Spikes win, Scrappers suffer second sweep
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ struggles continued on Tuesday at Eastwood Field as they lost again to the State College Spikes.
The Spikes’ 5-4 victory ’completed a sweep, the second time this season that the Scrappers were swept.
Mahoning Valley (29-20) starter Cameron Mingo faced the minimum amount of batters in the first two innings, but his night became difficult in the third inning.
After being selected to represent the Scrappers in next week’s All-Star Game in State College, Tyler Freeman extended his New York-Penn League season-high hitting streak to 19 games with a double in the bottom of the first inning.
Freeman is two games short of the Scrappers’ franchise-high of 21 games, set by Ernie Clement last season. Freeman added another double in the sixth inning and finished 3-for-5 on the day, raising his batting average to a NYPL-high .388 on the season.