Scrappers score 5 in third for another series win

Staff report

Morgantown, W.VA.

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers continued their red hot start to the season with a series win over the West Virginia Black Bears.

A five-run third inning led the Scrappers to a 8-4 win and their fifth straight series win to start the season.

After West Virginia took the early lead in the bottom of the second inning, the Scrappers answered right back in the top of the third.

With two runners on and two outs, Simeon Lucas singled to tie the game.

Clark Scolamiero followed with a two-run double to put Mahoning Valley in the lead for good. Hosea Nelson added to the scoring with an RBI triple. Nelson came home on a wild pitch for a 5-1 lead.

Mahoning Valley added a run in the fourth inning on an RBI sacrifice fly from Richie Palacios, who hit a RBI double in the sixth inning.

The Scrappers capped their scoring with a run in the top of the eighth on an RBI single from Tyler Freeman who extended his hit streak to 11 straight games.

Adoni Kery started and took a no decision in 2.1 innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on three hits.

Kery walked four and struck out three. Randy Valladares (2-0) earned the win in 3.2 innings of relief. He did not allow a hit or a run while striking out three.

Jordan Scheftz followed with 1.2 innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on two hits. Scheftz walked four and struck out one.

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