All-Stars lead Scrappers over Crosscutters
Mahoning Valley Scrappers starter Shane McCarthy had a second strong outing in the Scrappers 2-0 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday.
McCarthy pitched three innings of one-hit baseball and hasn’t allowed a run since his call-up from the Arizona League on Aug. 2.
The 18th round pick in the 2018 draft has allowed three hits in six innings.
Randy Valladares and Luis Santos combined to throw six scoreless innings of relief.
Valladares improved to 4-0 this season, allowing one hit in three innings pitched. Santos allowed two hits and a walk for his second save.
After a leadoff single by Hosea Nelson in the fifth, Mitch Reeves hit a one-out double to left field to give the Scrappers (30-20) a 1-0 lead.
Reeves scored later in the inning on a RBI single by Henry Pujols.
Scrappers infielder Tyler Freeman extended his hitting streak to 20 games with his 21st double of the season in the third.
Manuel Silva took the loss for the Crosscutters (22-29). Silva allowed both runs on five hits and three walks in 41/3 innings.
The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Scrappers, who will play the Crosscutters again today at 7:05 p.m.
Five players will represent the Scrappers in Tuesday’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game, the league announced on Monday.
Freeman, Nelson, Reeves, Santos and Valladares will travel to State College, Pa., to play on the South roster.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.