Spikes win 10th straight road game
NILES, Ohio (AP) — Franyel Casadilla allowed just three hits over seven innings, leading the State College Spikes over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in a 9-3 win on Friday.
Casadilla (3-1) picked up the win after he struck out three and walked one while allowing one run.
Trailing 1-0, the Spikes took the lead for good with five runs in the fifth inning. Brady Whalen hit a two-run home run en route to the four-run lead.
The Spikes later added two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth, Kevin Woodall hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Delvin Perez, while Stanley Espinal hit a two-run home run in the ninth.
Juan Mota (3-5) went five innings, allowing five runs and four hits in the New York-Penn League game. He also struck out five and walked two.
Tyler Freeman doubled and singled twice, driving home two runs for the Scrappers.