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.