The final score is deceptive, however.
Luis Gonzalez pitched well, allowing just two runs in 4.2 innings. Steven Inch came on in relief, and blanked the ValleyCats across 1.1 innings. Plus, the offense had a golden opportunity in the seventh inning. Trailing 4-0 with the bases loaded and just one out, Larry Greene had a chance to change the game, but instead grounded into an inning-ending double-play.
That would be the last of the Cutters. A bases clearing double by Tri-City's Dan Gulbransen off of Jon Musser later, and this one was over.
Chris Serritella (2-for-4, double) and Tyler Greene (2-for-3) were lone offensive brightspots on a night where Williamsport simply couldn't figure out the opposing starter.
Brady Rodgers pitched 6.1 innings of scoreless ball, striking out seven without allowing a walk. On the night, Williamsport failed to draw a single free pass.
Jobduan Morales opened the scoring on a line-drive RBI-single in the fourth. Catfish Elkins then doubled the lead in the fifth on a single to left.
Musser allowed two runs in the seventh on a single by Gulbransen and a groundout by Morales. A hanging pitch to Gulbransen an inning later, and the game was sealed.
Larry Greene drove in the lone run in the ninth, but it was too little, too late at that point as the Cutters have now lost eleven of their last 14.
The Cutters are now 9-15 on the season and sit in last place in the division. They try to avoid the sweep tomorrow at 7:05 against Tri-City. You can listen to every pitch on ESPN Radio Williamsport 1050am, 104.1fm, or online at crosscutters.com
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