Cutters Split Doubleheader with Auburn

Williamsport, Penn. – The Crosscutters split a Wednesday doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays with a 2-0 win in Game 1 followed by a 3-1 loss in Game 2.

Leonel Aponte (W, 3-1) and Rafael Carvajal (S, 4) combined on a six-hit shutout in the opener. It was the eighth blank slate of the season for the Cutters and third in a seven-inning doubleheader game. Jake Holmes provided the offense with his bases-loaded single in the third inning to drive in a pair while extending his hitting streak to six.

The Cutters offense couldn’t get going in the nightcap as they suffered a two-hit shutout to Gilberto Chu (W, 3-2) and Fausto Segura (S, 4). Williamsport had the tying runners on base in the bottom of the seventh but Bryson Stott bounced out to end the game. Corbin Williams laced an RBI triple into the left-center gap in the fifth to tie the game at 1-1 at the time.

Brian Marconi (L, 1-4) surrendered a couple runs in the sixth for the loss. Hsin-Chieh Lin worked five strong innings allowing one unearned run in a no decision.

Williamsport returns to action Thursday at 7:05 p.m. with RHP Victor Vargas scheduled to take the mound against the Auburn Doubledays. Just four home games remain for the Crosscutters in 2019.

AUB 0 6 2 (5)
WIL 2 4 0 (2)

W – Leonel Aponte (3-1)
L – Eddy Yean (1-1)
S – Rafael Carvajal (4)

AUB 3 7 1 (4)
WIL 1 2 1 (7)

W – Gilberto Chu (3-2)
L – Brian Marconi (1-4)
S – Fausto Segura (4)

Crosscutters Record: 30-41