Scrappers' bad start ends in a 5-2 defeat
The five-game series ends tonight.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Mahoning Valley starting pitcher Scott Lewis couldn't get out of the first inning, and the Scrappers lost their second straight, 5-2, to the Jamestown Jammers in a New York-Penn League game Tuesday night.
Lewis (0-2) got two relatively quick outs to start the game, then gave up a walk, a double and two singles, resulting in three runs.
Jamestown added a fourth run on an error and that lead held up for the remainder of the game.
Lewis faced seven batters -- five of them reached base and four scored, although the final run was unearned.
The Scrappers' offense, meanwhile, was stymied by Jamestown pitchers Matthew Goyen, Kenny Berkenbosch and Mike Bille.
Goyen went the first 51/3 innings, allowing just two hits. Berkenbosch went the next 22/3 innings -- he allowed a two-run homer to P.J. Hiser in the eighth.
It was Hiser's first home run of the season.
The Jammers scored their fifth run of the game in the fifth inning. Jeffrey Van Houten led off with a double and scored on a single by Gaby Sanchez.
Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs for Jamestown. Gary Roche went 3-for-4.
What's on tap
The finale of the five-game series will conclude in Jamestown tonight at 7:05.
Mahoning Valley returns home Thursday night for nine games; four against Batavia, three against Jamestown and two against Auburn.
The Scrappers will send five players to the inaugural New York-Penn League All-Star Game next Tuesday in Brooklyn.
The Scrappers selected were right-handed pitchers Jensen Lewis and Joe Ness, infielder Matt Fornasiere, outfielder Jose Constanza and catcher Omar Casillas.
Andy Stankiewicz of the Staten Island Yankees will manage the New York-Penn League's American League-affiliated all-stars, while Tom Prince of the Williamsport Crosscutters will manage the National League-affiliated all-star team.
Constanza cf4010Burns cf3010
Lytle 1b4000Guerrero ss4000
Fornasiere 2b2100Van Houten rf3210
Hiser dh4112Harvey 3b3100
Longworth rf3000Sanchez dh4133
Mortensen lf3010Roche 2b4131
Woodson c4010Walton lf4010
Peterson 3b3000Messner 1b3000
Chavez ss3000Rogers c2000
E--Lytle. DP--Scrappers 2, Jamestown 1. LOB--Scrappers 6, Jamestown 5. 2B--Burns, Sanchez, Van Houten. HR--Hiser. CS--Van Houten.
S. Lewis L, 0-22-344310
Goyen W, 1-55 1-320036
Bille S, 1100001
WP--Hiraldo, Goyen. Umpires--Home, Tom Crenshaw; First, Chris Mack. T--2:34. A--2,030.