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Scrappers face Muckdogs in home opener

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will face the Batavia Muckdogs in their home opener Sunday at Eastwood Field in Niles. O’Charley’s On-Deck Show coverage begins at a special time of 6:00 p.m. on ESPN 1570 and online at mvscrappers.com.

Late Runs Too Much As Scrappers Fall To Black Bears

June 15, 2019 11:03 PM ET

(Granville, WV)-The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell behind early before two solo homeruns would give them a short lived lead on Saturday night in West Virginia. The West Virginia Black Bears rallied for five runs over the final three innings to earn a series split by a final of 6-3.

The Black Bears struck first in the bottom of the third inning. Elys Escobar would double to start the inning. After moving to third on a flout, he would come in to score on a wild pitch for the 1-0 lead.

West Virginia’s lead would last for all of five minutes. On the first pitch of the fourth inning, George Valera homered to right to tie the game. Three batters and two outs later, Bryan Lavastida would then blast a go ahead homerun into the bullpen in left to push the Scrappers out to a 2-1 lead.

The Black Bears would tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two outs, Juan Pie singled to right to score Jonah Davis who led off the inning with a walk.

West Virginia would then pull away with four runs over the next two innings to push their lead out to the final of 6-3.

Liam Jenkins started and took a no decision in 3.2 innings of work. He allowed an earned run on 3 hits. Jenkins walked 3 and struck out 3. Francis Cespedes followed with 2.0 innings of relief. Cespedes allowed an earned run on 2 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 5. Luis Valdez (0-1) took the loss in 1.1 innings of work. Valdez allowed 2 earned runs on 2 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 1.

The Scrappers (1-1) now return to Eastwood Field for the home opener on Sunday evening against the Batavia Muckdogs. Matt Turner gets the start with first pitch set for 6:35.

Scrappers conclude 2-game series against Black Bears

After opening the season with a win the Mahoning Valley Scrappers conclude their brief 2-game series at West Virginia against the Black Bears with coverage beginning with the O’Charley’s On Deck Show with the Voice of the Scrappers Tim Pozsgai at 6:40 p.m. on ESPN 1570.

Scrappers Top Black Bears On Opening Night

(Granville, WV)-The Mahoning Valley Scrappers opened their 21st season with a 5-4 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Friday night in West Virginia. The Scrappers grabbed an early three run lead and added insurance runs in the seventh and ninth innings to hold on for their first win of the season.

The Scrappers got things started in the top of the first inning when Korey Holland led off the game being hit by a pitch. With one out, Ray Delgado singled to put two runners on. George Valera followed with a two run double and the lead. Valera would also score later in the inning on a passed ball.

West Virginia would cut into the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Juan Pie led off the inning with a walk. He would come around to score on Dean Lockery‘s RBI double. Lockery would then score on an RBI groundout from Kyle Mottice to cut the Scrappers lead to 3-2.

In the top of the seventh inning the Scrappers would add an insurance run. Valera once again would double to start the inning. With one out, a Jonathan Rodriguez single would score Valera to push the lead out to 4-2.

The Scrappers final run would come in the top of the ninth inning. Jon Engelmann started the inning with a double. A two out single from Henderson De Oleo would score Engelmann for a 5-2 lead.

The Black Bears would push two runs across and would get the tying run on base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. However, a weak lineout to first would end the game.

Carlos Vargas got the start and allowed 2 earned runs over 4.0 innings of work. He allowed 1 hit and walked 2 while striking out 3.

Jordan Scheftz (1-0) earned the win in 1.2 innings of relief. He allowed just 1 hit while walking 2 and striking out 1.

Brendan Meyer followed with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. Meyer struck out 3 without allowing a hit. Timmy Herrin (1) picked up the save in 1.0 inning of work. He allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits.

The Scrappers (1-0) continue their series in West Virginia on Saturday night.

Liam Jenkins will start for Mahoning Valley. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm.

The Scrappers return home for the home opener on Sunday as they welcome the Batavia Muckdogs to Eastwood Field for a 6:35 start.

Scrappers open season at West Virginia on ESPN 1570

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers open the 2019 New York-Penn League season at West Virginia against the Black Bears with coverage beginning with the O’Charley’s On Deck Show with the Voice of the Scrappers Tim Pozsgai at 6:40 p.m. on ESPN 1570.

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2019 Softball State Tournament Pairings

2019 Softball State Tournament Pairings

Thursday, May 30

Division III Semifinal: West Jefferson (22-6) vs. No. 3 Cardington-Lincoln (24-4), 10 a.m.

Division III Semifinal: No. 1 Warren Champion (28-2) vs. Byesville Meadowbrook (18-9), 12:30 p.m.

Division II Semifinal: No. 5 Poland Seminary (29-0) vs. No. 3 Plain City Jonathan Alder (28-1), 3 p.m.

Division II Semifinal: No. 1 LaGrange Keystone (28-0) vs. No. 9 Hebron Lakewood (26-4), 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31

Division I Semifinal: No. 2 Liberty Township Lakota East (29-1) vs. No. 5 Westerville Central (28-2), 10 a.m.

Division I Semifinal: Louisville (24-4) vs. Elyria (24-5), 12:30 p.m.

Division IV Semifinal: Peebles (24-2) vs. Antwerp (20-2), 3 p.m.

Division IV Semifinal: Jeromesville Hillsdale (17-5) vs. No 4 Mechanicsburg (20-3), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

Division III State Final: 10 a.m.

Division II State Final: 1 p.m.

Division I State Final: 4 p.m.

Division IV State Final: 7 p.m.

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