JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The heartbreak that ended the month of June for the Scrappers carried over into July on Monday night as the Scrappers fell in Jamestown on a walk-off sacrifice fly. A game that was the true definition of a pitcher's duel ended with Jamestown on top 1-0.
Things looked promising for the Scrappers right from the start. With two outs in the top of the first inning, Juan Herrera was hit by a pitch for the Scrappers first runner. Nellie Rodriguez followed with a single and then James Roberts also was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Mahoning Valley was unable to get a runner home. Also, the Scrappers were 0 of 9 with runners in scoring position and ended up leaving nine runners on base.
Kenny Matthews made his professional debut on the mound for the Scrappers. He worked two innings of one-hit baseball. He didn't walk anybody and struck out two. Cole Sulser followed Matthews and he allowed three hits over three innings. He as well did not walk anyone and struck out two. Alexis Paredes relieved Sulser and worked two scoreless innings. Paredes allowed one hit and struck out two while issuing one intentional walk. Trevor Frank (0-1) came on for 1.2 innings. He allowed two hits and a run. He did not walk a batter and struck out two.
The Jammers would walk off with the win in the ninth inning. With one out, Jin-De Jhang lifted a fly ball to shallow right field that fell in for a single. Dan Collins followed with a double to left field to move Jhang to third. Edwin Espinal sent everyone home with a sac fly to right field to plate Jhang with the winning run.
The Scrappers and Jammers continue their series tonight at 7:05.