NY-PENN LEAGUE Slumping Scrappers return home tonight
Mahoning Valley has lost eight of its last 10 games.
AUBURN, N.Y. -- The Auburn Doubledays continued their mastery over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers with a 10-3 win Tuesday.
The Scrappers took a 1-0 lead in the top of third inning but the Doubledays responded by scoring three times in the last of the frame.
Auburn (33-9) added three more runs in the fourth and led 6-1 after six innings.
Mahoning Valley (21-24) cut the deficit to 6-3 in the top of the seventh then surrendered four runs in the last of the inning to fall behind 10-3.
Shortstop Brian Finegan had his best game of the season at the plate.
Finegan went 4-for-4 with two doubles, his first home run of the season and he drove in all three runs.
However, Argenis Reyes had his 23-game hitting streak snapped.
The streak was the longest in the New York-Penn League this year and the longest in Scrappers' history.
Entering the game Reyes was hitting .328, third best in the NYPL. He leads the league with 58 hits and is first with 16 stolen bases.
Mahoning Valley has now lost eight of its last 10 outings.
The Scrappers begin a three-game series against Tri-City (27-17) tonight at Eastwood Field.
Reyes cf5000Mathews cf5122
Szabo 2b5000Klosterman ss4220
Parker 3b3000Nielsen rf5122
Butia lf4000Thigpen c3100
Gimenez rf3020Lind lf5023
Montgomry dh4120Mangioni dh2100
acheco 1b3100Esposito 3b4000
Casillas c4000Armstrong 2b3100
Finegan ss4143Cannon 1b4333
E--Parker. LOB--Mahoning Valley 8, Auburn 8. 2B--Gimenez, Finegan 2, Klosterman, Cannon. HR--Finegan, Cannon. SB--Klosterman. CS--Mangioni.
Knippschild L, 1-13 2-375534
McKenzie W, 4-2551102
WP--McKenzie 2. T--2:40. A--1,466.