Scrappers can’t hold lead in ninth
Claudio Bautista singled, doubled and homered for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, who couldn’t hold a one-run lead in the ninth and fell to the Batavia Muckdogs 3-2 in a New York-Penn League game on Friday at Dwyer Stadium.
Trailing 2-1, Muckdogs batter Felix Munoz led off the ninth with a walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Luiz Ortiz.
Avery Romero’s single moved Ortiz to second and he went to third on Chad Wallach’s flyout. Scrappers reliever Manuel Carmona (1-1) then threw a wild pitch that allowed Ortiz to scored the game-tying run, with Romero moving to second.
Carlos Lopez then singled to left to score Romero with the game-winner for Batavia (2-3).
Joshua McAdams added two hits, including a double, and scored a run for the Scrappers (2-3), whose two-game winning streak was snapped.
Brian Ruiz added an RBI.
Mahoning Valley stranded 11 runners and batted 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Cole Sulser started and pitched three shutout innings for the Scrappers, giving up one hit and one walk with five strikeouts.
Matt Whitehouse relieved him, giving up one run over three innings on one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.
Kerry Doane tossed two shutout innings, giving up two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
The teams play one more in Batavia today before the Scrappers begin a five-game homestand on Sunday against Auburn at Eastwood Field.
BATAVIA 3, Scrappers 2
Bautsta 2b5131Perez rf4010
Garcia 3b4000Bohn ss4000
Hendrix ss4010Dean lf4110
McAdms lf5120Munoz dh2000
Rdriguez 1b3000Ortiz pr-dh0100
Battaglia c4020Romero 2b4121
Ruiz rf3011Wallach c3000
Boscan dh4010Lopez 1b4011
Booth cf4000Riddle 3b3010
E—Riddle 2, Romero. LOB—Scrappers 11, Batavia 6. 2B—Bautista, McAdams, Dean, Perez. HR—Bautista. SB—McAdams. PO—Bautista.
Carmona L, 1-11-322210
Ravago W, 1-0340015
WP—Carmona, Whitehouse, Donatello. Umpires—Home, James Pattison; Bases, Derek Moccia. T—2:28. A—1,011.