Scrappers suffer third loss in row
Despite a 4-1 loss to the Cyclones , the Scrappers remain in first place.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ivan Naccarata homered and four Brooklyn pitchers held Mahoning Valley batters to seven hits, but only one hit after the fifth inning, as the Cyclones defeated the Scrappers, 4-1, in a New York-Penn League game at KeySpan Park.
The loss was the third straight for Mahoning Valley (18-16), but the Scrappers maintained a one-game lead in the Pinckney Division.
The Scrappers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jared Goedert singled home Andrew Lytle, who had doubled with one out.
It was Lytle's third double of the season.
Brooklyn took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Naccarata's two-run two-out homer, his first of the season.
The Cyclones added single runs in the fifth and sixth, on Jon Schemmel's sacrifice fly and a wild pitch by Mahoning Valley's Daniel Miltenberger.
Nelson Portillo (2-2) earned the win for the Cyclones, allowing five hits and the one run in six innings.
Joseph Smith earned his eighth save of the year by pitching a scoreless ninth.
Joshua Tomlin suffered his first loss in three decisions, allowing three runs in five innings. He struck out seven.
The teams resume their series tonight in Brooklyn at 7.
Denham cf5020Holden cf4010
Lytle 1b4120Schemmel 2b3011
Rodriguez ss4000Martin lf4000
McBride c3010Jacobs dh2210
Goedert 2b4010Naccarata 3b4122
Douglas lf4000Sanchez rf3010
Realini 3b3010Cummins c3000
Roberts rf3000Hambrice 1b3110
Cmbrbtch dh4000LRivera ss3010
E--Rodriguez (3). DP--Scrappers 1. LOB--Scrappers 10, Brooklyn 7. 2B--Lytle (3), Hambrice (2). 3B--Denham (1). HR--Naccarata (1). CS--Sanchez (3). S--Sanchez. SF--Schemmel.
Tomlin L, 2-1553327
Portillo W, 2-2651100
De La Torre110001
Smith S, 8110003
WP--Miltenberger. HBP--by Portillo (McBride). Umpires--Home, Jason Cooksey; First, Travis Hatch. T--2:42. A--6,668.
HOW THEY SCORED
Scrappers 1st -- Denham flied out (F-7). Lytle doubled to center. Rodriguez grounded out (5-3), Lytle to 3rd. McBride hit by pitch. Goedert singled to center, Lytle scored, McBride to 2nd. Douglas grounded out (3-1). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB
Brooklyn 4th -- Schemmel flied out (F-8). Martin struck out. Jacobs walked. Naccarata homered to left-center, Jacobs scored. Sanchez singled to right. With Cummins batting, Sanchez caught stealing (1-4). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Brooklyn 5th -- Cummins popped out (F-3). Hambrice walked. Rivera singled to right, Hambrice to 2nd. Holden bunt singled to third, Hambrice to 3rd, Rivera to 2nd. Schemmel sacrifice flied out (F-9), Hambrice scored. Martin struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB
Brooklyn 6th -- Pitching change: Miltenberger replaced Tomlin. Jacobs singled to shortstop. Naccarata singled to third, Jacobs to 2nd. Sanchez sacrifice bunted (5-4), Jacobs to 3rd, Naccarata to 2nd. Cummins walked. With Hambrice batting, wild pitch scored Jacobs, Naccarata to 3rd, Cummins to 2nd. Hambrice struck out. Rivera grounded out (6-3). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB