Guth pitched well, surrendering just one unearned run in five innings, while allowing no walks and just three basehits.
Trailing by a run going into the fourth, Mitch Walding made up for an earlier error by driving in Cameron Perkins for the tying run. Walding finished 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Perkins went 2-for-4 with a double and two scores. More on Perkins later.
Serritella broke the game open in the fifth. With one out and runners on the corners, Serritella blasted a mistake from Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara over the right field bleachers to make it 4-1 Williamsport. Serritella finished 2-for-5.
It was tense from there as the bullpen, which has blown leads lately, had four innings to cover.
Matt Sisto quickly gave up two, albeit unearned, runs in the sixth. Fortunately for him and the rest of the Cutters bullpen, Larry Greene took advantage of an error-extended seventh inning to increase the Williamsport lead to 5-3. Greene stroked a grounder up the middle and Perkins was waved home. The throw from Cyclones center fielder was perfect, but Perkins somehow averted Jeff Glenn's tag to score what would be the difference-making run. Greene finished 3-for-5
Zach Cooper gave up a home run to Juan Gamboa in the seventh, but cruised through the eighth. He was brought back out in the ninth, but gave up two walks and was replaced by closer Jeb Stefan.
Stefan had a tall order, but this night his fastball was scorching. He struck out Gamboa and Nimmo to end the game and pick up his second save.
Williamsport won for the first time in six games and improved to 8-10.
The Cutters play the rubber match tomorrow against the Cyclones as Luis Gonzalez will make his first start. First pitch is at 7:00. You can listen to every pitch on ESPN Radio Williamsport 1050am, 104.1fm, or online at crosscutters.com
Cutters Carvings: Diego Gonzalez was promoted to Lakewood, while OF Zach Taylor was added to the Williamsport roster... Brian Pointer extended his on-base streak to 17 games... Mitch Walding has hit in his last seven road games... Chris Serritella is 4-for-10 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI in Brooklyn... Jordan Guth still has not walked a batter in 16 innings this season... The Cutters have a chance to win their first series since 6/27 in Mahoning Valley...