Scrappers sweep Batavia, move into tie for 1st place
Derrick Peterson had three RBIs for Mahoning Valley.
BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Derrick Peterson's two hits included a double and drove in three runs as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers rallied for a 7-4 victory Tuesday over the Batavia Muckdogs in New York-Penn League action.
The Scrappers (9-6) won their fifth straight game to move into a tie for first place by sweeping the three-game series from the Muckdogs.
Tonight, the Scrappers will open a three-game series in Jamestown, N.Y., against the Pinckney Division co-leading Jammers (9-6).
Jordan Brown and Stephen Head also had two hits for the Scrappers. Leadoff batter Jose Constanza swiped two bases.
Scrappers catcher Omar Casillas threw out two Muckdogs trying to steal -- Mike Costanzo and Orlando Gaevara.
For the Scrappers, Andrew Lytle tripled to drive in a run.
The Muckdogs took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning against Scrappers starter Kevin Dixon.
Justin Pekarek (2-0) relieved Dixon in the fourth inning and became the winning pitcher when the Scrappers scored three runs in the sixth inning to regain the lead.
The Scrappers added a run in the eighth frame and two more in the ninth.
Roddy Dustin earned his second save by pitching the final two innings, allowing a run in the ninth.
Reliever Ronald Hill (1-2) took the loss for Batavia as he gave up four runs in the three innings he worked.
SCRAPPERS 7, BATAVIA 4
Constanza cf5110Diaz cf5120
Clem 2b5011Szabo rf5010
Clark dh5110Harris 2b3011
Brown lf5021Edwards 1b3100
Casillas c5210Costanzo 3b2211
Head 1b3120Slayden lf3000
Peterson 3b3123Gosewisch dh3000
Lytle ss4011Gaevara c4010
Cumberbatch rf1000Blanton ss3011
Mortensen rf2100Williams pr 0000
E--Costanzo, Blanton. DP--Scrappers 2; Muckdogs 1. LOB--Scrappers 7, Muckdogs 7. 2B--Clark, Casillas, Peterson, Costanzo. 3B--Lytle. SH--Peterson. SB--Constanza 2, Diaz 2. CS--Costanzo, Gaevara.
Pekarek W, 2-0420021
Dustin S, 2 211144
Hill L, 1-2364402
WP--Dixon, Quijada 2. BK--Dixon. PB--Casillas, Gaevara. Umpires: HP--Doug Levey, 1B--Mike Patterson; T--2:40. A--750.