Francellis Montas earns ‘W’ for Desert Dogs


Sep 20, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of practice baseballs before the game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The pitching combo of Francellis Montas and Chris Bassitt, both prospects of the Chicago White Sox, led the Glendale Desert Dogs to a 7-5 victory on Wednesday in their Arizona Fall League game against the Salt River Rafters.

Montas was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs on four hits and two walks in his three innings on the mound. The 6-2, 185-pound right-handed pitcher also walked two and now has an ERA in the AFL of 1.42.

He was relieved by Bassitt, who pitched 2.2 innings of relief. Bassitt allowed no runs on one hit and one walk. Bassitt (1.29 ERA) finished with four strikeouts.

The day wasn’t kind to another White Sox prospect in Scott Snodgress. Snodgress (5.40 ERA) earned a hold, but allowed two earned runs in 1.1 innings of relief pitching. He walked one and allowed a home run.

At the plate, 2013 White Sox first-round pick Tim Anderson was 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Anderson hit a home run in the seventh inning, as he has really begun to turn things on this fall.

Anderson, who was the designated hitter, now bats second in the order and has a fall batting average of .400.

Nick Basto was 1-for-3 with one walk. Basto played first base in the win.

The Desert Dogs win puts them at 3-3-1 this fall.