Spikes drop series finale, 9-1

From staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — Brylie Ware put the State College Spikes out in front with an RBI double in the second inning, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers took it from there and ended up victors by the score of 10-3 on Friday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Ware’s double brought in Dariel Gomez with State College’s (30-30) first run, giving him his 17th run batted in this season.

However, Spikes starter Michael YaSenka (1-1) left after walking the first two batters he faced in the third for an unknown reason, and both runners came in to score on George Valera’s triple.

The game stayed tight through the middle innings, with State College turned away in the sixth after loading the bases and again held off the board after putting runners on first and second with no outs in the eighth.

Mahoning Valley (28-31) steadily built its lead with an errant throw on a steal of third enabling Korey Holland to score in the seventh and a balk bringing in Bryan Lavastida in the eighth.

The Scrappers then put the game out of reach with a six-run ninth.