Update: Alex Gordon slams first professional homer!

Photo courtesy of RC Correspondent Jason DeHaai.

In the bottom of the fifth inning of today's AFL game between the Surprise Scorpions and Grand Canyon Rafters, RC #1 prospect Alex Gordon hit his first professional home run, a two-run shot to center field off of Matt Smith. Congratulations, Alex!

Editor's note: After going 2-for-4 today with yet another walk, Gordon has his batting average at .300 for the first time. His current line, as we figure, is .300/.440/.500. Not a bad start for his first seven professional games!


RC delivers more photos of AFL action...

Alex Gordon heads toward the Scorpion dugout after an inning.

Here's a good shot of Gordon's stride.

Billy Butler is getting ready to do some damage.

Sure enough, Butler slammed a three-run homer to left. That's Howie Kendrick on the right, and Josh Anderson on the left.

Thanks again to Jason DeHaai for the great photos, which were all taken on October 20.

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