Young Fans Eleven, As Haseley Homers

Williamsport, P.A.- Williamsport starter Kyle Young struck out 11 Mahoning Valley Scrappers as Adam Haseley connected on his 1st professional home run in the Crosscutters 7-3 win.

Kyle Young was the story early for the Williamsport Crosscutters, fanning 11 of the 17 batters that he faced over 5.0 shutout innings. The southpaw struck out the side in each the 2nd, 4th, and 5thinnings, including the final seven batters that he faced.

It didn’t take too long for the Crosscutters to back Young, as Jhailyn Ortiz plated a pair with his 3rdhome run of the season, sending a Grant Hockin offering over the wall in right-center to score Jake Scheiner and give Williamsport a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning.

The Scrappers found the scoreboard in the top of the 6th inning against Cutters reliever David Parkinson, as Oscar Gonzalez plated Hosea Nelson with a RBI ground out, cutting the Williamsport lead to 2-1.

Malvin Matos got the run back in the bottom of the 6th, sending a line drive into right, which was caught by Oscar Gonzalez. Adam Haseley tagged and scored from 3rd base to give the Cutters a 3-1 lead against Scrappers reliever Kirk McCarty.

After the Scrappers made a call to the bullpen to bring in Ping-Hsueh Chen in the 7th inning, the Crosscutters exploded for four runs.

Nick Maton singled home Luis Encarnacion to open the scoring and extending the Cutters lead to 4-1. Josh Stephen followed that with a RBI double to score Brian Mims giving Williamsport a 5-1 advantage.

With Stephen at 2nd base, Adam Haseley took a 1-1 offering from Chen deep to left field and over the wall for his 1st professional home run, giving the Cutters a 7-1 lead. It was the third of a three-hit night for Haseley, raising his batting average to .467 on the season.

Mahoning Valley attempted a come back, plating a single run in the 8th and 9th innings against the Williamsport bullpen, but it would be in vein as the Crosscutters picked up the 7-3 win over their Pinckney Division foe.

Crosscutters pitching combined to strike out a season-high 16 batters, walking three and allowing five hits. It was the most combined strikeouts by a Cutters staff since striking out 17 during the 2011 season.

Williamsport welcomes in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers tomorrow evening, as they start their first three-game series of the season. Gustavo Armas is scheduled to take the hill, in search of his first win of 2017. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. At BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

Cutter Carvings – Eight of Young’s 11 strikeouts were swinging… Through his first 11 games, Adam Haseley has recorded nine multi-hits games… David Parkinson, Kyle Dohy and Damon Jones all made their professional debuts for Williamsport…