Scottsdale Scorpions 8, Glendale Desert Dogs 7
WP: J.P. Feyereisen (Yankees) (1-0), LP: Rowan Wick (Cardinals) (0-1), SV: none
HR: GLE - Willie Calhoun (Dodgers) (1); SCO - Aaron Brown (Phillies) (1)
Hitting Recap: Aaron Brown and Mitch Walding helped pull the Phillies players in the AFL out of their collective hitting slump on Friday when they combined to go 3-for-8 on the day. Brown his his first home run of the fall and drove in three runs for the Scorpions, while Walding singled and tripled in four at-bats, scoring a run. Phillies hitters are now 4-for-27 (.148) for Scottsdale.
Pitching Recap: Miguel Nunez bounced back from a rough outing to throw a shutout inning for Scottsdale, allowing just one walk in the inning. Nunez had allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings of work in the season opener on Tuesday.
Scorpions Notes: 19-year old Gleyber Torres (Yankees) delivered a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. Torres, usually a shortstop, played second base for just the second time in his career, and also had a ground-rule double earlier in the game. Torres now has a home run, two RBI and is hitting .375/.444/.875 in the AFL.