AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale
Nov14

AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale

On the last day of the Arizona Fall League regular season, the Scottsdale Scorpions dropped their seventh straight game, going down 3-2 to Salt River. They finished the season with a 10-21 record, worst in the AFL.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup on Thursday. Alen Hanson was in the lead-off spot, with Alex Dickerson hitting fifth and in right field, while Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting eighth....

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AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss
Nov13

AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss

On Wednesday night in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale lost their 20th game, dropping an 8-5 decision to Salt River. It was the sixth straight loss for the Scorpions, who at one time had a 7-6 record. Since then, they are 3-14, leaving them with the worst record in the AFL.  Alex Dickerson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was batting fifth and playing left field. In his first AB, Dickerson grounded...

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AFL: Phil Irwin Makes His Final Fall Start
Nov12

AFL: Phil Irwin Makes His Final Fall Start

In Arizona Fall League action from Tuesday afternoon, Phil Irwin made his final start for Scottsdale and ran into trouble after being spotted a big early lead. Tyler Waldron followed him and picked up the loss in the 9-7 defeat to Surprise, dropping the Scorpions to 10-19 on the season.  Phil Irwin came into the game with a 1-2, 7.71 record in four starts, allowing 15 hits and five walks, while striking out 11 in 11.2 innings. The...

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AFL: Dickerson and Hanson Reach Base in Loss
Nov11

AFL: Dickerson and Hanson Reach Base in Loss

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost 8-2 to Surprise. They have now lost four in a row and drop to 10-18 on the season.  Both Alen Hanson and Alex Dickerson were in the lineup for Scottsdale. Hanson was in his usual two spot at shortstop and Dickerson was moved down to the six hole, playing left field. Two other Pittsburgh Pirates players got into the game before it was over. In his first at...

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AFL: Scottsdale Eliminated From Playoffs
Nov09

AFL: Scottsdale Eliminated From Playoffs

In the Arizona Fall League on Saturday afternoon, the Scottsdale Scorpions nearly got shutout again by Glendale, this time losing by a 3-2 score. They didn’t collect their first hit until the seventh inning and had just three in the game. Four Pittsburgh Pirates players got into action.  Both Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe were in the lineup on Saturday, after each sat out last night’s game. Hanson was at shortstop and...

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AFL: Quiet Night For Dickerson in Shutout Loss
Nov08

AFL: Quiet Night For Dickerson in Shutout Loss

On Friday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions were shutout 1-0 by Glendale. The Scorpions had just four base runners all night, collecting two singles, a double and a walk. Alex Dickerson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the lineup on Friday night. He moved up to third in the batting order and he was in right field. Dickerson has been switching back and forth between right and left field. In his first...

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