photo: Roel Ramirez (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)
Outfielder Conner Capel, infielder Kramer Robertson and pitcher Roel Ramirez were in the starting lineup for Glendale in Friday’s AFL finale. Capel went 1-for-3, a single, and Robertson went 2-for-2, both singles, plus a walk, and scored. In three innings, Ramirez gave up one run on two hits to earn the win.
Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Friday, October 25.
St. Louis Cardinals position players Conner Capel and Kramer Robertson and pitcher Roel Ramirez started Friday’s game for Glendale against Surprise. This was the finale of the regular AFL season.
Capel played in left field and hit seventh in the lineup, going 1-for-3. Capel flied out to center in his first at bat, then struck out swinging, and hit an infield single to first base. He posted a slash line of .266/.330/.418 in 22 AFL games.
Kramer Robertson was the second sacker and batted ninth. He went 2-for-2 with a walk and run scored. Robertson singled to center in his first at bat, walked, and hit an infield single to short. The infielder posted a slash line of .269/.424/.385 in eight AFL games.
Roel Ramirez was the starting pitcher for Glendale. The right-hander went three innings and gave up one run on two hits while fanning three and walking one to earn the win. One of the hits was a solo home run and he also had a wild pitch. Ramirez threw 43 pitches, 32 for strikes. He posted an AFL record of 2-0 with an ERA of 2.03 in nine AFL appearances, including three starts.
The Desert Dogs scored twice in the first and held a 2-1 lead into the fifth, when they pulled away with three runs.
No other Cardinals saw action.
By going 8-2 over their last 10 contests, Glendale ended with a 14-15 record for the AFL season and crawled out of last place, tying Peoria for second place in the AFL West.
The AFL Championship game between the winners of the AFL East (Salt River) and AFL West (Surprise) will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s game: No game scheduled. End of AFL season for Glendale.
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