NILES (AP) – Billy Wilson hit a run-scoring single in the fourth inning, leading the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 4-1 win over the State College Spikes at Eastwood Field on Tuesday.
The single by Wilson capped a two-run inning and gave the Scrappers a 2-1 lead after Joab Gonzalez hit an RBI triple earlier in the inning.
The Scrappers later tacked on two runs in the sixth when Wilson hit an RBI single and then scored on an error to secure the victory.
Mahoning Valley right-hander Jhonneyver Gutierrez (2-4) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits over five innings. Opposing starter Junior Gonzalez (2-2) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game after giving up two runs and three hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Despite the loss, State College is 5-2 against Mahoning Valley this season.
The Scrappers and Spikes continue the series at Eastwood Field at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. The series wraps up Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
Mahoning Valley then hits the road for a three-game weekend series against the Doubledays in Auburn, N.Y. They close out the month with a three-game series at Eastwood Field in Niles against the Aberdeen IronBirds July 30-August 1.