Scrappers attendance up

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers had an increase in attendance for the second consecutive season.

The low-Class A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians drew an average of 3,371 fans to Eastwood Field in Niles per game, the team said in a statement.

The Scrappers are 26-43 and have three away games remaining in the season, all in Auburn. They lost 6-3 in the final home game of the season on Friday.

The Scrappers are in second to last place in the New York-Penn League.

Average attendance is the team’s second-highest in history, behind only the 2008 season which saw an average of 3,427 fans attend the 36 games.

The team had 317 more fans in attendance in 2013 over 2012 despite two fewer games.

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