NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – As basketball season comes to a close on Sunday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers are starting their season on Friday night.
First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. against the West Virginia Black Bears.
Over the past 18 seasons, the Scrappers have won several division titles. And just recently, the Scrappers renewed their player development contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Away from the field, General Manager Jordan Taylor said the Scrappers do a lot of charity working, being named number one in the league for giving back. Taylor said this charity work is important to the organization.
“The community has been so great to us. This will be our 18th season. From sponsors to season ticket holders, host families, we really try to find as many ways to give back as we can,” he said,
Some of the league’s charity work begins this weekend, in which the players will be wearing superhero costumes that you can bid on, with proceeds going to the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The organization works to improve the quality of life for the community’s chronically and terminally ill children and their families.