SCRAPPERS Mendoza pitches six strong to beat Yanks
Todd Pennington and Todd Culp relieved and allowed just one hit in final three innings.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers held off the Staten Island Yankees for a 3-2 victory Saturday at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.
Dennis Malave scored the Scrappers' first run in the first inning when Miguel Quintana hit into a double play. They went ahead 3-0 in the third inning on Chad Peshke's RBI double and Quintana's RBI single.
Staten Island (41-25) came back for two runs in the sixth inning, but it got no closer.
Peshke had three of the Scrappers' seven hits.
Strong outing: Marcos Mendoza picked up the victory for the Scrappers (21-43) by allowing two runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked two.
Todd Pennington and Todd Culp relieved Mendoza and shut down the Yankees, who managed just one hit in the final three innings. Culp earned the save.
Pitcher Doug Lantz will start today for the Scrappers, while John Blankenship gets the call for Staten Island.
MAHONING VALLEYSTATEN ISLAND
Malave cf3110Castro 2b5000
Peshke 3b4131Cannizaro ss3010
Quintana rf4011Rifkin 1b4110
Morton 1b3112Duncan dh3112
Kirby lf4000Griffin lf4010
Bastardo c4010Camacho 3b4010
Finnerty dh4000Turner rf3010
Uegawachi ss3000Santos c4000
Made 2b3110Thompson cf2000
E--Turner. DP--Staten Island 2, Mahoning Valley 1. LOB--Staten Island 8, Mahoning Valley 5. HR--Duncan. 3B--Rifkin. 2B--Peshke. SB--Made.
Mendoza W, 4-2652222
Culp S, 1100003
Garcia L, 0-14 2-373311
WP--Mendoza, Pennington, Garcia. Umpires--Steve McQuaig, home; Eric Eckert, bases. T--2:20. A--6,879.