Scrappers rally for win in Auburn
Mahoning Valley opens a six-game homestand tonight.
AUBURN, N.Y. -- Mike Woodson and Julio Garcia connected for RBI singles in the ninth inning Sunday to lead the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 3-2 victory over the Auburn Doubledays.
Jordan Brown and Chris Clem led off the ninth with consecutive singles against Doubledays closer Gabriel Afaro and scored on the hits by Woodson and Garcia.
The Scrappers had 13 hits as they evened their record to 3-3. Woodson and Garcia had three apiece while Brown had two.
Saturday, the Doubledays (2-4) scored one run in each of the final four innings to post a 5-3 victory over the Scrappers.
Auburn third baseman Anthony Garibaldi's two hits included a triple and he scored three runs.
Joey Metropoulos homered and Eric Fowler worked for two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win in relief.
Trevor Crowe, the Cleveland Indians' first-round draft pick, saw his first action for the Scrappers. He doubled, scored twice, stole three bases and made a diving catch in center field.
Reliever Matt Loberg took the loss, giving up two runs in 2 1/3 innings.
The Scrappers open a six-game homestand today at 7 p.m. at Eastwood Field against the Batavia Muckdogs.
DOUBLEDAYS 5 SCRAPPERS 3
Crowe cf 4211Sena 2b5011
Constanza rf3020Acey lf4020
Fornasiere ss4021Bell c5121
Brown lf 5000Patterson cf4011
Peterson 3b4010Thomas rf 3011
Clark 1b4010Metropoul. 1b4111
Clem dh3000Bohm dh4000
Lytle 2b 4000Garibaldi 3b3320
Cassillas c4110Bernhard ss4020
E--Crowe, Fornasiere 2, Lytle, Acey, Bernhard, Fowler. DP--none. LOB--Scrappers 10, Doubledays 11. 2B--Crowe, Bell. 3B--Casillas, Garibaldi. HR--Metropoulos. SB--Crowe. CS--Peterson, Bernhard.
Loberg (BS1, L, 0-1)2.152112
Fowler (W, 1-0)0.211011
Umpires--Home, Doug Levy; First--Mike Patterson.
SCRAPPERS 3, DOUBLEDAYS 2
Crowe cf 5010Sena 2b3110
Constanza rf3001Acey lf4000
Fornasiere ss4010Patterson cf4010
Brown lf 4120Thomas rf4011
Clem 3b4110Metropoul. dh4010
Peterson dh4010Bell c4110
Woodson c4031Garibaldi 3b3010
Mortensen lf3010Celigoy 1b3011
Garcia 2b4131Bernhard ss4000
E--Fornasiere. DP--Doubledays 1. LOB--Scrappers 7, Doubledays 7. 2B--Patterson, Bell, Celigoy. 3B--Garibaldi. SB--Sena. CS--Garibaldi, Brown, Crowe.
Dougles (W, 1-0)200005
Afaro (BS 1,L, 1-1)242202
Umpires--Home, Mike Patterson; First, Doug Levy. T--2:26. A--1,403.