Clement extends hit streak, Scrappers top Spikes

Clement finished the night 2-for-4 with a run

Ernie Clement had 2 hits Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 18-games, the longest in the New York-Penn League this season.

NILES, OH (WKBN) – Mahoning Valley’s Ernie Clement beat out an infield single in the second inning Sunday to extend his hit-streak to 18 games — the longest in the New York-Penn League this season — as the Scrappers topped the Spikes 6-3.

Clement’s streak dates back to July 13. He’s hit .360 with 14 runs and seven multi-hit games during that span.

The Scrappers jumped on the Spikes in the first inning when Simeon Lucas hit a double down the right field line, which brought home Nolan Jones to put Mahoning Valley up 1-0.

In the second inning, the Scrappers added on to their lead as Jones hit a double to left, which scored Clement and Hosea Nelson. Jones would finish the day 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks.

As the offense rolled, starting pitcher Gregori Vasquez rolled with them. He went six innings, allowing just two hits while striking out three.

The Scrappers go for the series win Monday as they host State College at 7:05 p.m.

.

 

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s