Peoria faced off against the Scottsdale Scorpions Thursday afternoon. For the first time this fall, they were victorious by a score of 6-3.
None of the four Astros’ pitchers took the mound for the Javelinas, but Houston’s three hitters did play in the win. The one-two punch of Delino DeShields and Nolan Fontana combined to go 4-6 atop the order and were both vital parts of the victory. This could prove to be a glimpse into the future for the Astros.
- DeShields wasted no time in getting things started for Peoria. On the afternoon, the centerfielder was 2-3 with a walk, an RBI, two runs scored, and his second stolen base of the fall. The leadoff man started the afternoon with a walk, moved to third via two walks (including one by Fontana), and then scored on a wild pitch as part of a three run first inning. He then had a run scoring single in the second inning.
- Fontana did leave DeShields stranded after his second inning single by striking out, but he redeemed himself later in the game. The shortstop subsequently walked and doubled twice (one of which drove in a run) while also scoring a run.
- Japhet Amador‘s afternoon was not as good as his Astros teammates. The hulking first baseman was 0-4 with a strikeout and also made an error at first base.