July 5, 2013 (2 comments)
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses. In his first Mahoning Valley Scrappers notebook of the season, the IBI's Hayden Grove takes a look at how things have gone to date for the Scrappers.
July 1, 2013 (0 comments)
Walk-off losses have become a trend for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers this season, and that trend continued on Monday night as the Scrappers fell 1-0 to the Jamestown Jammers; their second consecutive walk off loss.
June 25, 2013 (0 comments)
NILES, OH- Monsoon-type rains opened up in Mahoning Valley two hours before game time, but the rain delay had little effect on the Scrappers, as they took down the Doubledays 4-1 Tuesday.
June 24, 2013 (1 comments)
In what started as a weird night at Eastwood Field, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the Auburn Doubledays 2-1.Just minutes before game-time, there were two lineup changes that would significantly affect the outcome of the game.
June 23, 2013 (0 comments)
Caleb Hamrick’s brilliant start, coupled with some timely hitting, gave the Scrappers a 3-1 win over the Auburn Doubledays. Hamrick kept the Auburn lineup honest with the slider, but used the fastball to put them away.
June 22, 2013 (0 comments)
BATAVIA, NY- For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost via the walk-off, falling to the Batavia Muckdogs 2-1.
June 20, 2013 (7 comments)
Mahoning Valley outfielder Josh McAdams has power in his bat and power in his arm that make him a very interesting prospect with a lot of upside. But what makes him really stand out and defines him is his extraordinary makeup and his fun personality. He has a certain brightness about him and has a fan-first mentality that will quickly make him a fan favorite in The Valley. The IBI's Hayden Grove recently sat down with him and shares the details in his latest...
June 18, 2013 (0 comments)
NILES- On a cloud-free night at Eastwood Field, the Scrappers copied last night’s losing effort and fell to Jamestown by almost the exact score, 3-0. Yet again, dominant pitching performances and missed opportunities were the theme.
June 18, 2013 (0 comments)
On a gorgeous night for baseball in Niles, Ohio, the Jamestown Jammers and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers kicked off the 2013 season in front of a near-capacity Eastwood Field.
June 17, 2013 (6 comments)
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers are certainly an eclectic bunch. A combination of fresh draft picks, older free agents, and rising prospects, the Scrappers embody their nickname perfectly; they are the personification of scrappy. Just trying to scratch and claw their way to the next level, each Scrapper has a different story. The IBI's Hayden Grove talked with several of the Scrappers over the weekend and sets the stage for the start of their season tonight!
June 7, 2013 (0 comments)
AKRON- The cloudy skies throughout the day could not prevent the Akron Aeros from blasting off on Friday night. Thanks to a big third inning, and an even bigger seventh, the Aeros secured their fourth straight victory with a win against the Portland SeaDogs by a final score of 12-3.
June 6, 2013 (0 comments)
On a cloudy, dreary night in Akron, and after a thirty-minute rain delay, the Aeros took on the Fisher Cats, getting the brooms out to sweep New Hampshire out of town with a 7-2 win. Aeros starter Toru Murata got into trouble right away when Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf lined a single to right field with one out in the inning. Shortstop Kevin Nolan took no time at all to put the Fisher Cats on the board, drilling the second Murata offering he saw deep into the Aeros bullpen in right field. Down 2-0, Murata settled in after that.
May 24, 2013 (0 comments)
ERIE- In a shutout pitcher’s duel through seven innings, Aeros’ starter Matt Packer stole the show and got his second win of the season as the Akron Aeros defeated the Erie SeaWolves 3-0.
May 23, 2013 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros ended their five-game losing streak with a bang. A colorful crowd of 8,000 students was on hand to take in the 10:35 start between the Aeros and the Baysox and the excitement started right away. Akron won 11-5 and moved to 21-26 while the Baysox fell back to .500 at 22-22 on the year.
May 20, 2013 (0 comments)
AKRON- The Akron Aeros wasted a two-run ninth to drop a heartbreaker to the Bowie Bayson in 12 innings, 4-3. The Aeros seemed to be on the track to yet another bad loss at home after an awful 7th inning, and a four game losing streak was all but reality. That was, until the bottom of the ninth inning began. The Aeros got started quickly, however, for the second straight game.
May 19, 2013 (0 comments)
Just when it looked like the Aeros would take the game and the series from the Erie SeaWolves through the first five innings, the sixth inning removed all hope, as Akron lost the Sunday matinee 6-4.
May 17, 2013 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers got a big win on Friday night, thanks to a dominant performance from Clippers starter Brett Brach and some early offense. Brach pitched 7.1 nearly flawless innings for Columbus. He allowed only one run, two walks, and six hits on the evening, and had Chiefs hitters guessing all night long.
May 15, 2013 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros ran into the Binghamton Mets at the wrong time. Tonight, the Mets were down 3-0 going into the fifth inning, and scored six in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-3 lead. After adding three more in the bottom of the sixth, the Binghamton rout was on. Things got started in the top of the fourth with the Aeros offense putting a crooked number on the board.
May 14, 2013 (0 comments)
BINGHAMTON- In a pitching duel between the Akron Aeros and the Binghamton Mets, a terrible outing by Trey Haley doomed the Aeros in the eighth as the Aeros fell 3-7.
May 14, 2013 (0 comments)
The Binghamton Mets overcame Sunday Afternoon's late inning dramatics to defeat the Akron Aeros 5-2 on Monday Night.