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November 11, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Late rally helps Scorpions shock Saguaros

11/11 Cup of Coffee: A two-out ninth inning rally helped propel the Scottsdale Scorpions over the Surprise Saguaros, 2-1.

The Saguaros jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first, receiving an RBI single from Mike Olt (TEX). Scottsdale was held at bay until the sixth, when Mike Trout’s (LAA) RBI ground out tied the game, 1-1. The game remained knotted until the bottom of the ninth, when the Scorpions staged a stunning two out rally. Surprise reliever Jeremy Jeffress (KC) quickly struck out the first two batters of the inning before running into difficulty. With two down, Dan Butler walked and subsequently advanced to second on a passed ball. Cody Overbeck (PHI) followed with a walk of his own, leaving runners on first and second. Joe Panik (SF) then stepped up to the plate and laced an RBI single that gave the Scorpions a walk-off victory.

Butler was 0 for 3 with a run scored and a walk as Scottsdale’s catcher. Alex Hassan drew the start in left field, going 0 for 2 with 2 walks. Ryan Dent batted ninth for the Scorpions and was 0 for 2 with a walk.

Scottsdale will look to continue their winning ways as they square off against the Phoenix Desert Dogs this afternoon.