Scrappers finish Muckdogs sweep
Thirteen runs scored between the seventh and ninth innings enabled the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (22-12) to double up on the Batavia Muckdogs (15-20) at Dwyer Stadium on Sunday. With their 16-8 win, the Scrappers earned the sweep of Batavia and remained percentage points away from the best record in the New York-Penn League. Six of nine Scrappers hitters had a multi-hit game, including three hits apiece from Michael Tinsley (3-for-6), Hosea Nelson (3-for-5), and Simeon Lucas (3-for-5).
The Scrappers were trailing 7-3 into the top of the seventh inning, but they finished that top half with the lead. Mahoning Valley scored five runs on seven hits in the inning.
The Scrappers regained a 9-8 lead in the top of the eighth inning on an RBI groundout by Clark Scolamiero. After Batavia was shut down in the bottom of the eighth, the Scrappers offense went to work again in the ninth.