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..