Zimmer and Shane lead Scrappers to 5-1 win in Batavia
Mahoning Valley allowed just one run in Saturday's win on the road.
BATAVIA, NY - Casey Shane, just promoted to Mahoning Valley on Friday, spent his 19th birthday making his first start for the Scrappers. Shane scattered five hits, allowing just one unearned run, while earning the win. Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in three runs as the Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 5-1.
The Scrappers took the lead in the top of the 1st inning. Greg Allen started the inning by walking and stealing second. With one out, Zimmer connected on his fourth homerun of the season for a 2-0 lead.
After the Muckdogs got an unearned run in the bottom of the 1st inning, the Scrappers would start to pull away in the top of the 4th. With one out, David Armendariz singled. Martin Cervenka would drive in Armendariz with a double high off the wall in left field. The run pushed the score out to 3-1.
Zimmer would add his third RBI of the night in the top of the 5th inning. Allen started the inning reaching on a hit by pitch. Allen promptly stole second, giving him 24 on the season. Zimmer then singled to right field to score Allen, making it a 4-1 game.
In the top of the 8th inning the Scrappers would add their final run. Zimmer singled again with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch. Leo Castillo would then single to right field to score Zimmer from second for a 5-1 lead.
Shane (1-0) went 5 innings. He allowed 5 hits and 1 unearned run. Shane did not allow a walk, and struck out 2 while earning the win. Edward Estrella would then go 2 scoreless in relief. Estrella did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out 1. Domini DeMasi followed with a perfect inning of relief. JP Feyereisen pitched a scoreless 9thinning to close out the game. Feyereisen allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
With his two steals tonight, Allen has moved into a tie with Jose Costanza for third all-time in Scrappers history with 24 steals.
The Scrappers will go for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon at 1:05. If you can’t be at Eastwood Field or on the road, catch all the Scrappers games this season with Tim Pozsgai on Sports Radio 1240 AM.