WILLIAMSPORT CROSSCUTTERS SCOREBOARD

 

Cutters Complete Sweep of Scrappers

Cutters Postgame Recap

Williamsport, PA — The Crosscutters used a two-run 8th inning to complete the come-from-behind win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, to complete their first series sweep of the season.

Seranthony Dominguez got the start for the Crosscutters and went the first six innings, allowing one run on two hits with a walk, striking out four batters in his first no-decision of the season.

Mahoning Valley’s lone run came in the top of the 5th inning against Dominguez.

After Jodd Carter reached on a swing strike three wild pitch to lead off the inning, Dominguez was called for a balk moving Carter into scoring position for Logan Ice. Ice followed with a RBI single through the left side of the infield to give the Scrappers a 1-0 lead.

The run, was the first of the series that was scored against either team’s starting pitchers in the series and was also the first run of the series that was scored before the 8th inning.

Williamsport battled back in the bottom of the 8th, starting the frame with a lead off walks drawn by Luke Williams and Darick Hall to give the Cutters runners on 1st and 2nd with no body out.

Luis Encarnacion rang a Ryan Perez offering off of the left field wall that scored Luke Williams and advanced Hall to 3rd. On the play, Encarnacion was tug out trying to advance to second base. The RBI was the 2nd of the season for Encarnacion as it tied the game at 1-1.

After a Luke Maglich strikeout, Enmanuel Garcia grounded a ball down the 3rd base line, feilded by Scrappers 3rd basemen Grofi Cruz. Cruz’s throw would come up short at 1st base and not be picked by Nate Winfrey allowing Darick Hall to score the go-ahead run, making it 2-1 Williamsport.

The Crosscutters bullpen continued their solid work of late as Blake Quinn, Grant Dyer and Jake Kelzer combined for three scoreless innings of relief out of the Cutters bullpen, allowing two hits and recording six strikeouts, all in their professional debuts.

Quinn faced the minimum in the 7th, striking out a pair while working around a one-hit single. Dyer followed with a perfect 8th, striking out the side, getting all three Scrappers batters swinging. Kelzer closed the door, picking up a strike out and working around a two-out hit in the process.

The Crosscutters bullpen has put together a string of 20.1 innings of relief in which they have allowed just one earned run while striking out 23 batters. In that span, the bullpen has picked up three wins.

Williamsport hits the road as they start a six-game road trip, with the first stop being against the Auburn Doubledays at Falcon Park. Felix Paulino makes his second start of 2016 for the Williamsport Crosscutters as he will be opposed by Wilber Pena, who will be making his second start for the Auburn Doubledays. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Cutter Carvings – The Cutters return home on July 1st as they take on the Batavia Muckdogs at BB&T Ballpark…The Crosscutters bullpen has only allowed 1 earned run over their last 20.1 innings of work…The Cutters remain perfect at home this season, starting 4-0 at BB&T Ballpark…

Scrappers at Crosscutters

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The Williamsport Crosscutters conclude this homestand tonight against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with Cutters Pregame presented by VanCampen Motors on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Crosscutters Radio Network.

Dodgers at Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their homestand tonight, opening up a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. Coverage begins with the Trib Total Media Pirates Pregame Show at 6:40 p.m. on ESPN 1600, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

Oklahoma State vs Arizona

Oklahoma State vs Arizona

Oklahoma State and Arizona meet today in the Bracket 1 Winner’s Final as the Cowboys look for one last victory to send them to the championship series, while the Wildcats hope to force an if-needed game tomorrow. Coverage begins at 2:40 p.m. on ESPN Radio Williamsport.

Alastre Walks It Off For Williamsport

Cutters Postgame Recap

Williamsport, PA — For the second consecutive night, the Williamsport Crosscutters were able to walk-off the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in extra-innings. This time, it was Jesus Alastre providing the game-winning hit in the 10th inning.

Both clubs, for the second straight night saw their starting pitchers work shutout performances and not factor into the final decision.

For Williamsport, Ranger Suarez went five shut out innings allowing four hits while striking out a season-high five Scrappers batters before being relived at the top of the 6th inning with a pitch count nearing 90 pitches.

Mahoning Valley’s starter, Triston McKenzie worked 4.2 innings of shutout baseball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out five Cutters batters. McKenzie was replaced in the bottom of the 5thinning by Michael Letkewicz with runners on 2nd and 3rd. Letkewicz got Jose Antequera to line out to second to end the inning.

Mahoning Valley plated their first run of the night, which was their first run of the series in the top of the 8th inning, taking advantage of a pair of Crosscutters errors.

Gabriel Mejia reached 1st on an error by Cutters shortstop Aquimedes Gamboa on a ball up the middle. Mejia advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch by Cutters reliever Randy Alcantara, giving the Scrappers a runner in scoring position.

Mejia attempted to steal 3rd, but was initially caught by an inside move by Alcantara who threw on to 3rd basemen Luke Williams. Williams started the rundown, but over threw 2nd basemen Jose Antequera, for the Cutters second error, allowing Mejia to reach 3rd base.

Alexis Pantoja drove home Mejia with a RBI single into center to give the Scrappers their 1-0 lead, ending a 31-inning scoreless streak for the Indian’s affiliate.

The Crosscutters showed their resiliency in the bottom of the 9th, getting their lead off batter aboard via a single by Jesus Alastre. Luke Williams followed suit by delivering a single up the middle giving the Cutters the tying run at 2nd and the winning run at 1st with no outs and the meat of the line up coming to the plate.

Scrappers reliever Henry Martinez, who allowed the two base hits, struck out Darick Hall for the first out, but walked Luis Encarnacion to load the bases for Arquimedes Gamboa. The shortstop drove a ball into right-center that was caught, but was deep enough for Alastre to tag and score the tying run, making it 1-1.

Martinez got Enmanuel Garcia to ground out to end the threat and force extra innings for the second straight night.

Alex Kline entered in the top of the 10th to relieve Jose Nin. Kline tossed a clean inning of relief, striking out the side, getting all three Scrappers hitters to strike out swinging.

Henry Martinez retired the first two Crosscutters in the bottom of the 10th inning, but a two-out throwing error by Scrappers 3rd basemen allowed Jose Antequera to advance all the way to 3rdinning. Jesus Alastre plated Antequera by sneaking a 1-0 offering just off a diving Luke Wakamatsu’s glove just to the left of 2nd base giving the Cutters the 2-1 walk-off win.

The win is the first of Alex Kline’s professional career and gives the Cutters their 3rd straight home win to start the season.

Williamsport remains at home as they look for the series sweep against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at BB&T Ballpark. Seranthony Dominguez makes his second start of 2016 for the Williamsport Crosscutters as he will be opposed by Juan Hillman, who will be making his second start for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Cutter Carvings – It’s American Cancer Society Survivor Night and Post-Game Fireworks at BB&T Ballpark…The Crosscutters have played three extra inning games through their first seven games…Tonight’s game was delayed 40 minutes due to rain…

Scrappers at Crosscutters

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The Williamsport Crosscutters continue their three-game series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers tonight. Coverage begins with Cutters Pregame presented by VanCampen Motors on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Crosscutters Baseball Network.

Giants at Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates wrap-up their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants with some day baseball today at PNC Park. Coverage begins at 12:10 p.m. with the Trib Total Media Pirates Pregame Show on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

Cutters Walk Off Scrappers in Extras

Cutters Postgame Recap

Williamsport, PA — In what was the longest game played by the Williamsport Crosscutters to this point in the young season, Luke Maglich’s RBI single into center scored Rodolfo Duran and gave the Cutters a 1-0 walk-off win in 13 innings Wednesday night.

Adonis Medina was spectacular in his second start of the season, working 6.2 innings of shutout baseball, stretching his scoreless innings streak to 12,2 innings to start 2016. Medina struck out a season-high four Scrappers batters while walking three and allowing two hits, while taking the no-decision.

The Cutters bullpen matched Medina, as Will Hibbs, Jeff Singer and Geury Ortiz worked 6.2 innings of shutout baseball. Allowing a combined one hit to the Scrappers while striking out six. As the Cutters ended a season-high four game losing streak and avoiding their first five-game losing streak since 2013.

Hibbs replaced Medina in the top of the 7th inning with two outs and the bases loaded by striking out Scrappers lead off man, Gabriel Mejia on three pitches. Hibbs stayed in the game, working back-to-back clean innings in the 8th and the 9th.

Singer entered in the top of the 10th inning, following Hibbs’ lead, tossing two shutout innings, surrendering just one hit. Singer, through three appearances in 2016 has tossed six shutout frames while striking out eight.

Ortiz had no problem following suit as the right-hander tossed back-to-back clean innings of relief in the 12th and 13th innings, not allowing a ball off of the infield en route to earning his first win of 2016.

Williamsport threatened to score the game-winning run in each of the 9th, 10th and 12thinnings, getting a runner into scoring position, but failing to get the runner home. One of the main reasons, the Cutters 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position, leaving runners in scoring position four different times.

The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the 13th, which was started by a Rodolfo Duran broken bat single. Duran reached second on a sacrifice bunt by Juan Luis. Following a Jose Antequera strikeout, Duran reached third on a wild pitch by Scrappers reliever Ryan Perez. Luke Maglich plated Duran with a single into center on a two-two offering giving the Cutters their first walk-off win of 2016.

Williamsport remains at home for game two of their series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at BB&T Ballpark. Ranger Suarez makes his second start of 2016 for the Williamsport Crosscutters as he will be opposed by Tristan McKenzie, who will be making his second start for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Cutter Carvings – The Crosscutters homestand continues on thursday night with game number 2 of a 3 game series against Mahoning Valley….It’s a Thirsty Thursday and Williamsport Business Association Pack the Park night at BB&T Ballpark…The Crosscutters played in nine extra inning games in 2015, they have played in two through their first six in 2016…The Cutters are 2-0 in games that they record double-digit hits…

Scrappers at Crosscutters

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The Williamsport Crosscutters return to BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field to open a three-game series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with Cutters Pregame presented by VanCampen Motors on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Crosscutters Baseball Network.

Giants at Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of their four-game series tonight at PNC Park. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with the Trib Total Media Pirates Pregame Show on ESPN 1600, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.