Batavia, NY (WKBN)- For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers grabbed an early lead in the top of the first inning. And for the second night in a row, they were unable to capitalize on it as the Batavia Muckdogs had an answer every time the Scrappers crossed the plate, leading to a 10-6 defeat.
With 2 outs in the 1st inning, Juan De La Cruz and Francisco Mejia each singled. De La Cruz then scored on Jorge Martinez’s RBI single and Mejia would come across the plate when Josh McAdams doubled him home for an early 2-0 lead.
The Muckdogs would then answer right back with 3 runs on 4 hits in the bottom half of the inning. The big blow was a run scoring double from Carlos Duran.
The Scrappers were able to tie the score up in the top of the 3rd when again with 2 outs, Mejia doubled and then scored on Martinez’s second RBI single.
Once again the Muckdogs then answered back. They scored 7 runs over the next 2 innings on 8 hits and with the aid of 2 Scrappers errors.
Mahoning Valley would make it closer with an RBI single from Drake Roberts in the top of the 6th innings. Roberts would bring home 2 more runs in the top of the 8th inning with another 2 out single to bring the score to what would be the final of 10-6.
Luis DeJesus started for Mahoning Valley and lasted 3.1 innings. He gave up 5 runs, all earned, on 7 hits. DeJesus walked 3 and struck out 1 while taking his first loss of the season. Dominic DeMasi relieved DeJesus in the 4th innings. DeMasi went 1.2 innings. He allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, on 6 hits. DeMasi walked 1 and struck out 1.
JP Feyereisen then came on to work 2 perfect innings of relief. He did not allow a hit or a run. Feyereisen walked none and struck out 1. Jose Zapata pitched the final inning for the Scrappers, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1.
Jorgan Cavenerio started for Batavia and allowed 8 hits over 6 innings. He gave up 4 runs, all earned, while striking out 6 to earn his first win of the season. Juancito Martinez allowed 2 runs on 2 hits over 1.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out none. Tyler Kane then pitched the final 1.1 innings for the Muckdogs. Kane did not allow a runner to reach base.
The Scrappers will continue their road trip on Sunday as they head to Auburn to take on the Doubledays at 5:05pm.
COURTESY: MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS