NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers sweep to stay in playoff contention
The Scrappers won 8-2 and 4-3.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers remained alive in the New York-Penn League playoff race with a doubleheader sweep of the Jamestown Jammers Saturday.
After winning the opener 8-2, the Scrappers took the nightcap 4-3 in eight innings.
Chris Gimenez led off the eighth with a single and went to second on a bunt single by Wyatt Toregas.
After a sacrifice advanced both runners, Teo Encarnacion had an RBI single to left scoring Gimenez for a 4-3 lead.
The Scrappers (37-32) trail Hudson Valley (36-29) by one game in the race for the league's wild card spot. Mahoning Valley has seven games remaining this season, all on the road.
In the opener, the Scrappers collected nine hits but seven went for extra bases.
Brett Parker had a double and a home run and Toregas collected a double and a homer. Parker had two RBIs and Toregas drove in three, one with a sacrifice fly.
Mario Matulich homered and Brian Finegan and Gimenez doubled.
The Scrappers led just 3-2 after five innings then scored twice in the sixth and added three runs in the seventh.
Tony Sipp (3-1) pitched the first five innings, yielding just five hits. He struck out 10. Matt Knox replaced Sipp and gave up only one hit in two innings.
Reyes cf4110McMillan 2b4110
Finegan ss4110Davis c3010
Parker 2b4222Alen c0000
Gimenez 3b4120Fulton ss3111
Toregas c3223Restko 1b3000
Montgomery lf4000Gaston rf3000
Matulich dh3111Sewell lf3020
Pacheco 1b3000Carroll 3b3010
Encarnacion rf3000Ewen cf3000
E--Parker, McMillan, Restko, Carroll, Hoff. LOB--Scrappers 4, Jamestown 5. 2B--Finegan, Parker, Gimenez, Toregas, Sewel. 3B--Carroll. HR--Parker, Toregas, Matulich, Fulton. SF--Toregas.
Sipp W, 3-15521010
Gogal L, 1-45633011
PB--Toregas. WP--Sipp, Hoff 2. T--2:06.
Reyes cf3021McMillan 2b3010
Finegan ss3001Pietro cf3110
Parker 2b4000Davis dh4020
Gimenez 3b4110Restko 1b4121
Toregas dh4120Fulton ss4112
Montgomery lf2000Cleveland 3b4000
Pacheco 1b3110Sewell lf4010
Encarnacion rf3132Carroll rf2000
Casillas c3000Alen c3000
E--Laffey, Fulton, Cleveland 2. LOB--Scrappers 8, Jamestown 7. 2B--Pacheco, McMillan. 3B--Sewell. HR--Fulton. SF--Montgomery. SB--Finegan, Casillas. CS--Reyes, Davis. GIDP--Casillas. DP--Jamestown 1.
Harris W, 2-2200002
Mobley L, 1-1131110
PB--Casillas. IBB--off Harris (Pietro), off Brandenburg (Reyes), off Mobley (Pacheco). WP--Laffey. T--2:27. A--1580.