Fairfield Auto Group Game Of The Week Returns

The Fairfield Auto Group Game of the Week returns this Friday night when Loyalsock hosts North Schuylkill in the season opener on News Talk 104.1 FM, 1600 AM and Stream 2 at 6:45 p.m. Broadcast crews and the entire season schedule for News Talk 104.1 and Fox Sports 92.7 FM and 1050 AM will be released this Friday.

Crosscutters Win Wild Extra-Inning Game at West Virginia

Morgantown, W.V.  – Bryson Stott doubled home the winning run in the top of the 10th in a crazy 8-7 win at the West Virginia Black Bears on Monday night. The Crosscutters had a 7-0 lead in the sixth inning on the strength of a five RBI performance by Hunter Hearn but the Black Bears battled back to force extras.

Hearn clobbered his fourth homer of the season in the first inning and blasted a three-run, bases-clearing double to dead-center in the fourth on his big night. Jake Holmes was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI. And Corbin Williams was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three runs scored including the winning run in the 10th. Williams re-took the NYPL lead in stolen bases with 28.

The winning hit for Williamsport (26-37), off the bat of Bryson Stott to right-center, was almost denied on a spectacular diving effort by West Virginia center fielder Brett Kinneman but the ball came out of his glove as he landed.

West Virginia (34-28) almost tied the game again in the bottom of the 10th but pitcher Rafael Carvajal (S, 3) fired out a runner at home after a one-hopper back to the mound. Then second baseman Nate Fassnacht made a terrific diving, sliding catch to his left on a hard liner to end the game.

The Crosscutters improved to 16-10 in the second half of the season after going 10-27 in the first half.

Williamsport returns from the NYPL All-Star Break on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. hosting the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) with LHP Junior Tejada the probable for the Cutters.

WIL 8 12 2 (13)
WV 7 14 1 (11)

W – Brian Marconi (1-3)
L – Alec Rennard (0-4)
S – Rafael Carvajal (3)
HR – Hunter Hearn (4)

Crosscutters Record: 26-37

Cutters Close Out Series With Black Bears

The Crosscutters close out a 3-game series in West Virginia with the Black Bears ahead of the New York-Penn League All-Star Break. Coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. on Fox Sports 92.7 FM and 1050 AM.

Little League World Series Monday Schedule

Monday, August 19

Consolation Game A: Great Lakes Region (away) vs. Australia Region (home) – 11 a.m. (Volunteer Stadium)
Game 16 (Resumes): Mid-Atlantic Region (away) vs. West Region (home) – 1 p.m. (Lamade Stadium)
Game 17: Mexico Region (away) vs. Latin American Region (home) – 3 p.m. (Volunteer Stadium)
Game 19: Canada Region (away) vs. Caribbean Region (home) – 4 p.m. (Lamade Stadium)
Game 20: Midwest Region (away) vs. Southwest Region (home) – 8 p.m. (Lamade Stadium)

Fox Sports 92.7 and News Talk 104.1 World Series Pins Available

Fox Sports Williamsport and News Talk 104.1 released their 2019 Little League World Series Pins on Sunday. The 2-pin set is available for $10. E-mail todd@foxsportswilliamsport.com to place your order. Office hours to purchase pins during the series will be announced on Monday. Pins manufactured by DPH Pins.

2019 MLB Little League Classic

The Pirates return to Bowman field for the first time since 2017 when they face the Cubs on Sunday evening in the MLB Little League Classic. Mitch Keller (1-1, 7.94 ERA) for the Pirates faces the Cubs Jose Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:05 p.m. with the Neil Huntington Show on FOX Sports 1050 & 92.7.


Simmons Homers Again but Cutters Win Streak Ends

Morgantown, W.V.  – Kendall Simmons homered in his second consecutive game but it wasn’t enough for the Crosscutters in a 7-3 loss at West Virginia on Sunday afternoon. Williamsport (25-37) had its three-game win streak snapped.

Simmons crushed his 11th of the season on a shot in the third inning over a 20-foot section of the wall in left. He is second in the NYPL in home runs and now has nine homers in his last 18 games. Entering play on July 27, Simmons had only two home runs all season before his long-ball surge.

The Cutters committed four errors and fell to 0-5 in games in which the defense is assessed that many miscues.

Hunter Hearn was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Nate Fassnacht added a double and a run while Nicolas Torres contributed an RBI single.

Bryson Stott was 0-for-2 with two walks thus ending his nine-game hitting streak.

Kyle Wilkie went 4-for-5 with a two-run double for West Virginia (34-27) who moved into first place in the Pinckney Division. Will Matthiessen was 3-for-4 with a two-run double.

Gabriel Yanez, Spencer Van Scoyoc (L, 3-3) and Brett Schulze all surrendered runs for the Crosscutters ending a string of three tremendous pitching performances with the staff allowing four hits or fewer.

Williamsport closes the road-trip and plays its last game before the NYPL All-Star Break on Monday at 6:35 p.m. with RHP Adam Leverett the scheduled starter against the Black Bears.

WIL 3 6 4 (7)
WV 7 12 1 (11)

W – Trey McGough (1-1)
L – Spencer Van Scoyoc (3-3)

HR – Kendall Simmons (11)

Crosscutters Record: 25-37

LLBWS Game 16 Suspended Due To Weather

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (August 18, 2019) – Due to inclement weather with lightning near at the Little League® International Complex, as well as the importance to get all of the Little League Baseball® World Series participants to Bowman Field for the MLB Little League Classic, the Little League International Tournament Committee has made the decision to suspend play of Game 8 between the Mid-Atlantic Region vs. West Region on Sunday, August 18.

With the approval of the Little League International Committee to resume a suspended tournament game, the game will resume action on Monday, August 19, at 1 p.m. at Lamade Stadium from the point it was halted with the West Region leading, 6-0, in the top of the fifth with one out, a runner on first, and a 2-2 count.

Updated Game Times Below:

Consolation Game A: Great Lakes Region vs. Australia Region – Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m. – Volunteer Stadium

Consolation Game B: Europe and Africa Region vs. Northwest Region  Tuesday, August 20 at 11 a.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 16: West Region vs. Mid-Atlantic Region – Resumes Monday, August 19 at 1 p.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 17: Mexico Region vs. Latin America Region – Monday, August 19 at 3 p.m. – Volunteer Stadium

Game 18: TBD vs. New England Region – Tuesday, August 20 at 3 p.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 19: Caribbean Region vs. Canada Region – Monday August 19 at 4 p.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 20: Midwest Region vs. Southwest Region – Monday, August 19 at 8 p.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 21: TBD vs. TBD – Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Lamade Stadium

Game 22: TBD vs. TBD – Wednesday, August 21 at 11 a.m. – Lamade Stadium

Cutters Seek Fourth Straight Win Sunday

Williamsport aims for its fourth straight win on Sunday at West Virginia when they send LHP Gabriel Yanez to the mound, coverage begins at 12:45 p.m. on Fox Sports 92.7 FM and 1050 AM.

Little League World Series Sunday Schedule

Sunday, August 18

  • Game 13: Caribbean Region (Away) vs. Asia-Pacific Region (Home) – 9 a.m. (Volunteer Stadium)
  • Game 14: Midwest Region (Away) vs. Southeast Region (Home) – 11 a.m. (Lamade Stadium)
  • Game 15: Mexico Region (Away) vs. Japan Region (Home) – 1 p.m. (Volunteer Stadium)
  • Game 16: Mid-Atlantic Region (Away) vs. West Region (Home) – 2 p.m. (Lamade Stadium)