Scrappers vs. Crosscutters Series Preview

July 7-9

By Mahoning Valley Scrappers | July 7, 2018 1:08 PM

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers continue its six-game homestand as the Williamsport Crosscutters visit Eastwood Field from Saturday through Monday. The Crosscutters are visiting Eastwood Field for the second time this season. Mahoning Valley took two of three games in the teams' first meeting from June 24-June 26.

Tale of the Tape

Williamsport's roster features the third overall pick from the 2018 MLB Draft in 3B Alec Bohm. Bohm, ranked as the No. 7 overall draft prospect by MLB Pipeline, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of Wichita State and made his affiliated-ball debut on June 24 for Williamsport. Bohm is hitting .190 with a double and two RBI in 11 games for the Crosscutters. Phillies eighth-round pick Seth Lancaster is also on Williamsport's roster. Lancaster is batting .225 with four doubles and a triple in 12 games for Williamsport.

The Scrappers are coming off a series loss versus the Batavia Muckdogs. Batavia took Wednesday and Friday's games while the Scrappers fended off a Muckdog comeback in the conclusion of Thursday's suspended game. The series loss is the first for Mahoning Valley this season. The Scrappers are now 6-1 in season series.

Mahoning Valley (14-6) enters Saturday with the best record in the New York-Penn League. The Scrappers lead the league in team hitting (.267), runs per game (5.4) and slugging percentage (.373). Shortstop Tyler Freeman leads the league in hitting (.427) and total bases (40) and is second in on-base percentage (.457) in his 19 games played. In his last 10 games, Freeman is batting .432 and has five multi-hit games.

Pitching Probables

Saturday: RHP Juan Mota (1-1, 6.50 ERA) vs. LHP Manuel Silva (0-1, 1.80)

Sunday: RHP Luis Oviedo (3-0, 0.39) vs. RHP Jack Perkins (0-0, 4.50)

Monday: RHP Cameron Mingo (1-2, 5.12) vs. RHP Gustavo Armas (1-2, 3.63)

Promotions

The first 1,000 fans through the gates of Eastwood Field on Saturday will receive a Francisco Mejia bobblehead presented by Huntington and 21 WFMJ. Mejia is ranked as the top prospect in the Cleveland Indians organization and played for the Scrappers in 2014. Saturday is also a Star Wars-themed fireworks night, following the conclusion of the game.

Sunday is Family Fun Day presented by Warren-area McDonald's and Kiss 95.9. Fans can also bring in any non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket to the Chevy All Stars Box Office and receive a buy one, get one upper box seat free.

Every Monday Matters at Eastwood Field. Fans who donate nonperishable food items, gently used clothing or children's books will receive a free general admission ticket to the game, sponsored by Pizza Joe's and 106.1 The Bull.

For tickets, call the Chevy All Stars Box Office at 330-505-0000

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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