Scrappers hold off Crosscutters

Staff report


Tyler Freeman has been on a tear at the plate over the last two weeks. He continued his hot streak in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ 6-5 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday at Eastwood Field.

The 19-year-old infielder extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games. He had a 13-game hitting streak earlier in the season.

Freeman went 4 for 5 with four RBIs, including a three-run double to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Scrappers first baseman Mitch Reeves also extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven games on a double in the first inning.

After a rough outing against Brooklyn, Scrappers starter Luis Oviedo regained his form. He scored two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out six in six innings of work.

Oveido allowed four runs in three innings in his last outing.

Henry Pujols gave the Scrappers (28-15) a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a two-run off Crosscutters starter Francisco Morales.

Morales surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks in 32/3 innings. He struck out six.

The Crosscutters (17-27) had the tying run on third with two outs. But Scrappers reliever Erick Algarin struck out Ben Aklinski to end the game.

Algarin allowed a run to score on a pass ball, but he earned his fourth save of the season. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk in one inning.

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