Move up: Left-handed pitcher Carl Sadler, who pitched with the Scrappers in 1999-2000, made his professional debut with the Indians Wednesday. Sadler pitched 6 1/2 seasons in the minors and was 4-1 with two saves and a 2.33 earned-run average in Double-A Akron this year. At Buffalo he was 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA. Against the Oakland A's on Wednesday he entered the game with one out in the eighth inning and the bases loaded. He got the next two men out, including Dave Justice.
Southerland added: Right-handed pitcher Chip Southerland has been added to the Scrappers roster. In high school Southerland was named to the USA All-American third team. He appeared in nine games for Orange Coast Community College in southern California where he had a 7.27 ERA with the Pirates. He was not part of a decision.
Statistics: Scrappers catcher Jeff Haase is third in the New York-Penn League with seven homers and he leads the team with 23 RBIs.
On the hill: Tonight, Ryan Keefer (2-5, 3.83) will throw for the Ironbirds against the Scrappers' Keith Ramsey (1-1. 1.98). Friday, Aberdeen will send John Maine (1-1, 1.74) against Blake Allen (2-3, 3.19) of Mahoning Valley.
Medical report: Mahoning Valley catcher David Wallace, who was knocked out of a game last week when a pitch went from his bat to his face, is recovering. "He's [out] another couple of weeks, probably," Scrappers manager Chris Bando said. "His vision is fine. He's got a fractured nose and cheekbone. That needs to heal a little bit more before he gets back into action."
Promotions: Tonight is Buck Night. Grandstand, reserved and standing room only tickets are available for a dollar. Friday is jersey giveaway night. The first 1,000 fans age 14 and under receive a replica jersey.
Back again: Joe Fanto, who was the public relations director for the Scrappers in their first season, brought a group of fans to the game. A Chaney High School graduate, Fanto is now the branch manager of the National City Bank branch in Campbell.
-- Bill Sullivan