AFL Update: Nov. 5, 2017

There was only one National in last night’s Fall Stars game, but Victor Robles delivered the hype that MLB gave him in a 4-2 win for the AFL East.

Robles delivered just one hit, but it was the first of three runs in the bottom of the 8th that turned a 2-1 deficit into the 4-2 lead. He also walked and stole second base in the 1st and scored the go-ahead run in the 8th on an RBI single by former National Sheldon Neuse.

For his efforts, which included the game-ending putout in centerfield, Robles was named the showcase’s MVP.

Regular-season play begins tomorrow with a night game for the 1st-place Solar Sox against the 2nd-place Scorpions. The two teams are separated by just a ½ game with two weeks and nine games left to play in the 2017 AFL season.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

2 thoughts on “AFL Update: Nov. 5, 2017”

  1. Victor who? I guess there’s not a lot of pressure in front of 4,000 in the desert when you’ve already appeared in the MLB playoffs.

    The star continues to rise . . .

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