Charles Gamble hit two homers as the Valley Cats rolled 8-2.
TROY, N.Y. — Charles Gamble hit his first two homers of the season to power Tri-City over Mahoning Valley, 8-2, Sunday in a New York-Penn League game.
Gamble hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo blast in the fourth.
Matthew Cusick added hits and two RBIs for the ValleyCats (7-16).
Starter Jeff Icenogle (1-1) got the win after yielding a run on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 52⁄3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.08.
Scrappers starter Jonathan Holt (0-2) gave up three runs on three hits with a strikeout in three innings.
Todd Martin singled in a run in the first for the Scrappers (12-14), who have now lost three straight.
Matthew Brown hit a double and single for Mahoning Valley, and Alex Castillo hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
White cf5010Cusick 2b5022
Infante 3b4000Corrado 3b5010
Valdes lf4210DeLome dh4110
Martin 1b4011Barnes lf4110
Castillo c3001Gamble 1b4223
M. Brown rf3020S. Brown cf4120
Jenkins dh4010Everett ss3010
Arnal 2b3010Dixon rf3210
Thompson ss3010Carkeek rf3111
E—Rodrigues (1), Valdes (1), Carkeek (2), Gamble (5). DP—Tri-City 1. LOB—Scrappers 11, Tri-City 6. 2B—Jenkins (4), M. Brown (8), Cusick (7). 3B—Delome (2). HR—Gamble 2 (2). SB—Valdes (5), Barnes (2). CS—Dixon (2). S—Infante, Everett. SF—Castillo.
Holt L, 0-2333301
Icenogle W, 1-15 2-341113
WP—Rodrigues, Esperson. HBP—by Holt (Dixon), by Esperson (Thompson). Umpires—Home, Tyler Wilson; Bases, Ben Karis. T—2:48. A—3,335.
HOW THEY SCORED
Scrappers 1st — White grounded out to third baseman. Infante grounded out to second baseman. Valdes singled to left field. With Martin batting, Valdes stole 2nd and Valdes advanced to 3rd on throwing error by catcher. Martin singled to right field, Valdes scored. Castillo grounded out to second baseman. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB
Tri-City 1st — Cusick flied out to center field. Corrado flied out to right field. DeLome tripled to center field. Barnes singled to shortstop, DeLome scored. With Gamble batting, Barnes stole 2nd. Gamble homered to left field, Barnes scored. Brown popped out to second baseman. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Tri-City 4th — Pitching change: Rodrigues replaced Holt. Barnes popped out to shortstop. Gamble homered to right field. Brown singled to left field. Everett sacrifice bunts; on throwing error by pitcher, Brown to 3rd, Everett to 2nd. Dixon popped out to third baseman. Carkeek intentionally walked. Cusick grounded out to second baseman. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB
Tri-City 6th — Brown singled to left field. Everett struck out. Dixon singled to center field, Brown to 2nd. Carkeek singled to left field, Brown scored, Carkeek to 2nd, Dixon to 3rd on throwing error by left fielder. With Cusick batting, Dixon scored on wild pitch. Carkeek to 3rd. Cusick singled to center field, Carkeek scored. Pitching change: Brettl replaced Rodrigues. Corrado grounded into a force out, shortstop to second baseman, Cusick out at 2nd. DeLome grounds out to first baseman. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB
Scrappers 8th — Valdes reaches on fielding error by first baseman and advanced to 2nd. Martin flied out to center field, Valdes to 3rd. Castillo flied out to right field, Valdes scored. Brown singled on a bunt ground ball to third baseman. Jenkins flied out to center field. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB
Tri-City 8th — Pitching change: Pestano replaced Brettl. Everett singled to left field. Dixon grounded into a force out, second baseman to shortstop, Everett out at 2nd. Carkeek popped out to second baseman. Cusick doubled to center field, Dixon scored. Corrado grounded out to first baseman. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB