AFL Recap: Strong Start from Cody Ponce

The Arizona Fall League is winding down and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce made his last start of the season for the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday night. Taking on the Scottsdale Scorpions at home, Peoria won 6-1.

Jared Oliva was the only hitter from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the lineup. He batted third and played center field. Oliva went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, leaving him with a .326/.426/500 slash line in 24 games.

Cody Ponce had a strong start to end his season. He went five innings, giving up one run on six hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts. He threw 78 pitches, with 56 going for strikes. Ponce has a 2.35 ERA in 23 innings, with a 27:3 SO/BB ratio.

Beau Sulser came on in the eighth inning and wrapped up the game with two scoreless frames. He allowed two hits and a walk, while striking out three batters. He has a 3.14 ERA in 14.1 innings.

Here’s the boxscore.