Scrappers thumped at Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost to the Batavia Muckdogs, 8-2, Friday night, the second straight loss for the Scrappers.
MV (28-17) still has the best record in the New York-Penn League, but their lead in the pinckney Division was cut to 2 1/2 games over the Auburn Doubledays.
The Scrappers scored single runs in the second and fifth innings, but Batavia (21-25) blew the game open with a six-run sixth. The Muckdogs added solo runs in the seventh and eighth.
Jose Fermin had a triple and a single for Mahoning Valley, which had seven hits on the night.
The teams play again tonight in Batavia, then the Scrappers return to Eastwood Field on Sunday for a three-game series against State College.
General admission tickets on Sunday are just 20 cents, to celebrate the 20th season of the Scrappers. A team poster giveaway is planned Sunday with a postgame autograph session with the team on the field.