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NY-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers' Shaun Larkin enjoys walks in the park



Published: Thu, July 18, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Todd Pennington pitched two shutout innings in relief to pick up the victory.

BATAVIA, N.Y. -- For Scrappers second baseman Shaun Larkin, Mahoning Valley's 5-4 win over Batavia Wednesday night wasn't just a walk in the park. It was four walks in the park.

With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the 10th, Larkin coaxed a one-out walk -- his fourth of the game -- stole second and scored on a two-out RBI single by third baseman Pat Osborn.

Todd Pennington (3-1) pitched two shutout innings in relief to pick up the victory. Zach Minor (2-1) took the loss.

The win moved Mahoning Valley (15-14) into second place in the Pinckney Division of the New York Penn League standings. Batavia (14-15) dropped to third.

Early lead

Osborn went 3-for-4 in the game.

Designated hitter Andy Baxter went 2-for-5, scoring twice and hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning to gave Mahoning Valley a 3-1 lead.

Baxter scored his other run on a bases loaded wild pitch by Beau Richardson in the sixth inning.

Jonathan Van Every had an RBI double in the first.

Brian Slocum started for the Scrappers, but was relieved with two outs in the third inning.

For Batavia, Nielsen Abreu and Rob Cafiero each had two hits and an RBI.

Andre Marshall added a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth that tied the game at 4.

MAHONING VALLEYBATAVIA

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Larkin 2b5220Abreu ss5011

Van Every cf4221Silvera 2b5100

Osborn 3b3022Barthelemy 3b5120

Wright rf2010Cafiero 1b4111

Wallace c3000McRoberts c4131

Peavey 1b4000Marshall lh4110

Baxter dh4000Manfred df2000

Gomez lf4000Dancy rf2111

Paguero ss3010Roberson cf3232

Totals36584Totals34474

Mahoning Valley0012010001--4

Batavia0010030000--8

E--Silvera 2, Van Every, Abreu, Read. DP--Mahoning Valley 1; Batavia 2. LOB--Mahoning Valley 14; Batavia 6. 2B--Van Every, Peavey, Paguaro. 3B--Marshall, Dancy. HR--Baxter.

IPHRERBBSO

Mahoning Valley

Slocum2 1-321103

Young332213

Hernandez2-221124

Pennington W, 3-1200013

Batavia

Read463321

Moreno1-101042

Richardson2-200042

Minor L, 2-1221124

Umpires: plate Chris Thomas, bases Matt Kellam. T: 3:16. A: 1,179.




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