Williamsport rallies past Scrappers in 9th
Scrappers reliever Manuel Carmona blew his second save of the season, giving up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to fall to the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-3 in a New York-Penn League game Sunday at Bowman Field.
Carmona (1-2) walked two batters, threw two wild pitches and gave up two singles in the ninth. The second single, by Gustavo Martinez, scored Gabriel Lino and Logan Pierce with the game-tying runs. Jairo Cardozo then followed with the winning run on a fielding error by Scrappers right fielder Juan Romero.
Romero had two hits, including a second-inning homer, and Nellie Rodriguez had two hits and drove in a run for the Scrappers (6-8).
Matt Whitehouse started and pitched three shutout innings, and Kerry Doane gave up one run in three innings of relief.
Kyle Crockett and Breily Puerta each added a scoreless inning of relief.
Martinez and Dylan Cozens each had two hits for Williamsport (7-5).
The Scrappers begin a three-game series in Jamestown tonight, then return home Thursday against Williamsport.
crosscutters 4, SCRAPPERS 3
Bautista 2b4100Mrtnez cf5021
Hendrix 2b1110Pullin 2b4010
Herrera ss4000Cozens rf4020
Rdrguez dh4021Green 3b4110
McAdms lf4010Knapp dh3010
Cervenka c3000Lino c4110
Boscan 1b4000Pierce 1b3111
Romero rf4121Cardozo ss3100
E-Herrera, Romero, Martinez, Green. PO—Hendrix. DP—Scrappers 2. LOB-Scrappers 7, Crosscutters 9. 2B—Green. HR—Romero. SB—Parr, Knapp.
Carmona L, 1-21-323121
Martinez W, 1-1110012
WP—Carmona 2. HBP—by Martin (Hamilton), by Crockett (Parr). Umpires—Homes, Nate Caldwell; Bases, Dave Attridge. T-2:33. A-2,637.