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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AFL: Two Hits For Alex Dickerson in Loss
Nov07

AFL: Two Hits For Alex Dickerson in Loss

On Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions had their three game winning streak snapped, losing 4-2 to Surprise.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates were in the starting lineup on Thursday night. Alen Hanson was at the top of the order, playing shortstop. Alex Dickerson was in left field, batting clean-up. Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting in the nine hole. Leading off the game, Alen Hanson hit a hard...

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AFL: Three Hits For Alen Hanson In Win
Nov07

AFL: Three Hits For Alen Hanson In Win

On Wednesday night in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions picked up their third straight win. The 7-4 victory over Surprise came on a night that Phil Irwin started for Scottsdale and two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Prior to this current mini winning streak, the Scorpions lost eight in a row.   Alen Hanson led off for Scottsdale in the bottom of the first and lined a single into right field. He...

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AFL: Hanson and Ngoepe Collect RBI’s in Victory
Nov05

AFL: Hanson and Ngoepe Collect RBI’s in Victory

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale was able to break their eight game losing streak, winning 7-4 in ten innings at Peoria. On Tuesday, the same two teams met up in Scottsdale and the Scorpions were able to make it two in a row, winning 4-0 with help from both Pittsburgh Pirates players in the lineup.  Both Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe were in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Hanson started at shortstop and...

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AFL: Ngoepe Picks Up RBI In Scottsdale Win
Nov04

AFL: Ngoepe Picks Up RBI In Scottsdale Win

After a break this weekend, that included the appearance of Alen Hanson in the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game, the Scottsdale Scorpions came into Monday trying to break their eight game losing streak. It took extra innings, but they were able to do it with a 7-4 victory over Peoria.  Gift Ngoepe was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in Monday’s lineup. He batted lead-off and was at shortstop for the first time since...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game
Nov02

AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars All-Star game on Saturday night. Shortstop Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the game. He was on the bench to start the game, coming in on defense in the bottom of the sixth inning. The first batter after he came in was Eddie Rosario, who hit a slow hopper to Hanson and beat out to play with good hustle. Hanson made the play cleanly, but didn’t release the ball...

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