Scrappers early runs not enough in loss to Batavia
Despite recording 12 hits, Mahoning Valley only plated 6 runs.
BATAVIA, NY - For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers grabbed an early lead in the top of the first inning. For the second night in a row, they were unable to capitalize on it as the Batavia Muckdogs had an answer every time the Scrappers crossed the plate, leading to a 10-6 setback for the Scrappers.
With two outs in the first inning, Juan De La Cruz and Francisco Mejia each singled. De La Cruz then scored on Jorge Martinez’s RBI single. Mejia would come across the plate as well when Josh McAdams doubled him home for an early 2-0 lead.
The Muckdogs would then answer right back with three runs on four hits in the bottom half of the inning. The big blow was a run scoring double from Carlos Duran.
The Scrappers were able to tie the score up in the top of the third when again with two outs, Mejia doubled and then scored on Martinez’s second RBI single. Once again the Muckdogs then answered back. They scored seven runs over the next two innings on eight hits and with the aid of two Scrappers errors.
Mahoning Valley would make it closer with an RBI single from Drake Roberts in the top of the sixth innings. Roberts would then bring home two more runs in the top of the eighth innings with another two out single to bring the score to what would be the final of 10-6.
Luis DeJesus started for Mahoning Valley and lasted 3.1 innings. He gave up five runs, all earned, on seven hits. DeJesus walked three and struck out one, while taking his first loss of the season.
Dominic DeMasi relieved DeJesus in the fourth innings. DeMasi went 1.2 innings. He allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits. DeMasi walked one and struck out one.
J.P. Feyereisen then came on to work two perfect innings of relief. He did not allow a hit or a run. Feyereisen walked none and struck out one. Jose Zapata pitched the final inning for the Scrappers. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Jorgan Cavenerio started for Batavia, and allowed eight hits over six innings. He gave up four runs, all earned, while striking out six to earn his first win of the season. Juancito Martinez allowed two runs on two hits over 1.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out none. Tyler Kane then pitched the final 1.1 innings for the Muckdogs. Kane did not allow a runner to reach base.
The Scrappers will continue their road trip on Sunday as they head to Auburn to take on the Doubledays at 5:05 PM. If you can’t be at Eastwood Field catch all the Scrappers games this season with Tim Pozsgai on Sports Radio 1240 AM.