Muckdogs turn error into 8-7 victory
Saturday's 11-inning game took almost five hours to play.
NILES -- A two-out error in the 11th inning started the winning rally for Batavia, as the Muckdogs defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 8-7, Saturday night at Eastwood Field.
The game, which was delayed by storms, took nearly five hours to complete. The teams combined for 21 hits and five errors.
Thomas Cowley took over on the mound for the Scrappers in the 11th inning and retired the first two batters he faced.
But, the Muckdogs' Julian Williams reached second base on a throwing error by Mahoning Valley's Jose Chavez.
After an intentional walk, Jeremy Slayden singled to left, scoring Williams.
The Scrappers were retired in order in the bottom of the inning.
Omar Casillas and Andrew Lytle had three hits apiece for the Scrappers, while Matthew Fornasiere had two.
Lytle, Fornasiere and Brent Thomas hit doubles for Mahoning Valley.
Joe Ness replaced Scrappers starting pitcher Scott Lewis in the second inning and pitched six shutout innings. He allowed just three hits and struck out 11.
Williams cf4200Constanza lf5010
Dalton 2b5001Thomas cf5111
Slayden lf2211Fornasiere 2b4021
Costanzo 3b5121Hiser dh6000
Baez ss5023Longworth rf6110
Marson c5031Casillas c5231
Edwards dh5010Lytle 1b5130
Galloway 1b4010Peterson 3b3101
Diaz pr0100Chavez ss5000
E--Baez 2, Marson, Shepard, Chavez. DP--Batavia 2, Scrappers 1. LOB--Batavia 8, Scrappers 12. 2B--Baez 2, Galloway, Thomas, Fornasiere, Longworth, Lytle. S--Williams. SB--Williams, Lytle. CS--Constanza.
Zagurski W, 2-3320012
Overholt S, 3100001
Cowley L, 2-3111010
Jecman pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. WP--Barb. HBP--by S. Lewis (Williams), by Barb (Thomas). Umpires--Home, Mike Patterson; First, Craig Baron. T--4:48. A--3,420.