Cutters Win Again! Take 3-2 Decision at Auburn

Auburn, N.Y. – Crosscutters pitching again combined for a stellar effort on the road in a 3-2 victory at the Auburn Doubledays on Thursday night. Leonel Aponte, Hsin-Chieh Lin (W, 1-0) and Rafael Carvajal (S, 2) limited Auburn to just four hits only one day after three other Cutters pitchers had combined on a two-hit shutout in the series opener.

Johan Rojas went 3-for-4 with his league-leading fifth triple. Hunter Hearn had an RBI single. And Logan O’Hoppe had a single, RBI and run scored while also throwing out his 12th attempted base-stealer of the season.

Bryson Stott was 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The Phillies first-rounder has gone 15-for-31 (.484) in the streak including three doubles, one triple and three home runs.

Carvajal wrapped up his second save of the season with a five-strikeout stint in just two innings. He has allowed just one earned run in his last 17.2 innings since July 12.

Earlier in the day it was announced that four Crosscutters have been selected to play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Staten Island on Wednesday, August 21. Logan O’Hoppe, Kendall Simmons, Bryson Stott and Corbin Williams will all be representing the Cutters in the league’s showcase classic.

The Crosscutters will look to sweep the road series at Auburn on Friday at 7:05 p.m. with RHP Victor Vargas making his first start.

WIL 3 11 1 (7)
AUB 2 4 0 (3)

W – Hsin-Chieh Lin (1-0)
L – Rafael Gomez (1-5)
S – Rafael Carvajal (2)

Crosscutters Record: 24-36