WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Tyler Burch tossed five scoreless innings, leading the Williamsport Crosscutters over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Burch (4-1) allowed two hits while striking out four to get the win.
Up 1-0 in the fourth, Williamsport extended its lead when Rudy Rott hit a two-run single.
In the top of the ninth, Mahoning Valley saw its comeback attempt come up short after Bryan Lavastida drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Korey Holland to get within two.
Daniel Espino (0-1) went four innings, allowing three runs and two hits in the New York-Penn League game. He also struck out nine and walked one.