SCRAPPERS Field pitches six strong to lead victory
Two runs in the sixth inning put the Scrappers on top.
FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Luke Field pitched six strong innings, allowed only five hits and struck out five as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers posted a 3-1 victory over Hudson Valley on Wednesday at Dutchess Stadium.
Behind 1-0, the Scrappers (13-29) scored the deciding runs in the New York-Penn League game in the top of the sixth inning.
With two away, Rickie Morton hit a home run. Miguel Quintana singled to right and stole second. Brian Kirby doubled and Quintana scored.
Morton singled home Billy Munoz with an insurance run in the eighth.
Strong relief: The Scrappers' Mark Turnbow worked 12/3 shutout innings in relief as he struck out three. Chris Cooper finished up. He gave up two hits and struck out one in 11/3 innings.
Hudson Valley (23-20) actually outhit the Scrappers 9-8 with Luis Depaula, Aaron Clark and Luis Candelario getting two hits apiece.
Morton was the key hitter for the Scrappers, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Quintana hit two singles and stole a base.
MAHONING VALLEYHUDSON VALLEY
Van Every cf2000Cortez 3b4000
Edwards 3b2000Depaula ss4020
Munoz 1b4110Gonzalez 2b4010
Finnerty 1b0000Reece dh4000
Morton dh4132Clark cf1120
Quintana rf4120Candelario rf4020
Kirby lf4011O'Brien 1b4000
Guglielmelli c4000Wolotka lf2010
Uegawachi ss4000Harrison lf1010
Lillash 2b3010Merritt c4000
E--Lockwood. DP--Scrappers 1, Renegades 1. LOB--Scrappers 5, Renegades 8. HR--Morton. 3B--Gonzalez. 2B--Munoz, Morton, Kirby, Clark. SB--Quintana, Candelario.
Field W, 3-3651115
Lockwood L, 3-5762225
HBP--by Lockwood (Van Every). PB-- Guglielmelli Umpires--Home: Brent Rice. Bases: Brett McCrery. T--2:37. A--4,494.