Niles, OH (WKBN)- With rain in the forecast for Sunday evening, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers wasted little time in jumping out an early lead on the Jamestown Jammers. The Scrappers used a 3 run first innings to propel themselves to an 8-3 rain shortened win in 8 innings to snap a 4 game losing streak.
After Cameron Hill sat the Jammers down with a quick 1-2-3 top of the first, Greg Allen led off the bottom half of the inning with a double, the first of two on the game. After a 1 out walk to Steven Patterson, Francisco Mejia brought Allen in to score on an RBI groundout. Patterson would score as well on Taylor Murphy’s RBI single. The Scrappers would cap the scoring in the inning with a Martin Cervenka RBI single to score Murphy.
The Scrappers added another run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. D’Vone McClure started the inning by doubling just inside the bag down the third base line. With 2 outs, Austin Fisher singled to score McClure to push the Scrappers lead out to 4-0.
Mahoning Valley kept adding to their lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. A 1-out walk to Drake Roberts was followed by Allen’s second double. Michael Suchy’s throw to the plate got past catcher Deybi Garci allowing Roberts to score from third and allowed Allen to move up to third. A wild pitch would then score Allen pushing the lead out to 6-0.
Jamestown would finally get on the board in the top of the 6th inning. After walks by Erik Forgione and Carl Anderson, Jordan Luplow blasted a 2 out, 3 run homerun to cut the Scrappers lead to 6-3.
Mahoning Valley would get 2 of those runs back in the bottom of the 7th. With 1 out, Patterson and Mejia each singled. Following a strike out, Leo Castillo doubled to right field to score both Patterson and Mejia and push the lead out to 8-3.
The rain would arrive in the top of the 8th inning. Once the rain had finally stopped, the umpires determined that the field would not be playable, and made the decision to end the game.
Hill started for Mahoning Valley was near perfect for four innings. He allowed 1 hit and walked 1 while striking out 2. Luis Gomez (2-0) came on in relief to start the 5th inning. Gomez went the final 3.1 innings. He allowed 3 runs, all earned, on 1 hit. Gomez walked 3 and struck out 7.
The Scrappers will now be off on Monday before heading to Auburn to begin a 3 game road trip on Tuesday evening at 7:05.
COURTESY: MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS