BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) – Bryan Lavastida hit a run-scoring triple in the fifth inning, leading the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 5-4 win over the Batavia Muckdogs on Sunday.
The triple by Lavastida, part of a two-run inning, gave the Scrappers a 3-2 lead before Brayan Rocchio hit an RBI single later in the inning.
After Mahoning Valley added a run in the sixth on a double by Lavastida, the Muckdogs cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Kobie Taylor scored on an error and Jack Strunc got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Starter Brian Eichhorn (2-1) got the win while Jonaiker Villalobos (1-1) took the loss in relief in the New York-Penn League game.
With the win, Mahoning Valley improved to 5-2 against Batavia this season.
The Scrappers and Muckdogs wrap up the series Monday at 11:05 a.m.