The Mahoning Valley Scrappers sent 11 batters to the plate in the third inning and scored seven runs en route to an 8-4 victory over the Jamestown Jammers in a new York-Penn League baseball game on Friday night.
Jordan Smith hit a three-run double and Bryson Myles singled in a run as part of the third inning uprising for Mahoning Valley.
Smith’s double gave the Scrappers the lead for good.
Mahoning Valley scored a run in the top of the first on Francisco Lindor’s single. He recorded the first RBI of his career on the base hit. Jamestown scored two in the bottom of the inning and one in the second to take a 3-1 lead before the Scrappers took control of the game in the third inning.
Nate Striz picked up the win in relief. He came on with two outs in the third, allowed a single and retired the next 13 batters to come to the plate. He improved his 2011 record to 4-5.
Scrappers starter Elvis Araujo lasted just 22/3 innings. He allowed four runs, all earned, on three hits. He walked six batters which didn’t help his cause.
Jamestown starter Jose Fernandez picked up the loss in his first start for the Jammers.
Fernandez (0-1), the Florida Marlins first round pick in 2011, pitched 21/3 innings and allowed five runs, all earned, on four hits and three walks.
The two teams will continue their season-ending, three-game series tonight.