AFL Recap: Scottsdale Drops Fifth Straight


The Scottsdale Scorpions came into Saturday’s AFL game with a record of 5-5, going against the 2-6 Peoria Javelinas.

Scottsdale got on the board first, when in the top of the third inning, the Yankees’ own Aaron Judge doubled on a long fly ball to center, scoring fellow Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Austin, putting the Scorpions up 1-0.

Scottsdale would add another run in the top of the sixth, when Dante Bichette Jr. (Yankees) singled to drive in Josh Bell (Pirates). They would tack on another run an inning later when Daniel Carbonell (Giants) scored on a single off the bat of Kelby Tomlinson (Giants). 

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But Peoria would come roaring back in the bottom half of the inning, cutting the deficit to one, on a two-run double off the bat of Kes Carter (Rays).

The score would remain 3-2 Scottsdale. But in the bottom of the ninth, with two out and no one on, Kes Carter would line a solo shot into right field off of Nefi Ogando (Phillies), tying the game at three, and sending it to extras.

In the bottom of the eleventh, Jordan Smith (Indians) would line an RBI double into let field, scoring Edward Salcedo (Braves), and giving Peoria the comeback 4-3 victory.

The loss was the fifth straight for Scottsdale, dropping them to 5-6 on the season. Their next game will be Tuesday.