First AFL victory for Jeremy Hill

Posted Oct 12, 2005

Mets prospect Jeremy Hill earned his first Arizona Fall League win Tuesday, pitching two scoreless innings in the Grand Canyon Rafters' 8-2 victory over Surprise.

Yankees prospect Eric Duncan homered twice in the contest, belting a solo shot in the third inning and a three-run blast in the seventh.

Hill was the third Grand Canyon pitcher to work, following four innings from Glen Perkins and Ricky Barrett (Twins), and did not allow a hit in the two innings, striking out one.

The 28-year-old righthander came back from Tommy John surgery and split the 2005 season between Class-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton.

Hill was 0-0 with a 2.35 ERA and one save in seven appearances for St. Lucie before joining Binghamton in July, where he was 1-3 with a 4.29 ERA and four saves in 19 appearances.

Surprise – which lost for the first time this season - managed only four hits in the game. New York's Chase Lambin contributed a double to Grand Canyon's 15-hit attack.

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