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Youngster Castro begins development with Scrappers

July 5, 2015 NILES — Travis Fryman knows there’s something special about Willi Castro. The 18-year-old starting shortstop for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers is well beyond his years defensively. more »»

Howland’s Scott making impact with Ironbirds

July 5, 2015 NILES — Tanner Scott thrives on pressure-packed situations. more »»

Scrappers back home off 7-4 loss

July 4, 2015 BATAVIA, N.Y. — A three-run second inning by Batavia put Mahoning Valley in a hole from which it could not get out in a 7-4 loss Friday night to the Muckdogs. more »»

Scrappers become part of host families

July 3, 2015 Gail Druschel has always loved baseball. more »»

Strong pitching performance leads to split

July 3, 2015 BATAVIA, N.Y. — Three Mahoning Valley pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Scrappers split a doubleheader on Thursday with the Batavia Muckdogs. Both games were seven innings. more »»

Progress finally leads to victory at home

July 1, 2015 NILES — During the Scrappers’ five-game losing streak, there’s been steady progression in the eyes of Mahoning Valley manager Travis Fryman. more »»

Fryman-Borders friendship remains from big leagues to bush leagues

July 1, 2015 NILES — Maybe they’ll call it “Border Patrol” or “Pat’s Pack. more »»

Making adjustments

June 30, 2015 NILES — Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Travis Fryman has a rule he follows during the beginning of the minor league season. more »»

Fryman seeing things to build upon for MV

June 30, 2015 NILES — Not many people understand the purpose of minor league baseball better than Scrappers manager Travis Fryman. more »»

Changing fortunes

June 29, 2015 NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers didn’t win on Sunday during a 10-inning, rain-delayed matchup against the undefeated Williamsport Crosscutters, but a member of their team — and his dad — sure... more »»

Borders having fun in his return to baseball

June 29, 2015 NILES — With the help of his wife, former major league catcher Pat Borders realized something a few months back as he pondered his future. more »»

Booster club’s main work is scholarships

June 28, 2015 NILES — You may have seen them at a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game, wandering the grandstands selling 50-50 raffle tickets or signing up new members at their table in the concourse. more »»

Scrappers shut out again

June 27, 2015 NILES — Other than a fireworks display Thursday, there haven’t been many “ohhhs and ahhhs” coming from Mahoning Valley Scrappers fans. more »»

Tom getting used to ways of professional ball

June 27, 2015 NILES — For Ka’ai Tom, Christmas arrived six months early. After the Scrappers’ 6-0 loss to the State College Spikes Thursday night, the rookie outfielder was in no hurry to return to the clubhouse. more »»

Blanked in opener

June 26, 2015 NILES — It kind of had a feeling of Wednesday night all over again for the Mahoning Valley Scrapper. more »»

Santander provides consistency to MV

June 26, 2015 NILES — It hasn’t all been inconsistent for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the early stages of the 2015 New York-Penn League season. more »»

Decisions, decisions

June 25, 2015 NILES — For an 8-year-old, this decision was as big as choosing to play with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the Minions. more »»

Scrapper bats stay hot in win

June 24, 2015 BATAVIA, N.Y. more »»

On the job

June 23, 2015 NILES — Every summer for most of his life, Pearland, Texas, native Brock Hartson has played on a baseball team. This summer things are just a bit differen. more »»



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