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Scrappers top Doubledays 5-2 to start final home series

Mahoning Valley went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position on Friday.

Scrappers top Doubledays 5-2 to start final home series
Photo credit: Mahoning Valley Scrappers
August 30, 2014
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NILES, OH - The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are making the best of their final home stand of the season. After splitting two games with Jamestown last night, the Scrappers jumped out early on their way to a 5-2 win over the Auburn Doubledays.

Greg Allen started the bottom of the 1st inning with a double and then promptly stole third. The steal was his 28th of the season and gives him sole possession of 2nd all-time in franchise history. Allen would then score on Francisco Mejia’s RBI double for a 1-0 lead. Mejia would also score on Leo Castillo’s RBI single. For Castillo the RBI was number 46 on the season, giving him the league lead.      

Mahoning Valley would add on another run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. With two outs, Ordomar Valdezsingled and stole second. He then scored from second on Allen’s RBI single for a 3-0 lead.

Auburn would cut it to a one-run game with single runs in the 6th and 7th innings on a RBI sac fly from Diomedes Eusebio and a RBI double from Cody Gunter.  

The Scrappers would then put the game away with two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one out, Valdez and Allen would both single. Steven Patterson then doubled to score both runners for a 5-2 lead. For Patterson the double was his 20th of the season, giving him the league lead.

JP Feyereisen would come on in the top of the 9th inning and would strike out the side for the save.

David Speer (3-1) started for the Scrappers and went 5 shutout innings. He allowed just 5 hits while striking out 3 and walking 1 for the win. Jordan Carter would follow with 2 innings of relief. Carter allowed 2 runs, both earned, on 4 hits. He struck out 1. Edward Estrella then a perfect 8th inning before Feyereisen closed out the game for his 4th save of the season.

The Scrappers will look for the series sweep in their final home game of the season on Saturday night at 7:05. If you can’t be at Eastwood Field or on the road, catch all the Scrappers games this season with Tim Pozsgai on Sports Radio 1240 AM.

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