The Scottsdale Scorpions won the 2010 Arizona Fall League title with a 3-2 win over Peoria Javelinas with Nationals prospects making impacts throughout the game.
Sammy Solis won the game, Cole Kimball pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save, Bryce Harper had the go-ahead RBI single and Stephen Lombardozzi smacked an RBI double to plate the eventual winning run.
Solis pitched four solid innings with Kimball getting a strike out and a pair of weak infield grounders to save it. Kimball was hitting 96 to 98 miles per hour on the radar gun according to MLB Network.
Derek Norris caught Solis and went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Michael Burgess even got on base with a walk in the eighth inning.
Solis went four innings, throwing 72 pitches with 43 for strikes. He allowed two runs but only one was earned, walked one and struck out three. The Scorpions used five relievers, including Kimball, to shut down Peoria from there and win their first ever AFL Championship.
It was also special for Harrisburg Senators manager Randy Knorr to lead this squad and he may have a lot of these guys to coach in the near future on his ballclub in the summer.
I will catch up with Kimball later today so stay tune for his thoughts on the Scorpions’ amazing AFL run to victory.