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Scrappers can’t hold off Spikes



Published: Tue, July 9, 2013 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report

STATE COLLEGE, PA.

Ryan Battaglia hit a three-run homer with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Mahoning Valley Scrappers the lead but the bullpen couldn’t hang on in a 4-3 loss to the State College Spikes in a New York-Penn League game on Monday at Medlar Field.

State College’s Jimmy Bosco and Cesar Valera hit back-to-back RBI singles off Ben Heller (0-2) in the seventh to rally the Spikes (13-8).

Cody Ferrell had three hits for the Scrappers (7-15), who have lost six straight. Nellie Rodriguez added two hits and scored a run.

Caleb Hamrick started and gave up two runs on four hits in six innings for Mahoning Valley. He struck out four and walked one. Breily Puerta pitched a scoreless eighth.

Ben O’Shea (3-1) got the win for State College while Kyle Webb earned his first save of the season.

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STATE COLLEGE 4, SCRAPPERS 3

ScrappersState College

abrhbiabrhbi

Ferrell cf 4030Bosco cf4111

Garcia 3b5000Valera ss4120

Herrera ss3010Caldwell 2b4011

Rodriguz 1b4120Wshngtn 1b4112

Roberts dh3000Kelly 3b4000

Hendrix 2b4110De Leon c4030

Battaglia c4113Schulze dh3000

Ruiz lf3000Young rf4110

McAdams lf1000Ramos cf4010

Romero rf4020

Totals353 103Totals354104

Scrappers000300000—3

State College20000020x—4

E—Herrera, Garcia. Pickoffs—Heller (Ramos). LOB—Scrappers 9, State College 8. 2B—Valera. HR—Battaglia, Washington. SB—Valera, Young, Caldwell, Schulze. PO—Ramos.

IPHRERBBSO

Scrappers

Hamrick642214

Heller L, 0-2152201

Breily Puerta110000

State College

O’Shea W, 3-1773313

Reyes110011

Webb S, 1120001

Umpires: Home, Nate Caldwell; Bases, Dave Attridge. T—2:26 (:15 delay). A—2,420.


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