Scrappers let early lead, win slip away
Argenis Reyes led Mahoning Valley with four hits.
AUBURN, N.Y. -- An early lead did not hold up as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost to the Auburn Doubledays 8-3 Monday at Falcon Park.
The Scrappers (21-23) seized a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the New York-Penn League game.
Argenis Reyes went 4-for-5 for the Scrappers, who were outhit 11-8.
The Scrappers lost seven straight games last week before taking their last two contests.
Reyes led off the game with a bunt single. Brett Parker singled to right, and a fielding error advanced both batters.
Wyatt Toregas singled to the shortstop, scoring Reyes with the first run of the game, but Mike Butia struck out.
Chris Gimenez followed and reached on an error that scored Parker and advanced Toregas to third.
Tim Montgomery made it a 3-0 game with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Toregas.
The Doubledays (32-9) scored twice in the last of the first, then tied the score at 3-all in the third frame.
The Doubledays took a 5-3 lead in the fourth with a two-run outburst.
Auburn added two more runs in the fifth and one more in the last of the eighth.
Reyes 2b5140Mathews cf5220
Parker 3b5110Klosterman ss4320
Toregas c4111Nielsen dh3010
Butia lf3000Hall 2b4000
Gimenez 1b3000Thigpen c2113
Montgmry cf3001Lind lf4010
Encarnacion rf4010Metropols 1b1000
Clem dh3000Cannon 1b3212
Finegan ss3010Mangioni rf4010
E--Reyes, Parker, Klosterman, Mangioni, Armstrong. LOB--Mahoning Valley 8, Auburn 6. 2B--Mangioni. HR--Cannon. SF--Montgomery, Thigpen. SB--Gimenez. DP--Mahoning Valley 2, Auburn 3.
Laffey L, 0-13 2-385313
Leonard W, 3-1573134
PB--Toregas. HBP--by Laffey (Nielsen), by Day (Clem). T--2:34. A--1,949.