WILLIAMSPORT CROSSCUTTERS SCOREBOARD

 

Pirates at Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates conclude their three-game series in St. Louis this evening, with coverage starting at 7:05 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

Crosscutters at Doubledays

Williamsport continues their three-game series against Auburn this afternoon, with coverage starting at 1:40 p.m. with Cutters Pregame presented by Van Campen Motors, right here on the Cutters Baseball Network.

Cutters Homer Twice In Loss

Auburn, N.Y. – Jonathan Guzman and Luis Encarnacion each connected on their first home runs of the season, but it was not enough as the Crosscutters fell 7-6 in 11 innings to the Auburn Doubledays.

Raul Rivas lead off the ballgame, working a walk against Auburn starter Tomas Alastre, giving the Cutters a lead off baserunner. Alastre, attempting to pick off Rivas, threw the ball down the right field line, allowing Rivas to reach 3rd wit no outs.

Josh Stephen followed up grounding a ball to short, plating Rivas from 3rd to give the Cutters an early 1-o lead on a RBI groundout. For Stephen, it was his 2nd RBI of the season.

Stephen added on to his RBI total, plating Raul Rivas in the 3rd inning and a sharply hit base knock through the right side to extend the Crosscutters lead to 2-0, giving Stephen his 2nd RBI and his 3rd of the season.

During the 3rd inning, Crosscutters designated hitter Juan Luis was called out on a close play at 1st base, after which Luis slammed his helmet to the turf. After a warning, Luis was ejected from the ball game.

Paul Panaccione got the Doubledays on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 3rd inning, blistering a double down the left field line to score Armond Upshaw, cutting into the Crosscutters lead, making it 2-1.

Gregori Rivero, who replaced Juan Luis in the DH spot, got into the action in the 4th inning, driving a sacrifice fly into center field that scored Malvin Matos from 3rd base. It was the 2nd RBI of the season for Rivero, extending the Cutters lead to 3-1.

Things came a little undone for Williamsport in the bottom of the 4th inning as the Doubledays used three hits and three Cutters errors to plate three runs, getting the go-ahead run on a Conner Simonette RBI single up the middle, giving the Doubledays a 4-3 lead.

Greg Pickett was ejected in the 5th inning after arguing a called third strike.

17-year-old Jonathan Guzman (1) gave the Crosscutters the lead in the top of the 6th inning, sending a Angel Guillen offering over the the left field wall with a towering shot that scored Cole Stobbe, giving the Cutters a 5-4 lead. It was the first two RBI for Guzman on the season.

Omar Meregildo responded in the bottom of the 6th, driving a Andrew Brown pitch over the right center wall to tie the game at 5-5. It was the first home run and 2nd RBI of the season for Meregildo this season.

Oliver Ortiz followed up in the bottom of the 7th with a long home run down the right field line off of Brown, giving the Doubledays a 6-5 lead. It was the fourth home run and 11th RBI for Ortiz this season.

Luis Encarnacion (1), who replaced Greg Pickett, teed off on a Guillen offering, clearing the scoreboard in left center. The blast was the first of the season for Encarnacion, who hit two home runs with the Cutters last season. It was his 1st RBI of the year, tying the game at 6-6.

Encarnacion’s home run would cap the scoring for Williamsport, as they would be held scoreless the rest of the way.

After a error by Encarnacion allowed Joshual Ramirez to reach giving the Doubldays a lead off runner, Jayner Baez ripped a Tyler Frohwirth offering inside the 3rd base bag and down the left field line passed a drawn in Cole Stobbe.

With Ramirez off on the pitch, he was able to score from first base, giving the Doubledays a 7-6 walk off victory, snapping their two-game losing streak.

The Crosscutters continue their first true road trip of the season tomorrow night as they play the the middle of three games against the Auburn Doubledays. RHP Gustavo Armas is scheduled to make his second start for the Crosscutters. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

Cutter Carvings – Williamsport pounded out a season-high 11 hits in the loss… The Cutters committed a season-high 5 errors… It was the second time this season that the Crosscutters hit more than one home run in a game this season…

Crosscutters at Doubledays

The Williamsport Crosscutters start a three-game road trip as they take on the Auburn Doubledays. Coverage starts with Cutters Pregame presented by Van Campen Motors at 5:40 p.m., right here on the Cutters Baseball Network.

Pirates at Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their three-game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals tonight. Coverage starts at 6:50 p.m., on FOX Sports Williamsport 1600, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

College World Series Elimination Game: Oregon State vs LSU

The 2017 College World Series continues today as Oregon State takes on LSU in a elimination game. Coverage begins at 2:40 p.m. right here on FOX Sports Williamsport.

Ortiz Homer Not Enough

Williamsport, P.A. – Jhailyn Ortiz connected on his first home run of the season, but the Crosscutters were unable to hang on to the lead as they fall to West Virginia 5-3 in the final game of the three-game series.

Melvin Matos got the scoring started for the Williamsport Crosscutters in the bottom of the 1stinning, driving a double down the 3rd base line passed Julio de la Cruz, chasing home Jhailyn Ortiz and Greg Pickett to give the Crosscutters a early 2-0 lead against West Virginia starter Stephan Meyer.

Matt Diorio led off the top of the 3rd inning with a walk against Cutters starter Luis Carrasco. Diorio advanced to a 2nd on a passed ball by Gregori Rivero and then on to 3rd on a fly out by Yoel Gonzalez. Diorio scored on an error by Cutters shortstop Jonathan Guzman to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Julio de la Cruz led off the 4th inning by drawing a walk against Carrasco. Jose Barraza followed with a ground ball back to the mound, on what looked to be a double play ball, except Carrasco threw the ball into center field. De la Cruz was thrown out at 3rd by a strong throw from Juan Luis, keeping Barraza at 1st.

Barraza came across to tie the game on the second error by Jonathan Guzman, who could not field a Nick King ground ball cleanly. It was the only run of the inning, keeping the game tied at 2-2 heading to the bottom of the 4th.

Jhailyn Ortiz came the Crosscutters the lead back in the bottom of the 5th with his first home run in a Crosscutters uniform, sending a Stephan Meyer 1-0 offering over the wall in left center. It gave the Cutters a 3-2 lead. It was Ortiz’s second hit of the season, both run producing extra base hits.

West Virginia used a three spot against Williamsport reliever Orestes Melendez to take their first lead of the night, and for good. The inning was highlighted by a Raul Siri RBI single and a two-run triple from down the right field line from Jose Barraza.

Jhailyn Ortiz, who had been hit twice earlier in the ball game was struck by a pitch in the hand by a pitch that would be called a foul ball. Ortiz would be forced to leave the game after being checked out by the training staff.

Shortly after Ortiz was hit, Cutters manager Pat Border was ejected from the game by home plate umpire John Boccio. It was the first time this season that the Cutters skipper had been ejected from a game.

The Crosscutters will start their first true road trip of the season tomorrow night as they visit the Auburn Doubledays. RHP Andrew Brown is scheduled to make his first start of the season for Williamsport. Game time is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. at Falcon Park.

Cutter Carvings – The loss completed the sweep for the West Virginia Black Bears… The loss is the fourth straight at home to start the season for Williamsport… West Virginia was held to three hits on the night…Three of the first five starting pitchers have gone just four innings for the Cutters…

Black Bears at Crosscutters

The Williamsport Crosscutters wrap up their three-game series against the West Virginia Black Bears tonight at BB&T Ballpark. Coverage starts at 6:40 p.m. with Cutters Pregame presented by Van Campen Motors, right here on the Cutters Baseball Network.

Pirates at Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to the St. Louis Cardinals to start a three-game set. Coverage starts at 7:50 p.m., on FOX Sports 1600, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

College World Series: Oregon State vs LSU

The 2017 College World Series continues tonight as Oregon State takes on LSU in a semifinal match-up. Coverage begins at 2:40 p.m. right here on FOX Sports Williamsport.