Scrappers’ late rally falls short vs. Auburn
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers spotted the Auburn Doubledays three runs in the first inning and eventually fell 4-2 in New York-Penn League play Sunday at Falcon Park.
Auburn (25-42) took a 3-0 lead on an RBI double by Adalberto Carrillo and a two-run single by Jake Alu. Wilmer Perez made it 4-0 with a solo home run in the third.
Mahoning Valley (33-34) didn’t score until the top of the ninth, when Julian Escobedo walked and Brayan Rocchio hit his fourth home run of the season.
Right-hander Tyler Dyson (1-1) worked six scoreless innings for the win.
Brian Eichhorn (4-3) took the loss. He allowed five hits, three walks and four runs — all earned — in four innings.
The Scrappers and Doubledays are set to meet again at 7 p.m. today.
Trumbull County Sports HOF to induct 13
The 17th annual Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet is set for Sunday, Oct. 27. Thirteen new members set to be enshrined during ceremonies at DiVieste’s Banquet Center, 754 North River Rd.
Guest speaker is Dana Balash, sports director at WFMJ-TV, Channel 21 in Youngstown.
The 2019 class includes Steve Arnold (basketball, football), Jeff Bayuk (football), Joe Caffie (baseball, deceased), LeShun Daniels (football), Sue Ruby-DeMaiolo (track and field), Bob Green (basketball), John Landolfi (multiple sports), Joe Malone (multiple sports, deceased), Anthony Montana (football official), Jack Muransky (contribution to sports), Jane Lewis-Price (softball), Larry Savage (football, deceased) and Roy Sembach (basketball).
Tickets are $30 each, students and children under 16 are $20 each with a table of eight priced at $210.
Tickets can be obtained by calling Chuck Potashnik, organization president, at 330-856-6219.
Pirates rock Bauer, hold on to beat Reds
Trevor Bauer had another rocky outing for Cincinnati, allowing eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game series.
Since being acquired from the Cleveland Indians prior to the July 31 trade deadline, Bauer (10-11) is 1-3 with a 7.62 ERA in five starts. Seven of the runs charged to him Sunday were earned, and he had two walks and two strikeouts.
Bryan Reynolds hit a bases-loaded triple high off the right field wall to cap a three-run second inning that put the Pirates ahead for good at 5-3. The sweep was Pittsburgh’s first since taking three from San Diego on June 21-23.
Pirates leadoff hitter Kevin Newman went 4 for 4, was hit by a pitch and stole two bases in helping send Cincinnati to its sixth straight road loss. Pittsburgh has won 10 consecutive games at home against the Reds, dating to last season.
Dario Agrazal (3-3) allowed four runs in five innings to end his three-game losing streak. The rookie struck out five and walked two.
Louisiana wins its first Little League WS title
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.
Louisiana claimed its first Little League World Series title as Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while pitcher Egan Prather threw a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead a team from River Ridge past Curacao 8-0.
Prather shut down a powerful Curacao lineup, throwing 88 pitches over six innings. His performance in the championship caps off a solid tournament on the mound in which he picked up two victories and struck out 19 batters in 141/3 innings.
The offensive breakthrough came in the fifth inning for Louisiana as the club representing the Southwest region scored four runs on four hits to seize control. Reece Roussel smacked an RBI double that was followed by Marshall’s RBI single, his third hit of the day.