Scrappers end slump at Oneonta
Mahoning Valley tallied seven runs with two outs for a 10-2 romp.
ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The way to snap a two-game losing streak is with good pitching and hitting.
That's what the Mahoning Valley Scrappers delivered Sunday with a 10-2 victory over Oneonta in a New York-Penn League game.
The Scrappers scored seven runs in the game with two outs.
One of the season's smallest crowds, 479 fans, was on hand at Damaschke Field to watch Mahoning Valley come up with a five-run sixth inning.
Brett Parker and Fernando Pacheco got the rally going with back-to-back singles. The next two batters popped out before Tim Montgomery singled home Parker.
Argenis Reyes, who had three hits, singled home Pacheco, with Montgomery going to second. Brian Finegan walked to load the bases. Montgomery then scored when Chris Gimenez walked. Mike Butia's single scored Reyes and Finegan.
Still in third place
The Scrappers (23-27) still remain in third place in the Pinckney Division, while Oneonta (24-23) is in second place in the Stedler Division.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, but the Scrappers came right back with a run in the fourth.
Mahoning Valley then scored two runs in the fifth as Omar Casillas scored on a wild pitch and Reyes, who had singled, scored on a single by Finegan.
The Scrappers scored two more runs in the seventh. With two outs, walks to Montgomery and Chris Clem and an infield single by Reyes loaded the bases. Montgomery and Clem scored on a single by Finegan.
Oneonta came up with a meaningless run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Knippschild gets win
Ryan Knippschild (2-1) pitched six innings, allowed five hits and only one run to pick up the win.
Kyle Collins worked one inning, gave up a hit with three strikeouts, and Matt Knox finished the game by going two innings. He gave up five hits, a run and had four strikeouts.
Finegan had two hits and drove in three runs, while Pacheco also had a pair of hits.
Bo Flowers led the Tigers with three hits and Colvin Brooks, Juan Llamas and Francisco Castro had two hits apiece.
The teams, tied 1-1 in the three-game series, will meet again tonight at 7 at Damaschke Field.
Reyes cf6231Colvin 3b4020
Finegan ss 3223Dlugach ss5000
Gimenez lf2001Justice cf5111
Butia dh5012Llamas 1b5020
Parker 3b3100Ryan c4000
Pacheco 1b5121Flowers lf4031
Encarnacion rf 1000Barnes dh4000
Montgmry ph3211Parrish lf3110
Clem 2b 4100 Castro 2b3020
E--Parker; Flowers 2. DP--Scrappers 1, Tigers 1. LOB--Scrappers 9, Tigers 11. 2B--Reyes, Flowers. SB--Parrish. CS--Castro.
Knippschild W, 2-1 651121
Konecny L, 3-5566645
HBP--by Konecny (Gimenez), by Jacobson (Gimenez), by Collins (Parrish). Umpires--Home, Michael Weinstein; Bases, Arthur Thigpen. T--2:35. A--479.