Scrappers can’t hold off Spikes
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.
STATE COLLEGE 4, SCRAPPERS 3
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
E—Herrera, Garcia. Pickoffs—Heller (Ramos). LOB—Scrappers 9, State College 8. 2B—Valera. HR—Battaglia, Washington. SB—Valera, Young, Caldwell, Schulze. PO—Ramos.
Heller L, 0-2152201
O’Shea W, 3-1773313
Webb S, 1120001
Umpires: Home, Nate Caldwell; Bases, Dave Attridge. T—2:26 (:15 delay). A—2,420.