Scrappers split doubleheader

Jamestown, NY – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Jamestown Jammers played a double header Wednesday after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to weather. The Scrappers split the pair with a 5-3 win in Game 1 and a 7-3 loss in the second contest.

Game 1 resumed in the bottom of the second inning with the Scrappers leading 2-0 after Juan Herrera and Josh McAdams each drove in one run with singles in the first. The Scrappers would regain the lead with a two-run fifth inning. In the inning, Manuel Boscan singled home both Claudio Bautista and Herrera, putting the Scrappers ahead 4-3. The final run for the Scrappers came in the seventh inning. Again, Boscan was able to drive in Bautista, giving the Scrappers the 5-3 advantage. Harrold Guerrero worked two innings to record his first win of the year.

In Game 2, the Scrappers jumped to an early lead in the top of the second inning. With two outs, Ryan Battaglia blasted his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left. After Paul Hendrix, who doubled, and Brian Ruiz, who walked, advanced on a wild pitch, Tyler Booth was able to leg out an infield single to score both Hendrix and Ruiz. The lead was short lived as the Jammers scored three of their own in the bottom of the second. A four-run fifth inning by Jamestown was all they needed to drop the Scrappers by a final of 7-3. Caleb Hamrick (1-2) took the loss.

The Scrappers begin a three-game homestand with the Williamsport Crosscutters at 7 p.m. tonight.