Big eighth lifts Scrappers past Spikes

Staff report


Juan Romero homered and drove in two runs for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, who used a big eighth inning to defeat the State College Spikes 7-2 in a New York-Penn League game Thursday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Josh McAdams had a two-run double in the eighth as the Scrappers scored five runs to break a 2-2 tie.

Robel Garcia singled, doubled and scored twice for Mahoning Valley (23-30), while Claudio Bautista had two hits and scored a run.

Caleb Hamrick started and gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits with a strikeout. Kyle Blair (1-0) got the win in relief, pitching two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Trevor Frank pitched a scoreless ninth.

For State College (31-23), Brett Wiley had three hits and drove in a run.

Jhonny Polanco (3-3) gave up four runs (three earned) in 11/3 innings to get the loss.

The Scrappers now head to Auburn for a two-game series, then travel to Williamsport for two games.

SCRAPPERS 7, state college 2

ScrappersState College


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Bautsta 3b4120Valera ss4120

Roberts ss4110Wiley 2b4031

Rdrguez 1b4011Wshingtn 1b3000

Garcia 3b4220Kelly 3b5010

McAdms lf5112Perez lf3110

Romero rf5112Young lf1000

Cervenka c2000Voit c4000

Boscan dh4000Schulze dh3000

Bosco rf3010

Totals367 95Totals35291


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E—Perez, Wiley, Voit, Valera. DP—Scrappers 1. LOB—Scrappers 13, State College 13. 2B—Garcia, McAdams, Roberts, Bosco. 3B—Wiley. HR—Romero. SB—Valera.




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State College


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WP—Hamrick, Reyes. IBB—by Polanco (Garcia). HBP—by Polanco (Roberts), by Hamrick (Perez), by Hamrick (Bosco). Umpires: Home, Nate Caldwell; Bases, Dave Attridge. T—2:39. A—4,308.

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