Scorpions lose to Capitals
Rex Rundgren singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth off Chris Thompson, scoring Brent Metheny with the winning run in Edmonton’s 8-7 win over Yuma on Friday at Tellus Field.
The Scorpions (30-43) led 7-6 heading into the ninth. Metheny reached base on an error by Thompson to load the bases. J.D. Closser followed with a single to score Todd Linden, but pinch runner and former Scorpion Darryl Arreola was thrown out at the plate.
It didn’t matter, however, as Rundgen followed with his third hit and fourth RBI of the game, bringing home Metheny — who earlier in the game hit his seventh home run of the year.
Yuma trailed early until a three-run third off the Capitals (43-28) and starters Lou Pote. Arnoldo Ponce hit a two-run double, the scored on a single by Jonathan Jaspe.
Yuma banged out 13 hits in the contest, including four by Gerardo Avila who raised his batting average to .407. Jaspe added three hits, and Juan Camacho had two hits and two RBIs. Joey Gathright had two stolen bases.
For Edmonton, Metheny had three hits, four RBIs and two runs scored. Rundgren scored four times, and Linden had three hits.
The series resumes at 6 p.m. today in Edmonton as the Scorps look to shake their five-game losing streak, their longest since early July.