Jase Bowen hits a game winning 3-run home run in the 9th inning and more from Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in Monday night's AFL action
Following a 7-6 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday night, the Salt River Rafters are now 8-5 in Arizona Fall League play. Multiple Pittsburgh Pirates prospects played a big role in this victory.
Jack Brannigan started at shortstop with Jase Bowen in right field. While Brannigan, who has been swinging a better bat in the last week, went 0-for-4 with a walk, Bowen played a major role for the Rafter offense.
Bowen continues to rake for the Rafters going 2-for-4 with a walk, his 2nd home run of the AFL season, he scored a pair of runs, and drove in 3. Bowen's home run came in the clutch, as the 3-run blast came with two outs in the 9th inning and the Rafters trailing 6-4. With this performance, Bowen is now hitting .383 with a 1.113 OPS in AFL play.
A trio of Pirate pitching prospects pitched out of the bullpen, playing a role in the victory for the Rafters. Lefty J.C. Flowers threw 9 of his 14 pitches for strikes while recording a strikeout in a 1-2-3 5th inning.
Righty Cam Junker took the ball with two outs in the 6th inning. Junker allowed an unearned run on a hit and a strikeout in 1 inning pitched. Nick Dombkowski then replaced Junker with two outs in the 7th inning. The lefty faced two batters, allowing a single before recording a fly out to end the inning.
Make sure to stay tuned here at Rum Bunter as Arizona Fall League play carries on. We will continue to have you covered on how Pirate prospects are performing in the AFL.