Mahoning Valley scored its lone run in the ninth inning.
BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost for the second straight night, managing just six hits in a 5-1 loss to the Batavia Muckdogs in New York-Penn League action Saturday.
Juan Valdes went 2-for-4 and scored the only run in the ninth inning for the Scrappers (6-6), who are two games behind Williamsport in the Pinckney Division standings.
Justin Jenkins singled and drove in a run, while Todd Martin, Matthew Brown and Mark Thompson also had hits in the los.
Thomas Pham went 3-for-4 with his first homer of the year, a solo shot to lead off the fourth for the Muckdogs. Pham also had two RBIs and scored a run for Batavia (5-7), which is in fifth place in the Pickney division, three games back.
Mahoning Valley’s Michael Eisenberg started and got the loss, giving up four runs (all earned) over five innings. He surrendered six hits and struck out three.
Clayton Mortensen (1-0) started for the Muckdogs and pitched five shutout innings to get the win, giving up just one hit with a walk and four strikeouts.
Joshua Dew pitched the final two-thirds of an inning, getting out of a bases-loaded jam to pick up his second save of the season.
White cf3000Marmoi ss4000
Infante 2b4000Pham cf4132
Valdes lf4120Descalso 3b4220
Martin 1b3010Brown 1b3110
Brown rf3010Pelt 1b4012Petrucci dh3000Derba c4011
Jenkins dh4011DeJesus rf2000
Flores c3000Marquez dh2000
Thompson ss3010Roberson lf3110
DP—Scrappers 3. LOB—Scrappers 7, Batavia 4. 2B—Brown (3), Descalso (1), Roberson (2), Derba (5). HR—Pham (1). SB—Descalso (5). CS—Descalso (2).
Eisenberg, L 1-1564403
Mortensen, W 1-0510014
Dew, S 22-300001
WP—Eisenberg, Rieck. HBP—by Eisenberg (DeJesus), by Rieck (Brown). Umpires—Home, Harry Oschip. First, Keith Rogowski T—2:34. A—977.
HOW THEY SCORED
Muckdogs 2nd — Brown doubles to center. With Pelt batting, Brown moves to 2nd on wild pitch. Pelt grounds out (4-3), Brown scores. Derba strikes out looking. DeJesus hit by pitch. With Marquez batting, DeJesus caught stealing (2-4). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Muckdogs 4th — Pham homers to left. Descalso doubles to right. Brown grounds out (6-3). Pelt singles to right, Descalso scores. Derba grounds into fielder’s choice (4-3). DeJesus flies out (F-7). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Muckdogs 5th — Marquez strikes out swinging. Roberson doubles to left. Marmol grounds out (5-3). Pham singles to center, Roberson scores. With Descalso batting, Pham caught stealing (2-6). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Muckdogs 6th — Pitching change: Rieck relieves Eisenberg. Descalso singles to left. With Brown batting, Descalso steals 2nd. Brown strikes out swinging. Pelt strikes out swinging. Derba doubles to center, Descalso scores. DeJesus grounds out (6-3). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Scrappers 9th — Pitching change: Fritsche relieves Long. Valdes singles to short. Martin walks, Valdes to 2nd. Brown strikes out swinging. Petrucci walks, Valdes to 3rd, Martin to 2nd. Pitching change: Dew relieves Fritsche. Jenkins grounds out (G-3), Valdes scores, Martin to 3rd, Petrucci to 2nd. Flores strikes out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.