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BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) – Bryan Lavastida was a home run short of the cycle, and Brian Eichhorn allowed just four hits over six innings as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 5-0 on Monday night.

Eichhorn (3-2) struck out eight to get the win.

Mahoning Valley scored one run in the second on a solo home run by Johnathan Rodriguez. The Scrappers scored again in the ninth inning, when they crossed the plate for four runs, including a two-run double by Rodriguez.

Edgar Martinez (2-3) went six innings, allowing one run and five hits while striking out one to take the hard-luck loss in the New York-Penn League game.

The Muckdogs were held scoreless for the fourth time this season, while the Scrappers’ staff recorded their sixth shutout of the year.

The Scrappers and Muckdogs wrap up the three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Mahoning Valley then visits the State College Spikes for a three-game set. Mahoning Valley returns to Eastwood Field in Niles for a three-game series against the Muckdogs beginning on Saturday.


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Jake Lyons, James Ryan and Kyle Martin combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the Aberdeen IronBirds to a 7-0 victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Monday.

Lyons (1-3) picked up the win after he struck out five and walked one over five scoreless innings.

The Lake Monsters were blanked for the 11th time this season, while the IronBirds’ staff recorded their 10th shutout of the year.