Scrappers notebook | News and notes

Top Dog: Scrappers starter Caleb Hamrick has retired 30 of 34 batters he has faced this year, and owns an 0.90 ERA

In the doghouse: The Scrappers offense continues to strike out at the plate. Auburn pitchers combined to strike out 10 batters on Sunday. Through seven games, the Scrappers have struck out 60 times.

Bark of the night: “Claudio [Batista] is our spark plug. Once he gets on base, things happen.” Scrappers infielder Nellie Rodreguiz, speaking of the Scrappers’ leadoff hitter.

Kibbles ‘n Bits: Through four home games, the Scrappers are averaging 3,627 fans per night. By comparison, when the Scrappers played on the road this past week at Batavia, they played in front of an average of 909 fans per night. ... This season marks Auburn’s 55th in the NYPL ... Scrappers pitcher Trevor Frank celebrated his 22nd birthday on Sunday.

Stadium scraps: The Scrappers and Doubledays continue their series tonight at 7:05. Tonight is Every Monday Matters Night. Fans who bring a new book, non-perishable food items, or clothing item will receive a free general admission ticket.

Steve Ruman

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