Another Scorpion pitcher signed by MLB club
In the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, Robby Scott got a start. He only pitched one inning, but that inning served its purpose.
Scott struck out the side in order, enough to impress the Red Sox scouts in attendance. On Friday, Boston announced they signed the 21-year-old lefty.
The Scorpions went on to win that game 3-0 against Chico, with four pitchers combining on the shutout and striking out 13 Outlaw batters. That polished of a doubleheader sweep and was their third win in a row, their second-longest winning streak of the year. They had won nine of 11 heading into Friday's game against Chico in Redding, the results of which were not available.
Scott (1-0) had been dominant since being signed by the Scorpions in June after he went undrafted out of Florida State. Opponents hit just .171 off him and he struck out 19 in 11 innings.
Scorpion reliever J.J. Leaper had his contract purchased by Oakland on Thursday.
In the win against the Outlaws (30-35), Jonathan Jaspe hit his first home run for Yuma (27-37), having played 26 games. Jose Canseco and J.J. Muse had RBIs for Yuma.
James Hoyt (2-0), the third Scorpions pitcher used, struck out five in three innings for the win.
After Friday's game, the series shifts to Chico, with doubleheaders today and Sunday.
The Scorpions entered Friday's game 11 games behind Rio Grande for the final South Division playoff spot with 32 games left to play. Chico trailed Edmonton by 8 1/2 games for the final North Division spot.