3 Scrappers pitchers no-hit Muckdogs
Luis Gomez, Carlos Melo and Kerry Doane teamed up to toss a no-hitter on Sunday against the Batavia Muckdogs in Sunday’s 6-0 victory New York-Penn League action.
Gomez struck out eight batters in the six innings he pitched. He walked one and hit a Muckdog batter.
Melo relieved Gomez in the seventh and pitched two innings, walking one and striking out two. Doane struck out two batters in the ninth inning.
According to MiLB.com, the team celebrated by dancing on the mound.
“It was actually pretty funny,” Scrappers pitching coach Scott Erickson said. “We’ve had kind of a rough season, so it’s really nice to have a day like this. The bullpen all came running in to join in.”
The Scrappers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Claudio Bautista doubled to lead off the game and scored on James Roberts’ single.
The Scrappers doubled their lead in the eighth inning when Grant Fink hit a solo homer.
They scored four times in the ninth inning to turn the game into a rout. After Garrett Smith’s one-out single, Bautista doubled to send him to third base.
Roberts singled to score them for a 4-0 lead and took third base on a throwing error.
After Fink singled to score Roberts, he came home on Paul Hendrix’s double.
SCRAPPERS 6, MUCKDOGS 0
Bautista 2b4220Pujols lf4000
Rodrigz 1b2010Carcaise 1b1000
Boscan 1b3000Ceballos 1b2000
Fink 3b5232Castro rf3000
Hendrix ss5041Avila 3b3000
McAdms cf3000Blanton ss3000
Cervenka c5000Castillo c3000
Loopstok rf 4000Lopez dh3000
E—Fink (1, fielding), Avila (5, throw), Castro (1, fielding), Pujols (2, fielding). DP—Scrappers 1. LOB—Scrappers 10, Batavia 3. 2B—Bautista 2 (16), Hendrix (10). HR—Fink. SAC—Smith.
Gomez W, 1-2600018
Melo H, 1200012
Garner L, 0-2361112
HBP—Carcaise (by Gomez). Umpires: Home, D.J. Jones; Bases, George Reidel. T—2:22. A—745.