The win allows the Crosscutters to play Lowell for their first series win since June 27th on Friday.
On a night where two other league games were postponed due to weather, the Cutters dodged the rain, despite looming clouds in the distance and an influx of insects at the ballpark.
All but one Crosscutter hit safely and six Cutters drove in runs.
Starter Delvin Perez struggled with his location, walking six batters. He would allow four runs through 3.2 innings.
But the offense bailed him out in the fifth. Kyle Hoppy scored on a wild pitch, before a Spinner error plated Roman Quinn. Williamsport then tied the game on an RBI-single by Cameron Perkins and a sac fly by Zach Taylor. Finally Chace Numata broke the game open and gave Williamsport the lead on a two-run single.
Both Quinn and Perkins would finish with multi-hit games.
The Cutters rode the bullpen from there. Chris Nichols, Jeb Stefan and Geoff Broussard combined for just one run in 5.1 innings, as Nichols got the win, Stefan the hold, and Broussard the save.
Lowell scored one run in the sixth inning, but two insurance runs in the eighth helped the Cutters cause. Mitch Walding doubled to left to score Quinn before Larry Greene hit a sac fly to center to put the Crosscutters up 8-5.
The rubber match against the Spinners is Friday at 7:05. You can listen to every pitch on ESPN Radio Williamsport 1050am, 104.1fm, or online at crosscutters.com
Cutters Carvings: OF Brian Pointer was promoted to Lakewood (A)... Kyle Hoppy has become the new everyday center fielder... Cameron Perkins had his third straight multi-hit game and is 7-for his last-13... Roman Quinn busted out of a 1-for-21 slump, going 3-for-4 with two runs... Chris Nichols is the Cutters wins-leader (3-0), despite only being with Williamsport for 13 days... The Crosscutters went 4-for-10 with RISP... Yan Carlos did not play, but has gone 122 plate appearances without a walk, the longest stretch in professional baseball...