STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Junior Soto hit a run-scoring double in the first inning, leading the Staten Island Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Friday. With the victory, the Yankees swept the three-game series.
The double by Soto, part of a three-run inning, gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead before Eric Wagaman hit a two-run single later in the inning.
The Scrappers cut into the deficit in the third inning when Tyler Freeman hit an RBI single and then scored on a pickoff attempt.
The Yankees later tacked on two runs in the third when Soto hit an RBI double and then scored on an error to secure the victory.
Staten Island right-hander Matt Sauer (2-1) picked up the win after allowing two runs on three hits over five innings. Opposing starter Juan Mota (1-2) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game after giving up five runs and six hits over two innings. Garrett Mundell retired the side in order for his second save of the season.