Alen Hanson

Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson, Big Night For Altoona Bats

A few highlights from last night’s 10-1 Altoona win, plus the walk-off winner in extra innings for Indianapolis. First off, with some nice fielding from shortstop Alen Hanson. It looks like Jarek Cunningham was going to make the short hop pick and throw, but the ball gets by him and Hanson was there to make the play and a strong, accurate throw.

When a team wins 10-1, there is going to be some highlights from the bats and below, Stetson Allie and Willy Garcia provide the extra base hits. Neither is hitting for average yet, though both are showing some power. Garcia’s highlight up first, as he hits a drive into the left-center gap.

Later in the game, Stetson Allie just misses a home run and has to settle for a double.

Finally, Indianapolis won 6-5 in 11 innings last night over Louisville and Adalberto Santos provided the game winning hit, which scored Tony Sanchez from second base. Just like the Pittsburgh Pirates, last night’s Indianapolis game ended with the winning team celebrating a walk-off hit on the field. Did I mention that the Louisville Bats are the farm team of the Cincinnati Reds?

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • themmis

    Keep up these Minor League reports! Just awesome!

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