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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:


Niles-OH, The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have won 3 games in a row after beating the West Virginia Black Bears in the series opener on Friday night.

West Virginia scored the first run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Sam Crail. Mahoning Valley came right back to tie it at 1 with an RBI single by Sam Beers in the bottom of the inning. West Virginia led 2-1 in the third inning, until the Scrappers put up a crooked number with 3 runs on 2 hits in the third frame. Beers contributed with a go-ahead 2RBI double in the third.

The Scrappers would add a few more runs throughout the ballgame, and would hold the lead to win it 6-4. The bullpen pitched 5 innings of 3 hit baseball, to extend the winning streak to 3.

Scrappers manager Homer Bush talked about his teams early success and the play style of his squad. Catch the interview down below.

*Contributed By YSN’s Richie Juliano

Postgame Interview With Homer Bush:


NILES OH- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are off to a blazing hot start in 2022, beating West Virginia 10-4 in the series finale and sweeping the Black Bears in the opening series.

West Virginia scored first in the second inning, but the Scrappers rallied to score 4 runs on 5 hits in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. West Virginia came right back to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning with a 3 run frame. Mahoning Valley countered that with a 4 run fifth inning on a go ahead double by Owen Jackson, and then a 2 run homerun by Matt Archer.

The Scrappers bullpen was stellar this afternoon, as Davis Pratt, Karter Fitzpatrick, and Sean Goodwin combined for 5.2 IP, while giving up no runs to preserve the lead. The Scrappers would win the series finale 10-4, taking the series sweep.

Richie Juliano caught up with manager Homer Bush and the YSN player of the game, Owen Jackson after his 2-3 performance. Here is what they had to say:

*Postgame Interview With Homer Bush:

Postgame Interview With Owen Jackson:


NILES OH- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers improved to 2-0 on the campaign after a late push in the seventh inning to beat West Virginia 3-2.

Deerfield, Ohio native Eric Sapp got the pill for Mahoning Valley to make his first start of the season. Sapp kept the Scrappers in the game, tossing 4 innings and allowing only 1 run, while fanning 5 batters. Sapp and West Virginia starter Shane Murphy went back and forth, until Scrappers right fielder Xavier Carter hit a solo homerun in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1.

West Virginia second baseman Blaze Brothers hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to take a 2-1 lead. The Scrappers came right back in the seventh inning, drawing 3 walks to load the bases, and then scoring 2 runs on a groundout by Tommy Benson and plating another on a wild pitch. Slippery Rock native, Ricky Mineo slammed the door shut in the ninth inning with a 3 out save to win the ballgame 3-2.

YSN radio broadcasters Anthony Romo and Richie Juliano spoke with manager Homer Bush and starter Eric Sapp following tonight’s victory. Here’s what they had to say down below.

*Contributed By YSN’s Richie Juliano

Postgame Interview With Homer Bush:

Postgame Interview With Eric Sapp:


LINSLY, WV- The Crestview Lady Rebels traveled across the state boundaries to play its first OVAC league game of the year. The game was scoreless thru regulation, a defensive battle for both teams.

It wasn’t until the top of the 8th when McKenna Schultz worked a walk, then with one out the Rebels got back to the top of the order when Haley Eskra hit a line drive single to center field, followed by an Olivia Strank single to the shortstop. With the bases loaded Skyler Mattern hit a fly ball to the 3rd for the second out. The next batter Karsyn Moore drew a walk for the first run, followed by yesterday’s hero Kaedyn Sutton ripping a double to left center field to score Eskra & Strank.  Offensively, Olivia Strank led the Rebels with two singles. Kaedyn Sutton picked up the win.

For Linsly Recrosio and Heller each had 2 hits. Smith took the loss. Crestview improves to 4-0 on the season.

Crestview will be hosting a triple header tomorrow with Southeast Ravenna & Girard. Crestview vs Southeast will kick off the day at 11:00 am. This triple headers proceeds will be donated to The 4C’s Food Pantry (Crestview Churches Community Concerns)

The games are set to be broadcast on YSN (subject to weather.)