WILLIAMSPORT CROSSCUTTERS SCOREBOARD


2016 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES SCOREBOARD

Harlost goes six strong as the Mid-Atlantic defeats Asia-Pacific, 2-1

Asia-Pacific vs Mid-Atlantic

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY
WILLIAMSPORT–Jude Abbadessa came to the plate in the fourth inning knowing his team needed him to start something offensively.
Abbadessa quickly jumped on the first pitch he saw, breaking up a perfect game and no-hitter all in one swing.
The next two batters would record the last two hits for the Mid-Atlantic, but it would be enough as it defeated the Asia-Pacific, 2-1, to win the 2016 Little League World Series.
The game opened with both pitchers in complete control.
Seum Kwon logged the only hit after he beat out a grounder to third.
In the second, James Fellows made an outstanding catch, slamming into the wall just as the ball landed in his glove.
The Asia-Pacific recorded two singles through the first two innings, but stranded three runners as the Mid-Atlantic looked sharp on defense.
In the third inning Ryan Harlost turned a double play after catching a line drive and doubling up Jungtaek Ru at first.
Junho Jeong looked sharp to open for the Asia-Pacific. He forced a ground out and pop out to open before striking seven batters out to reach the fourth inning untouched.
Harlost did his best impression of Jeong in the fourth, fanning the side to keep the game knotted at 0-0.
The Mid-Atlantic finally got to Jeong when Abbadessa drove a ball into shallow centerfield to breakup the perfect game and no-hitter. Harlost followed with a double. Conner Rush then hit a single for the game’s first run. A second run would score on a passed ball.
Yoomin Lee helped the Asia-Pacific respond in the top of the fifth as he came on as a pinch-hitter to hit a solo home run to right field.

Mid-Atlantic 2, Asia-Pacific 1
AP 000 001-1 5 1
MA 000 200-2 3 0
Junho Jeong, Wontae Cho (5), and Junseo Cho. Ryan Harlost and Conner Rush.
WP: Harlost. LP: Jeong.
Top Asia-Pacific hitters: Yoomin Lee 1-1, HR, run, RBI. Top Mid-Atlantic hitters: Conner Rush 1-2, RBI.

Cyclones at Crosscutters

vs Cyclones

The Williamsport Crosscutters wrap up their three-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones tonight. 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.

2016 LLWS: Asia-Pacific vs Mid-Atlantic (World Championship Game)

Asia-Pacific vs Mid-Atlantic

The 2016 Little League World Series concludes as Asia-Pacific takes on the Mid-Atlantic at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game. In-Game Updates will be broadcast on ESPN Radio Williamsport starting at the end of the 2nd inning, and the post-game press conference will be broadcast on ESPNWilliamsport.com Stream #5.

Pirates at Brewers

at Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates conclude their series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Coverage begins with the Neal Huntington Show at 1:10 p.m. on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

2016 LLWS: Latin America vs Southeast (3rd Place Game)

Latin America vs Southeast

The final day of the 2016 Little League World Series gets underway as Latin America takes on the Southeast at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in the Little League Baseball World Series 3rd Place Game. In-Game Updates will be broadcast on ESPN Radio Williamsport starting at the end of the 2nd inning, and the post-game press conference will be broadcast on ESPNWilliamsport.com Stream #5.

Darick Hall Leads Offensive Explosion

Cutters Postgame Recap

WILLIAMSPORT — Darick Hall continued his torrid offensive pace as he sparked an offensive outburst for the Crosscutters, as they take the middle game of the series by the final of 8-2 against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Darick Hall got the scoring started for the Cutters in the bottom half of the 1st inning, scoring Luke Maglich from 3rd base with a sacrifice fly to right field. The run gave the Cutters an early 1-0 lead and was their first run and lead of the series.

Brooklyn aided in the 2nd run being scored for Williamsport as a throwing error by 3rd basemen Blake Tiberi allowed Chandler Hall to score all the way from 1st base, with two out, to extend the Cutters lead to 2-0.

Williamsport’s DH wasn’t done contributing, as Darick Hall hit a tower home run over the scoreboard in right field to plate Luke Maglich for the second time in the game. It was Hall’s team-leading 6thhome run of the season. The blast extended the Cutters lead to 4-0 heading into the 4th inning.

Brooklyn was able to use a Cutters error and a pass ball by Henri Lartigue in the top of the 4th inning to get their first run of the night, as Cone scored on the pass ball to cut the Cutters lead to 4-1.

Darick Hall continued his impressive night with a RBI double to deep left-center, chasing home David Martinelli to give Williamsport a 5-1 lead. The double was the 17th of the season for Hall, good for the team lead.

Brett Barbier plated Hall later in the inning with a soft-serve liner into left field, giving Williamsport a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th.

Williamsport was able to add two more runs in the bottom of the 8th inning thanks to a rally sparked by Juan Luis. Luis wasted a two-strike pitcher’s pitch, and proceeded to rip a hot shot that was booted by Cyclones second basemen Michael Paez. Evan Rogers went from 1st to 3rd on the play.

Luke Maglich follwed with a rip down the 1st base line to score Rogers and move Luis over to 3rdbase, giving Williamsport a 7-1 lead. David Martinelli drove home Luis with a single, giving the Cutters their eighth run of the night and an 8-1 lead going into the 9th.

The Cyclones were able to squeak a run in the top of the 9th against Tyler Hallead, but that would all they would be able to get against the Cutters reliever.

Hall finished the night 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and a season-high four RBI. Hall currently has 21 RBI on the season, good a tie for the clubhouse lead with former Dallas Baptist teammate David Martinelli, who plated his 21st RBI, finishing the night 2-for-5.

Luke Maglich picked up his 17th RBI and Brett Barbier tallied his 9th RBI of the season in the win.

The offense backed a strong performance from Felix Paulino, who earned his 2nd win of the season. Paulino finished the night, allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk, while striking five Cyclones batters of the course of six innings.

Tyler Hallead allowed one earned run, on three hits and a walk while picking up a strikeout over three innings. For Hallead, he earned his first professional save.

Unfortunately, despite the win, the Crosscutters were eliminated from the Pinckney division race as the State College Spike edged the Auburn Doubledays to clinch the division. The Cutters remain alive in the Wild Card chase, currently led by the Staten Island Yankees.

Williamsport concludes their three-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones tomorrow night. With the Little League World Series Championship being played earlier in the day, first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

Cutter Carvings – Williamsport pounded out 12 hits, their most hits since collecting 12 hits against West Virginia on July 18th… The Cutters eight runs were the most they have scored since scoring eight against Staten Island on August 5th. Both of those games were at BB&T Ballpark…

The Mid-Atlantic wins the U.S. bracket with 4-2 win over the Southeast

Mid-Atlantic vs Southeast

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY
WILLIAMSPORT–Endwell’s winning streak remained intact end as it defeated Tennessee 4-2 in the U.S. Championship.
Michael Mancini delivered a masterful performance on the mound, retiring 13 consecutive batters at one point.
Mancini walked the first batter he faced. The next six went down by way of strikeout as Mancini retired six straight batters by himself.
Mancini kept rolling in the third after he fielded a foul ball out for the first out that didn’t come by way of strikeout. A ground ball out opened the fourth and Mancini took care of the rest with back-to-back strikeouts.
Mancini stretched his total to 13 batters before Jon Luke Simmons came on as a pinch-hitter in the fifth. He connected with a single for the Southeast’s first hit of the game. Mancini struck out the next batter before being pulled.
Mancini finished with 23 strikeouts in 10 innings against the Southeast.
Brody Raleigh recorded the game’s first hit for the Mid-Atlantic, driving a ball into left for a standup double. Jack Hopko moved to third on the double after a full-count walk. A pop fly to left and a groundout to second ended the inning.
The Mid-Atlantic finally broke through in the bottom of the fourth when back-to-back walks to open the inning helped score the game’s first run.
After the initial run, James Fellows recorded an RBI with a single into left field. The inning’s scoring was capped when Jordan Owens hit an RBI single out of the No. 9 spot.

Mid-Atlantic 4, Southeast 2
SE 000 002-2 2 0
MA 000 40X-4 5 0
Brock Duffer and Tanner Jones. Michael Mancini, Jude Abbadessa (5), and Conner Rush, Ryan Harlost.
WP: Mancini. LP: Duffer.
Top Southeast hitters: Zach McWilliams 1-3, HR, run, 2 RBI. Top Mid-Atlantic hitters: Jordan Owens 1-2, 2 RBI

Cyclones at Crosscutters

vs Cyclones

The Williamsport Crosscutters continue a three-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones tonight. 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.

Lions at Ravens (Preseason)

Lions at Ravens PW3

The Baltimore Ravens play host the the Detroit Lions in the third week of the preseason. Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN 1600. ESPN Radio Williamsport is a proud member of the Ravens Gameday Network.

2016 LLWS: Mid-Atlantic vs Southeast (US Championship)

Mid-Atlantic vs Southeast

Day 9 of the 2016 Little League World Series concludes as the Mid-Atlantic takes on the Southeast at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in the US Bracket Championship Game. In-Game Updates will be broadcast on ESPN Radio Williamsport starting at the end of the 2nd inning, and the post-game press conference will be broadcast on ESPNWilliamsport.com Stream #5.