Scrappers rally to defeat Doubledays


Staff report

AUBURN, N.Y.

Home runs by Hosea Nelson and Angel Lopez helped the Mahoning Valley Scrappers overcome an early four-run deficit in Wednesday’s 7-6 victory over the Auburn Doubledays.

The Doubledays scored four times in the first inning. Three runs were unearned.

In the fourth inning, the Scrappers (19-11) scored when Tyler Freeman doubled and raced home after two wild pitchers.

The Scrappers tied the game in the fifth inning, with Ronny Dominguez, Jose Fermin and Freeman driving in runs.

Nelson’s two-run homer snapped the 4-4 tie in the sixth inning. Lopez also homered in that inning.

Zach Draper (2-3) earned the win in five innings of work. He allowed four runs, one earned, on four hits. Draper walked two and struck out three.

Dakody Clemmer picked up the save with two innings of relief. Clemmer allowed one run on two hits. He struck out three without allowing a walk.

Tonight, the Scrappers will try for a series sweep against the Doubledays. Juan Mota gets the start for Mahoning Valley.

The victory gives the Scrappers a three-and-a-half game lead over the Doubledays in the Pinckney Division.

The Scrappers will return home on Tuesday to begin a homestand against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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