Scrappers Sweep Doubleheader against Tigers

Scrappers pitcher Triston McKenzie pitched 6.2 innings and allowed just 1 earned run grabbing the win for Mahoning Valley.
Scrappers pitcher Triston McKenzie pitched 6.2 innings and allowed just 1 earned run grabbing the win for Mahoning Valley.

NILES, OH (WKBN)-The Mahoning Valley Scrappers earned their first doubleheader sweep of the season on Monday night. The Scrappers also picked up their fifth straight series win by finals of 3-2 and 8-2 over the Connecticut Tigers.

In game one, the Scrappers would get all the runs they needed in the first inning. Gabriel Mejia doubled to start the inning. Silento Sayles followed with a single to put runners at first and third. Andrew Calica would then put the Scrappers on the board first with an RBI single to bring home Mejia. Erlin Cerda then cleared the bases with a two run double to score Sayles and Calica for a 3-0 lead.

Triston McKenzie made sure that the three runs were enough. McKenzie would scatter three hits over 6.2 innings, just missing becoming the third pitcher in franchise history to throw a complete game. McKenzie would allow just one baserunner until the final inning.

McKenzie (4-2) earned the win in 6.2 innings. He allowed just the two hits and two runs, only one earned. He did not walk a batter and struck out five. Henry Martinez (2) earned the save by recording the final out of the game. He allowed one hit and did not record a walk or a strikeout.

In game two it was the offense that would lead the way for Mahoning Valley as they would score eight runs on thirteen hits.

The Scrappers jumped out to the lead in the second inning. Mitch Longo got the scoring started with an RBI double to drive in Yonathan Mendoza. Longo would then also come in to score on an RBI double from Nate Winfrey.

Winfrey would deliver again in the third inning with a two out, two run single to push the Scrappers lead out to 5-0. The Scrappers would add single runs in the fifth and sixth innings for an 8-0.

Connecticut would get on the board with two outs in the seventh inning to avoid the shutout.

Ryan Colegate started game two and went 2.0 innings. He did not allow a hit or a run. He did not record a walk or a strikeout, but did hit one batter. Michael Letkewicz (3-0) earned the win with 3.0 innings of scoreless relief. He allowed just one hit while walking one and striking out one. Randy Valladares would go the final two innings. He allowed two earned runs on five hits. Valladares walked one and struck out six.

The Scrappers (16-21) and Tigers (20-17) will conclude their three game series on Tuesday night with a 7:05 first pitch. Juan Hillman is scheduled to start for the Scrappers.

COURTESY: MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS

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