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Scrappers end 4-game losing streak, win 3-2

Scrappers end 4-game losing streak, win 3-2
August 25, 2012
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The Scrappers got back on right track Friday night, snapping a brief four game losing streak with a 3-2 victory on the road in Auburn.

Jacob Lee got the start for the Scrappers, and found himself in early trouble.  In the first, he allowed a two-out single and walk to put runners on first and second.  He allowed the same in the second inning, with a one-out walk and single.  He was able to escape both times to keep it even through two.

The Scrappers had similar results early, putting runners on in both the first and second.  They didn’t capitalize until the third, when the offense put their first run on the board.  Dorssys Paulino started the action with a one-out walk, and promptly stole second.  Then, after Joe Sever walked, a wild pitch allowed both runners to move up giving them men at second and third. Finally with two outs, Erik Gonzalez connected with a one-out single to allow Paulino to score and give the Scrappers a 1-0 lead.

The Doubledays answered back in the bottom half, picking up a run of their own.  The run came when Lee tossed a wild pitch with a runner on third to make it 1-1.  Lee would exit after the third, allowing the one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

The Scrappers regained the lead in the fifth, when with Joe Sever on third, Erik Gonzalez dropped down a sacrifice bunt to allow the run to score and make it 2-1.  Then in the seventh, Auburn again tied the game.  Geoffrey Davenport remained in after relieving Lee, and gave up a single and allowed another runner to reach via an error.  Then after a sacrifice bunt moved the runners over, a sacrifice fly rom Shawn Pleffner tied the game at two.

The game remained knotted at two until the top of the ninth, when the Scrappers were able to push across the go-ahead run to make it 3-2.  Aaron Siliga led off with a walk, and with two outs, Joe Sever drilled his 10th double of the year to score Wendle and unknot the game.

In the ninth, Josh Martin retired the side without issue to finish off the Scrapper victory.  Martin would pick up the win for the Scrappers, while Doubleday Elliott Waterman took the loss.  The Scrappers and Doubledays will do it again tomorrow at 7:05, as the Scrappers look to take the series clinching victory.

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