AFL Recap: Santos and Gift Have Three Hits Each, Pitch F/X for Black

The Scottsdale Scorpions beat Peoria 12-2 today, with help from two Pirates prospects on offense.

**Adalberto Santos went 3-for-5 with a double.

**Gift Ngoepe went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and four runs. Prior to this game he had two hits in 25 at-bats.

**Vic Black pitched a shutout inning to close out the game. He gave up a hit and two walks, while striking out two. Black threw 25 pitches, with 13 strikes. 21 of those pitches were fastballs. Pitch F/X was available, and had Black sitting 95-98 MPH, averaging 96.43 with his fastball. He threw four sliders, with one at 83 MPH and three at 84.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fred.langford.9 Fred Langford

    Those velos from Black are just smoking! Can’t wait to see Santos in Florida next Spring. I don’t know about his fielding but I know he has a little pop, a little speed, and takes pitches and just flat out hits everywhere he goes. We need a guy who can get on base so I’m sure he’ll get a good look next spring. His only issue right now is he has so few AB’s above AA.