NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Joshua Lopez hit a three-run home run and had two hits, and Daniel Castano struck out nine hitters over eight innings as the State College Spikes beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9-0 on Sunday.
Castano (2-0) picked up the win after he walked one while allowing four hits.
All nine runs came in the fourth inning, including a three-run home run by Lopez.
Grant Hockin (0-1) went 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs and nine hits while striking out three in the New York-Penn League game.
The Scrappers were held scoreless for the second time this season, while the Spikes’ staff recorded their first shutout of the year.
The Scrappers finish the three-game set with the State College Spikes Monday at 7:05 PM. It’s Every Monday Matters presented by Pizza Joe’s. Fans can bring non-perishable food items, gently used clothing and book to receive a FREE General Admission ticket. For ticket information fans can call the Mr. Rooter Box Office at 330-505-0000 or visit mvscrappers.com.