Owen White’s strong start help Saguaros move to 2-0

The Surprise Saguaros moved to 2-0 in the young season of the Arizona Fall League with their 1-0 win over the Rafters. It was in part thanks to the strong start by Rangers pitching prospect Owen White, a right-hander drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 draft.

White, 22, pitched five scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. He threw a total of 73 pitches-46 of which were strikes and he was able to generate 10 swing and misses. White did not pitch in 2019 due to injury, 2020 due to the lost season. That makes what he has done this season and outing even more impressive. White pitched 33.1 innings with Down East across eight starts this season. He had a 3-1 record with a 3.24 earned run average, walking 12 and striking out 54.

In total the Saguaros pitching staff issued five walks and struckout eleven. Another Ranger pitching prospect had a scoreless outing, right-hander Eudrys Manon. Manon pitched the 9th inning and allowed one hit and struckout one earning the save.

Ezequiel Duran was the only Ranger prospect in the line-up for the Saguaros. He went 0-3 at the plate.

The lone run for the Surprise Saguaros came from a solo home run off the bat of Ivan Johnson in the bottom of the 3rd inning.