Scrappers pull past Cardinals
Mahoning Valley scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to an 8-2 victory.
AUGUSTA, N.J. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers broke up a pitchers duel as they scored five runs in the sixth inning and went on to post a 8-2 victory Thursday over the New Jersey Cardinals in a New York-Penn League game.
The Scrappers, in second place in the Pinckney Division, returned to the .500 mark (25-25) as they won for the third straight time.
Mahoning Valley added two insurance runs in the eight inning and one more in the ninth.
New Jersey took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but the rally by the Scrappers in the sixth took the Cardinals (25-25) out of the contest.
Jensen Lewis scattered four hits, struck out two and allowed a run in six innings of work to pick up his fourth straight victory this season.
Matthew Hayes came on in relief in the seventh inning, allowed three hits, struck out three and gave up a run for his second save.
Zach Zuercher (4-5) of the Cardinals worked 51/3 innings, allowing four hits, five runs and striking out five.
Matthew Fornasiere hit a triple and single to pace the Scrappers. Cirilo Cumberbatch went 2-for-5 with two singles and drove in two runs. Jose Chavez also hit a pair of singles.
Matt Wilkerson hit a double and home run to pace the Cardinals.
Deleon cf3000Danielson cf4000
Constanza lf4110Nelson 2b3000
Fornasiere 2b5220Delgado 2b1000
Casillas c4111Greene ss4010
Reifenberger c1000Rodgers 1b4000
Clem 3b3101Wilkerson rf4121
Cmbrbtch dh5122Sivira lf4010
Longworth rf4121Roth 3b4010
Peterson 1b2000Newton c2110
Chavez ss4121Gabriel dh3011
E--Chavez, Delgado, Newton. LOB--Scrappers 8, New Jersey 5. 2B--Wilkerson, Gabriel. 3B--Fornasiere. HR--Wilkerson. S--Deleon. SF--Clem. SB--Constanza. CS--Longworth, Newton.
Lewis W, 4-0641112
Haynes S, 2331103
Zuercher L, 4-55 1-345425
WP--Repole. HBP--by Zuercher (Longworth), by Zuercher (Clem). Umpires--Home, Andy Russell; First, Chris Hamner. T--2:32. A--2,471.