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Yankees Prospects End AFL With Victory

Yankees Prospects ended their fall season on win after an 8-5 finish against the Salt River Rafters. Aaron Judge and Greg Bird ended their fall season with two runs each, remaining key contributors to the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Judge played right field and connected for two of his five at bats, one of them a double, and contributed one RBI. Bird found himself at first base, batting 2-4, connecting for a double. He was walked and earned one RBI. Third base was played by Yankees prospect, Dante Bichette JR. He connected for three of his five at bats and contributed two RBI’s.
Prospects, Alex Smith and Kyle Haynes, both pitched one inning. Smith entered the game in the fifth inning. He faced four batters and let up one hit and one walk. Haynes closed the last game, pitching the top of the ninth inning. He faced three batters, none of which made it to base.
In the bottom of the third inning Judge and Bird connected for back-to-back doubles. Judge hit a ground ball to left field, bring home Blake Miller, while Bird would bring home Judge on a line drive to right field. Bichette connected for a single to left field and earning an RBI when Bird made it home.
The two prospects would do it again in the fourth inning. Judge first got on a base with a single to left field, followed by a line drive to right field by Bird to get on first. Judge would make it home for his second run by a hit by Elis Diaz. Bird made it home next after a walk by Kelby Tomlinson.

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