AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief
Oct28

AFL: Benedict and Thornton Shine In Relief

On Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost their fourth straight game, going down 4-0 to Peoria. They have been a streaky team this year, losing five in a row after winning on Opening Day, then winning five in a row prior to this current losing streak.  Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was at shortstop and batting second. Hanson lined out to right field in...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Picks Up RBI in Scottsdale’s Loss
Oct26

AFL: Alen Hanson Picks Up RBI in Scottsdale’s Loss

The Scottsdale Scorpions dropped their third straight game on Saturday, losing 5-2 to Glendale. They are now 7-9 on the season and they have reached the halfway point of the Arizona Fall League. Scottsdale is off tomorrow.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup on Saturday. Alen Hanson was in at shortstop and batting lead-off. He grounded out to shortstop on the fifth pitch he saw of his first AB. Hanson has been...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles
Oct24

AFL: Alen Hanson Homers In Loss, Phil Irwin Struggles

The Scottsdale Scorpions lost to Mesa today by a 7-4 score, dropping their record to 7-7 on the season. Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup, Phil Irwin was the starter and Zack Thornton came out of the bullpen. Irwin ended up taking the loss. Alen Hanson was batting second and came up in the first inning with a man on first. He quickly made the score 2-0, belting his first homer of the AFL season. In his...

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AFL: Hanson Hits Walk-Off Single In Extra Innings
Oct23

AFL: Hanson Hits Walk-Off Single In Extra Innings

Scottsdale continued to play well after a slow start, winning 2-1 over Mesa on a walk-off hit in the tenth inning on Wednesday. They are now 7-6 on the season after losing five of their first six games.  Alen Hanson was back in the lineup after sitting out on his 21st birthday on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he was hitting second in the order. In his first AB, Hanson drew a nine pitch walk that started with five straight strikes from former...

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AFL Recap: Two Hits For Dickerson, RBI For Hanson In Win
Oct22

AFL Recap: Two Hits For Dickerson, RBI For Hanson In Win

The Scottsdale Scorpions won 5-1 over Glendale on Monday night. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup, then two more came out of the bullpen before the night was done. Scottsdale had lost five in a row after winning their season opener, but they have played better recently. They are now 5-6 on the year.  Alen Hanson batted second and came into the game with a .286 average. He came up in the first with a man on...

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