For the second time in as many nights, the Scrappers were drubbed by eight runs. After getting licked in their home finale by the Auburn Doubledays, they were dropped in the first game of their final road trip, falling 10-2 to the Jamestown Jammers.
There are never many bright spots in a 10-2 loss, but they did have at least one. Tonight, that bright spot was top prospect Dorssys Paulino, who ripped his first homerun as a Scrapper in the first inning. The shot was a two-run blast, coming after Joey Wendle was plunked with two-outs to give the Scrappers an early 2-0 advantage.
Unfortunately, it all went quickly downhill from there. Jake Sisco took the mound in his final start of 2012, and turned in what may have been his worst outing of the year. In just three and a third, Sisco was tagged for ten hits, giving up five earned runs. And to add insult to injury, he was on the wrong end of some terrible defense. Due to three fielding blunders, Sisco ended up with four more unearned runs in his short outing.
Though the nine runs in the first four innings all butsealed the victory for Jamestown, another bright spot was Geoffrey Davenport out of the bullpen. After relieving Sisco in the fourth, Davenport tossed four innings of one-hit baseball. Davenport has really given himself some momentum heading into the offseason, as over his last four outings, he has pitched 15 innings without allowing a run.
Despite his strong effort, the offense couldn’t come close to closing the large gap. The offense only mustered two hits after Paulino’s jack in the first inning, those being a single each from Erik Gonzalez and Logan Vick. Joey Wendle was among the hitless in the Scrapper lineup, bringing his ten game hitting streak to a halt.
Sisco was tagged with the loss in the ballgame, while Auburn starter Helpi Reyes picked up the win. The Scrappers and Jammers will engage in their final tussle of the season tomorrow afternoon, squaring off on Labor Day with a 1:00 matinée.