AUGUSTA, N.J. -- Although their bats weren't as explosive as in the past two games, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers managed nine hits in a losing cause to New Jersey 4-3 Thursday night at Skylands Park.
The Cardinals (18-19) produced the deciding run in the bottom of the fifth inning of the New York-Penn League contest.
New Jersey had a 3-0 lead when the Scrappers (9-26) scored two runs in the top of the fifth.
Skip Schumacher paced the Cardinals with three singles. John Nelson, Jesse Roman and Seth Davidson added two hits apiece.
Richie Burgess worked four innings, allowed four hits and struck out two to pick up the win.
Mike Edwards went 4-for-5 to lead the Scrappers.
MAHONING VALLEY NEW JERSEY
Peschke c4100Nelson rf3021
Edwards dh1141Delosantos ss4000
Quintana rf5010Roman 1b3220
Munoz 1b2000Schmitt 3b4111
Morton ph/1b2000Schumaker cf40030
Bastardo c4011Robion lf3001
Van Every cf4010Fox dh3000
Kirby lf3000Netwall c3101
Wade 2b3110Davidson 2b3020
E--Colmenter. DP--.Mahoning Valley 1. LOB--Mahoning Valley 10. New Jersey 5. 3B--.Roman, Schumaker. 2B--Edwards, Robinson. SB--.Nelson CS--Davidson. SF--Nelson.
Lantz L 1-4463213
Correa W 1-2353313
Blasdell s 4100002
WP--Burgess. HBP--Lantz. Correa. . Umpires--Home Neil Yates. Bases, Chris Thomas. Time 2:39. A--4,142