NY-PENN LEAGUE Mahoning Valley wins to remain a game back
Brian Wright had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs for the Scrappers.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Brian Wright, Bill Peavey and Ben Francisco each had three hits Tuesday as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers rode a 15-hit attack to an 11-7 win over the Jamestown Jammers.
Despite winning for the eighth time in nine tries, the Scrappers gained no ground on the Auburn Doubledays, who blanked Batavia, 13-0.
Auburn (29-19) still leads the Pinckney Division of the New York-Penn League by a game over the Scrappers (28-20), but Batavia (22-26) and Jamestown (21-25) have fallen seven games off the pace.
If the playoffs began today, Stedler Division leader (Oneonta, 32-16, .667 winning percentage), McNamara Division leader (Williamsport, 28-20, .583), Auburn and Mahoning Valley would qualify. The Scrappers scored twice in the first inning, but the Jammers plated four runs in the last of the fourth for a 4-2 lead.
Wright, who finished with four RBIs, hit his fourth homer of the year in the third and Peavey singled in Andy Baxter to tie it at 4l. Francisco, who has a 14-game hitting streak, walked in the fourth and stole third.
Francisco (3-for-4, three runs scored) came home when Jonathan Van Every ripped his sixth homer for a 6-4 cushion.
Francisco stole four bases and Van Every had three RBIs.
Jeff Haase hit his eighth homer to left in the fifth for a three-run lead. Haase had two hits, as did Baxter.
Keith Ramsey (3-1) settled down after the second inning and he retired the final 13 batters he faced. Simon Young pitched two innings and exited with a 10-4 advantage. Young permitted just one baserunner.
After the Jammers scored three times in the last of the ninth to close to 11-7, Dan Rich came in to pitch and got the final out with just one pitch.
Francisco cf4330Reed cf5123
Gomez lf1000Ordorica ss4001
Van Every lf3213Randel 2b4021
Wright rf5234Apotheker dh2000
Haase c5121Ortiz dh1000
Baxter 1b5220Word 1b3000
Peavey dh5032Hartig ph1000
Larkin 2b5000Laidlaw rf4220
Simoneaux ss4001Grzecka c2200
Peguero 3b5110Puccinelli eb2100
E--Francisco, Larkin, DeMontel, Puccinelli, Word, Simoneaux 2. DP--Mahoning Valley 0, Jamestown 1. LOB--Mahoning Valley 8, Jamestown 4. 2b--Randel, Baxter, Francisco, Wright, Peavey. 3b--Laidlaw. HR--Wright (4), Van Every (6), Haase (8). SB--Francisco 4. SF--Ordorico, Van Every.
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