Mahoning Valley has lost seven of its last nine games.
AUBURN, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost their fourth straight game, 4-2, Monday night to the Auburn Doubledays.
The Scrappers (6-8) have lost seven of their last nine games in the New York-Penn League.
Auburn led 1-0 in the first inning, which held up until the sixth when the Scrappers’ Todd Martin hit a long home run over the 20-foot tall fence, his third of the year, to tie game.
Auburn’s Adam Calderone countered with a long solo homer off Kyle Collina in the bottom of the inning to give the Doubledays a 2-1 lead.
Castillo gets RBI single
Mahoning Valley tied the game again in the seventh on a two-out RBI single by Alex Castillo, but the Doubledays took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Manny Rodriguez singled and went to third on a double by J.P. Arencibia. Rodriguez then scored on a passed ball to give the Doubledays a 3-2 lead and Martin’s error at first allowed another run to score.
Castillo went 3-for-4 for the Scrappers.
Taylor allowed just one run and two hits in four innings.
Valdes cf4000Mstrnni 2b3000
Infante 2b5010Vasquez 2b0000
Castillo c4031Cldrne cf-lf3211
Martin 1b4111Frost lf-rf4010
Brown rf4000Rodriguez 1b4121
Jenkins lf4010Arencibia c3110
Petrucci 3b4000Emaus dh2000
Alvarado dh1100Stone pr-dh0000
Thompson ss4020Scobee rf2000
E—Martin (3), Petrucci (6), Sanchez (3), Rodriguez (3). DP—Scrappers 2. LOB—Scrappers 9, Auburn 3. 2B—Arencibia (2). HR—Martin (3), Calderone (1). SB—Thompson (1). CS—Valdes (1), Mastroianni (1).
Collina L, 0-1233213
Estanga W, 2-02 1-300013
Collina pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. PB—Castillo 2, Arencibia. HBP—by Landis (Mastroianni), by Cecil (Alvarado). Umpires—Home, Harry Oschip; Bases, Keith Rogowski. T—2:24. A—1,937.
HOW THEY SCORED
Doubledays 1st — Mastroianni grounded out 4-3. Calderone walked. Frost singled to LF, Calderone to 2nd. Rodriguez singled to RF, Calderone scored, Frost to 2nd. Arencibia grounded into 6-4-3 double play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB
Scrappers 6th — Castillo flied out F8. Martin homered to RF. Brown flies out F7. Jenkins reached on an infield single and advanced to 2nd on throwing error (E6). Petrucci struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB
Doubledays 6th — Sanchez flied out F7. Mastroianni popped out F4. Calderone homered to RF. Frost popped out F6. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Scrappers 7th — Alvarado walked and advanced to second on error (E3) on pickoff attempt. Thompson singled on a bunt to 3B, Alvarado to 3rd. Valdes struck out. Infante struck out. Castillo singled to RF, Alvarado scored, Thompson to 2nd. Pitching change: Estanga replaced Crowell. Martin flied out F8. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB
Doubledays 7th — Rodriguez singled to LF. Arencibia doubled to LF, Rodriguez to 3rd. Rodriguez scored on passed ball, Arencibia to 3rd. Emaus walked. Stone (pinch runner) replaced Emaus. Zeskind (pinch hitter) replaced Scobee. Zeskind reached on fielding error (E3), Arencibia scored, Stone to 2nd. Pitching change: Landis replaced Collina. Soto grounded into double play (4-6-3), Stone to 3rd, Zeskind out at 2nd. Sanchez struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB