(Williamsport, PA)-Juan Mota and two relievers allowed just one hit on Friday night as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers completed a three game sweep over the Williamsport Crosscutters by a final of 2-0 at Bowman Field.
The Scrappers got all the runs they would need in the top of the fourth inning. Mitch Reeves started the inning with a single to left. Connor Smith, making his Scrappers debut, followed with a two run homer into the Scrappers bullpen in left for the 2-0 lead.
The only bad news for the Scrappers was that Tyler Freeman's 21 game hitting streak ended. He and Ernie Clement will stay tied with the franchise record.
Mota (3-4) dazzled in 6.0 innings of work. He allowed just 1 hit and struck out 6 while walking 1. Luis Araujo followed with 1.2 innings of relief. He struck out 2 and walked 1. Erik Algarin (6) picked up the save in 1.1 innings of work. He struck out 3.
The Scrappers (32-20) no whead to West Virginia to open a two game series with the Black Bears on Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:05 with Yeffersson Yannuzzi scheduled to start. The Scrappers return home for a doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays on August 15th. Get your tickets now at mvscrappers.com or by calling 330-505-0000 or visiting the Chevy All-Stars box office at Eastwood Field.
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