Red-hot Oviedo sizzles again
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
Luis Oviedo, the reigning New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week, continued his domination on Tuesday night.
Oviedo cruised through seven innings while striking out seven to lead the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 2-0 win over the State College Spikes.
All the offense that the Scrappers would need came in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Ronny Dominguez walked to extend the inning. Gabriel Mejia singled to send Dominguez to third. Mejia then stole second with Jose Fermin at the plate. Fermin promptly singled to center to score both runs.
Oviedo made sure the lead held up. Oviedo faced the minimum number of Spikes until the bottom of the sixth inning.
Oviedo (3-0) earned the win in seven innings of work. He allowed four hits and struck out seven. He did not walk a batter. Luis Araujo picked up the save with two innings of relief work. Araujo allowed one hit and struck out two.
The Scrappers (13-4) open a six-game homestand tonight at Eastwood Field against the Batavia Muckdogs.