Connor Seabold

Phils prospects play big role in Scottsdale win

The Phillies prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League are all members of the Scottsdale Scorpions. Friday night, the Scorpions were overtaken by Phillies prospects as Connor Seabold had a dominant outing and young Phillies players pounded out six hits in an 8-6 win over the Surprise Saguaros.

Seabold put down the first eight batters he faced, four of them on strikeouts. After giving up a base-hit, Seabold then struck out Royals outfield prospect Brewer Hicklen. The strikeout ended Seabold’s three-inning outing as he allowed just one hit, struck out five and didn’t walk a batter for the Scorpions.

Fellow Phillies prospect Mickey Moniak, who had two hits in the win, told MLB.com that he was impressed by Seabold’s outing. “Seabold was unbelievable. He’s continuing what he did the last half of the season for us and it was really fun to watch in center field.”

Moniak finished the night with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.

Phillies top prospect Alec Bohm picked up four hits in the game, including a double, scoring once and driving in two runs. “It’s fun to come out here and play with some other guys and still have your normal teammates,” Bohm told MLB.com of the AFL experience.

Pitching prospect JoJo Romero followed Seabold to the mound and gave up three runs – one earned – in 1 1/3 innings of work, allowing three hits and two walks. The big blow against Romero was a home run by Bubba Thompson (Rangers).

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