STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers pounced on Staten Island Yankees starter Rookie Davis, scoring three times in the first inning.
Those runs helped the Scrappers win 7-3 and salvage a split of Sunday’s doubleheader. In the first game, three Yankees pitchers combined to throw a seven-inning shutout in a 3-0 win.
Saturday’s Scrappers-Yankees game was rained out, prompting the need for two seven-inning contests on Sunday.
In the second game, Claudio Bautista’s one-out double in the first fram was followed by hits by Juan Herrera, Nellie Rodriguez and James Roberts. Robel Garcia’s sacrifice fly scored Rodriguez for a 3-0 lead.
The Scrappers (11-23) scored twice in each of the fourth and fifth innings.
In the fifth inning, Herrera doubled and Rodriguez homered for a 7-0 lead.
Robert Whitenack (2-4) picked up the win, tossing five shutout innings.
The Yankees (16-15) tagged reliever Rafael Homblert for three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The opening game was scoreless until the Yankees scored three runs in the fourth inning. Bubba Jones’ two-run double followed an error and a walk. Caleb Hamrick (1-5) took the loss, allowing one earned run in four innings on the mound.
YANKEES 3, SCRAPPERS 0
Ferrell cf3000Toadville 2b3000
Bautista 2b3000Thomas cf3000
Herrera ss3010Jagielo 3b2010
Rdrguez dh1000Calderon rf2010
Boscan dh1000Rosario dh3100
Roberts 3b3010Lopez lf2100
Battaglia 1b3000Jones 1b3122
Cervenka c1000Murphy ss2000
E—Roberts 5, throw), Romero (3, fielding). DP—Scrappers 1, Staten Island 1. LOB—Scrappers 7, Staten Island 5. 2B—Jones (8).
Hamrick L, 1-5433134
Haslup W, 1-0200012
Castro S, 2210003
WP—Hamrick. HBP—Ferrell (by Kendrick). Umpires: Home, Mike Winter; Bases, Brennan Miller. T—1:42.
SCRAPPERS 7, YANKEES 3
Mejia cf4011Thomas lf4132
Bautista 2b4110O’Neill cf4000
Herrera ss4220Jagielo dh3000
Rdrguez 1b4223Calderon rf3010
Roberts 3b4011Sumner 3b3010
Garcia dh3121Rosario ss3010
McAdams lf3010Jones 1b2100
Loopstok c3100Tejeda c3000
Ruiz rf3000Lopez ss3111
E—Mejia (1, fielding), Rosario (6, throw), Lopez (2, throw). PB—Loopstok (4). DP—Scrappers 0, Staten Island 1. LOB—Scrappers 5, Staten Island 5. 2B—Bautista (8), Herrera (9), Calderon (7), Thomas (3). HR—Rodroguez (5), Thomas (3). SB—Garcia.
Whitenack W, 2-4550006
Davis L, 2-2475306
WP—Whitenack, Acevedo 2. HBP—Jones (by Homblert). Umpires: Home, Brennan Miller; Bases, Mike Winter. T—1:55. A—4,921.