NILES, OH- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers stayed undefeated at Eastwood field with a 6-4 victory over West Virginia. The Scrappers took the early lead in the first inning on 4 consecutive base hits to plate 3 runs. The Scrappers had a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning, until Black Bears second baseman Blaze Brothers blasted a 3 run home run to cut the lead down to 1 run. The Scrappers countered with a run of their own in the bottom of the seventh, after a lead off triple by Reed Chumley, and then an RBI ground out by Humberto Torres.
West Virginia had the bases loaded in the eight inning with 1 out, until Scrappers reliever Devin Crawford induced two fly outs to get out of the inning unscathed. Crawford would then slam the door shut in the ninth inning with a 5 out save to win the ballgame. Sean Tillmon led Mahoning Valley with 4 hits and a run scored. YSN’s very own Anthony Romo caught up with Tillmon to talk about tonight’s victory. Our team also caught up with manager Homer Bush after the win, and here is what they had to say.
Postgame Interview With Homer Bush:
Postgame Interview With Sean Tillman: