Cutters visit Scrappers Sunday

The Crosscutters open a road trip in Mahoning Valley. Coverage begins Sunday at 3:40 p.m. with the On Deck Show presented by the Fairfield Auto Group. Tune in all season long right here on 92.7FM, 1050AM and online stream one.

Saturday’s Game Postponed Due to Excessive Rain

Alize Johnson Bobblehead Giveaway Moved to August 28

Tonight’s Cutters vs. West Virginia Black Bears game has been postponed due to rain.

The Alize Johnson bobblehead giveaway scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for August 28.  All tickets dated July 6 can be exchanged for a ticket of the same value to ANY remaining 2019 Cutters home game.

Since this is the final time West Virginia visits Williamsport in 2019, the game will be made up in West Virginia at a date to be determined.

The Crosscutters next home game is Wednesday, July 10 as Williamsport hosts the Vermont Lake Monsters at 7:05pm.

Cutters look to end home stand on high note

The Crosscutters conclude their series with the West Virginia Black Bears. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with the On Deck Show presented by the Fairfield Auto Group. Tune in all season long right here on 92.7FM, 1050AM and online stream one.

West Virginia Wins Late Night of Rainy Baseball

The Williamsport Crosscutters lost a late night of baseball against the West Virginia Black Bears 6-2 on Friday at Bowman Field. The game was held up by a rain delay lasting two hours and seven minutes and the final out was not recorded until 11:47 p.m. The Cutters were still able to get in their post-game fireworks show as scheduled.

Hunter Hearn socked his first career professional home-run on a shot to left to give the Cutters a 2-0 lead in the second inning. In the ninth he showed off is impressive throwing arm by firing out a player trying to tag up and score.

Luis Ramirez started for Williamsport (4-17) and was great firing four innings of two-hit shutout ball with no walks and five strikeouts.

West Virginia (12-9)  scored four runs in the sixth to overcome the early 2-0 deficit. Jared Triolo hit a solo home-run in the eighth inning for the Black Bears.

With the Black Bears having just taken a 4-2 lead with a four-run rally in the sixth, the skies opened up and the feld was covered for a lengthy rain delay that began at 8:39 p.m. and lasted until 10:46 p.m. when play resumed in the bottom of the sixth.

West Virginia won by a 6-2 score for a second consecutive evening. The Crosscutters have lost four in a row.

The Crosscutters wrap up their six-game homestand on Saturday night with left-hander Junior Tejada the projected starter.

Cutters and Black Bears continue series

The Crosscutters continue their series with the West Virginia Black Bears. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with the On Deck Show presented by the Fairfield Auto Group. Tune in all season long right here on 92.7FM, 1050AM and online stream one.

Fourth of July Game Goes to West Virginia in Series Opener

The West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters 6-2 in an afternoon contest on the Fourth of July at Historic Bowman Field.

Herbert Iser cracked a solo home run in the ninth in his Willimasport debut.

Starting pitcher Leonel Aponte threw four no-hit innings allowing just one runner in the first while retiring the last 10 batters in order.

Outfielder Hunter Hearn had a pair of hits and also threw out a runner at home.

Williamsport (4-16) took the lead in the fifth on a sacrifice-fly by Tucker Maxwell. But West Virginia (11-9) rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth against relief pitcher Brian Marconi (0-1) who was playing for the Cutters for the first time.

The Crosscutters had a pair of doubles to increase their league-leading total to 42.

Williamsport has lost three straight since its homestand opening 9-1 blowout win over Mahoning Valley on Monday.

The Crosscutters are back at home on Friday night against the West Virginia Black Bears. Right-hander Luis Ramirez (0-1, 4.15) is the projected starter. The game will also feature postgame fireworks.

Crosscutters Record: 4-16

The John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational Adds Todd Bartley For National Television Launch

The annual John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational is presented by the Triangle Education Advancement Foundation and is played at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Game dates are set for December 26th-30th, 2019 featuring the top high school basketball teams in the nation.

The 2019 John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational will mark the national audience launch of the Hoop State Network live video streaming platform.

Todd Bartley of Fox Sports Williamsport (PA) will serve as the lead play-by-play voice working alongside the team of broadcasters covering the event.

Webb Wellman, Founder of The Hoop State Network believes this is the next step in coverage of the event, “Pairing a professional live stream with our current coverage will help continue to prove that the John Wall Holiday Invitational is the best holiday basketball tournament in the country. When it comes to running a live broadcast, we were blessed to run into Todd Bartley at the 2019 ECI Team Camp. We have something very special here and Todd is the perfect person to help us ensure the nation to feels that.”

According to Wells Gulledge, East Coast Invitational Team Camp Director and Ashley High School Boys Basketball Coach, “Being able to see what Webb and Todd were able to put together at ECI Team Camp this year, took our event to a whole new level. Both guys share a passion for great story telling and producing a great product focused on the student athlete at a very high level. The sky is the limit for them and the Hoop State Network.”

Bartley, is no stranger to the North Carolina High School Hoops scene having graduated from Charlotte Christian School with NC State and NBA alum Todd Fuller. He also covered Kinston and Lenoir County teams in the early 2000’s. Most recently serving as the TV play-by-play voice for the 2019 East Coast Invitational Team Camp in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

“Working with Webb and his crew at 2019 ECI Team Camp was humbling and now to be on a national stage with that same group to bring the John Wall Holiday Invitational to the nation is truly an honor. To be asked to work alongside the team John Wall and his Foundation has put together to execute his vision for the best holiday basketball tournament in the country and the launch of the Hoop State Network video streaming platform is truly amazing.”

Bartley has covered thousands of games at the high school, college and professional levels. He serves as the play-by-play voice of Coppin State Athletics in Baltimore, Maryland alongside former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason and Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The John Wall Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged families and to impact the lives of at-risk youth through mentorship, education and physical activity. Follow this link for additional information on the history of the John Wall Family Foundation.

Cutters look for fireworks in Black Bears series opener

The Crosscutters look for some offensive fireworks in the series opener with the West Virginia Black Bears. 4th of July coverage begins at 12:40 p.m. with the On Deck Show presented by the Fairfield Auto Group. Tune in all season long right here on 92.7FM, 1050AM and online stream one.

Scrappers Take Series Finale on Fireworks Night

The Crosscutters lost 2-0 against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday on the team’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks Night.

Williamsport (4-15) had the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the eighth but Mahoning Valley closer Tim Herrin worked out of it with a pop-out and a double-play ball.

Crosscutters relief pitcher Jose Conopoima was outstanding in three perfect innings that also saw him strike out the side in order in the sixth and seventh innings. The 19-year-old from Venezuela racked up seven punch outs in total which equals a season-high for any Cutters pitcher.

Penn State product Taylor Lehman (0-1) started and scattered eight hits across four innings of work but was eventually touched for a single earned run in the fourth to take the losing decision.

Mahoning Valley (11-8) took two out of three games in the series and tacked on an insurance run in the top of the eighth on Brayan Rocchio’s triple to right setting him up to score on a sacrifice fly by Raynel Delgado.

Tom Sutera (0-3) took the loss while allowing more than one earned run for the first time in his career. He gave up 5 runs in total, 3 of which were earned.

The Crosscutters play an afternoon home game on Thursday, the Fourth of July, with a 1:05 p.m. start against the West Virginia Black Bears homestand.

Crosscutters Record: 4-15

Crosscutters Face Scrappers On Independence Day Eve

The Crosscutters face the Scrappers on Independence Day Eve looking to win the 3-game series. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. with the On Deck Show presented by the Fairfield Auto Group. Tune in all season long right here on 92.7FM, 1050AM and online stream one.