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.