STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island Yankees scored five runs in the eighth inning to put the finishing touches on a 10-3 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.
The Yankees (42-25) recorded 14 hits against Scrappers pitching, including five for extra bases.
Mahoning Valley, meanwhile, struggled again with its offense, managing just two runs and three hits off Staten Island starter John Blankenship, who improved to 3-0.
Scrappers left fielder Travis Santini had two of the team's six hits, including a home run. Chad Peshke and Keith Lillash doubled for the Scrappers (21-44).
Doug Lantz (4-6) started and took the loss for the Scrappers. In 5 1-3 innings, he allowed four runs on six hits while striking out five and walking two.
Scott Sturkie and Jason MacIntosh relieved Lantz and gave up six runs over the final 2 2-3 innings.
MAHONING VALLEYSTATEN ISLAND
Malave cf4110Castro 2b4010
Peshke 3b4011Cannizaro ss5111
Quintana rf4000Rifkin 1b5131
Morton 1b4000Duncan dh5110
Guglielmelli c4000Griffin lf3110
Myers dh3100Camacho 3b3221
Santini lf4122Turner rf4222
Lillash 2b3010Thompson cf4225
Uegawachi ss4010Evans c3010
E--Rifkin, Turner. DP--Mahoning Valley 1. LOB--Mahoning Valley 8, Staten Island 6. HR--Santini, Camacho, Thompson. 3B--Thompson. 2B--Peshke, Lillash, Cannizaro, Turner. CS--Malave. SH--Griffin.
Lantz L, 4-65 1-364425
Blankenship W, 3-0732235
HBP--by Lantz (Evans). T--2:36. A--4,769.