Scrappers end season on high note with 2-0 win
AUBURN, NY- The Scrappers ended their 2013 season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 victory over the Auburn Doubledays.
The Scrappers 2013 season was a tumultuous one, but ended on the right note, sending the Scrappers into the 2014 season with a little momentum.
After Cole Sulser’s brilliant performance on the mound for the Scrappers in Tuesday night’s game - coupled with the no-hitter on Sunday- it was Caleb Hamrick’s turn to pitch a gem on Wednesday night.
And he delivered.
In five innings of work, Hamrick pitched five shutout innings, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out three.
Auburn starter Nick Pivetta was a tad bit better than Hamrick, but couldn’t pitch Hamrick away from his third win of the season.
Pivetta pitched five innings of scoreless baseball and allowed just two hits while striking out five, earning a no decision on the evening.
In a scoreless game in the top of the sixth, the Scrappers bats finally came alive off of Auburn reliever Casey Selsor.
Juan Romero started the action with his 6th home run of the season to give the Scrappers a 1-0 lead.
Designated hitter and recent Arizona League callup, Grant Fink, then delivered an RBI double to give the Scrappers a 2-0 advantage.
Thanks to the bullpen, that’s more than they would need.
Carlos Melo and Ben Heller each pitched a scoreless inning of relief and were followed by Trevor Frank, who completed his third save of the season in two shutout innings.
The Scrappers finished the month of September with a 3-1 record and allowed just three runs in those four games - all of which came in the second game of Tuesday night’s double header.
In their three September wins, the Scrappers did not allow a single run and won by a combined score of 10-0.
Of course, as this was the last game of the season, the Scrappers will head back to Niles before beginning their winter vacation and gearing up for another season of Mahoning Valley baseball in 2014.