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Scrappers fall to Jammers

June 15, 2014
Tribune Chronicle

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - One night after the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Jamestown Jammers put on an offensive showcase, the bats cooled off a little in the Jammers' 4-1 win.

While the two teams combined for 14 hits, Mahoning Valley (1-1) went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven batters overall, while Jamestown (1-1) left eight on the base paths and went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Following an opening-day win in which the Scrappers never trailed, it didn't take long for the Jammers to end that streak Saturday. In the bottom of the first inning, designated hitter Tyler Filliben launched a two-run home run, his second of the season, and they increased that lead in the fifth when Pittsburgh Pirates' 2014 fifth-round draft choice Michael Suchy tripled to right and first baseman Kevin Ross doubled to bring Suchy home.

Mahoning Valley pulled a run back the next inning. With one out, Juan De La Cruz doubled and then came home two batters later off a Yonathan Mendoza single to cut the deficit to 3-1.

That was the closest the Scrappers could come, however, as Filliben scored from second on a groundout off reliever Jose Zapata to put the game out of reach.

Juan Santana picked up the loss for Mahoning Valley, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing three earned runs and six hits.



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