Doubledays vs. Muckdogs - 3

Doubledays pitcher Carlos Romero waits for a sign from his catcher against the Batavia Muckdogs in the first game of a doubleheader July 19 at Falcon Park. 

Two late runs cost the Doubledays in their series opener against the Scrappers.

Auburn allowed two runs in the eighth inning in a 6-4 loss at Mahoning Valley Thursday.

The Doubledays coughed up two separate two-run leads after going ahead 2-0 in the first and 4-2 in the fourth. The Scrappers scored twice in the fifth to tie it and then took the lead in the eighth.

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Jake Randa was Auburn's lone batter to record multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI. Jeremy Ydens chipped in offensively, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.

Starting pitcher Carlos Romero was charged with seven hits and four runs over 4 2/3 innings. He walked six batters and struck out one. Turner (0-1, 11.25 ERA) took the loss, allowing two runs over the final two innings.

Auburn (20-31) continues its series in Mahoning Valley Friday.

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