Scrappers rally falls short

ABERDEEN, Md. — Mahoning Valley scored five runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but came up short against Aberdeen, 7-6.

Oscar Gonzalez hit a three-run double in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to finish the comeback.

The Scrappers (28-20) remain a half-game back of West Virginia in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division standings. West Virginia lost to Brooklyn Wednesday.

Trailing 6-1, the Scrappers cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Will Benson hit a two-run triple.

Scott Burke (1-1) got the win in relief while Mahoning Valley starter Kirk McCarty (2-1) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.

Aberdeen (28-21) and MV play again today, starting at 11:05 a.m.