November 17, 2011 at 6:35 AM
11/17 Cup of Coffee: A close game went the way of the Peoria Javelinas as the Scottsdale Scorpions fell 4-3 in 7 innings.
Peoria wasted no time getting on the board, plating two runs in the top of the first on an RBI triple by Kentrail Davis (MIL) and a Juan Lagares (NYM) RBI ground out. The Scorpions retaliated in the bottom half of the frame, tying the game on RBI ground outs by Brandon Crawford (SF) and Darin Ruf (PHI). In the third, the Javelinas took a 4-2 lead on an RBI double by Davis and an RBI single by Jaff Decker (SD). The Scorpions drew to within one in the fifth on Joe Panik’s (SF) RBI ground out, but were held in check for the rest of the game.
Jeremy Kehrt received the start for the Scorpions, picking up the loss for his 3.0 innings of work, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and striking out 1. Will Latimer followed Kehrt out of the bullpen and tossed a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 3. Alex Hassan was 0 for 3 as the Scorpions left fielder. Dan Butler hit eighth and started at catcher, going 0 for 2 with a walk. Ryan Dent batted ninth and played third base, going 0 for 3 with a strikeout.
The Scorpions wrap up Arizona Fall League play this afternoon as they face the Mesa Solar Sox.