The weather in the Scottsdale area has been uncharacteristically wet during the first two weeks in October, setting a record with over 5 inches of rainfall. “But we need it out here” is the refrain of the locals, while those of us from the East Coast look forward to sunshine. We do however welcome the moderating temperatures. It’s never a picnic sitting in the stands at Camelback/Glendale Stadium, normally a sweat box in October/November. But yesterday the temperature stayed in the low 70s as the sun managed to melt away the rain clouds making it safe for fans of all ages to come out to the ballpark.
Looking to even their record at 3-3, the Scorpions had two Phillies in their starting lineup. Luke Williams, the pride of Park Ridge, Illinois, was in right field again, with Arquimedes Gamboa moving from shortstop over to third base.
If you’re wondering about his “atta boy” nickname, it’s “Gamby”. I like this kid so far, as he manages to find a way to put his bat on the ball, and stays alert at the plate, on the bases, and in the field.
Luke Williams is a grinder who is trying to make the most of his opportunity. Seems like a nice kid, and I’m not just saying that because he’s from Park Ridge.
Here’s a representative situation where he battled to a 3-2 count and fouled off a tough pitch to stay alive.
The Scorpions pulled off a 6-1 victory, climbing back to .500. We’ll be off to Scottsdale Stadium in a couple of hours for a night game to root the boys on, Blue Moon in hand (bring your own orange).