. It was a nice showing by the both players on the main stage with some of the best prospects the game has to offer.

The Arizona Fall League regular season will come to an end on November 13 with the Championship Game on the the 15th. The Mesa Solar Sox currently sit 3.5 games back in the division with eleven days to go.