Scrappers’ skid reaches seven straight

Staff report

STATE COLLEGE, PA.

Ronald Castillo doubled, tripled and homered for State College, driving in three runs and scoring two more to lead the Spikes to a 12-5 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in a New York-Penn League game on Tuesday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Juan Herrera doubled, tripled and scored twice for the Scrappers (7-15), who have lost seven straight games.

Nellie Rodriguez added two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in a run for Mahoning Valley, which trailed just 6-5 until State College added six runs in the seventh inning.

Robel Garcia singled, doubled, walked twice and drove in two runs. The Scrappers stranded 11 runners and batted just 3 of 19 with runners in scoring position.

Robert Whitenack (1-3) gave up six runs in 42/3 innings to get the loss for Mahoning Valley.

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