Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Alex Dickerson and Gift Ngoepe Double in Loss

AFL Recap: Alex Dickerson and Gift Ngoepe Double in Loss

Mesa knocked off Scottsdale for the second straight day, winning on Tuesday afternoon by a 7-4 score. It was the fifth straight loss for the Scorpions, who used five different Pirates players today. At the plate, Scottsdale continued to have trouble making contact, following up a 17 strikeout game on Friday, with 15 strikeouts on Tuesday.
Hanson has made five errors already in the AFL
For the first time, three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Alen Hanson was at shortstop batting lead-off. Alex Dickerson was in left field, batting in the clean-up spot and Gift Ngoepe was batting ninth and playing second base.
Leading off the game, Alen Hanson tried unsuccessfully to bunt his way on, as the first baseman retired him unassisted. He went down swinging in his second ti...

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