Despite missing many key players and starting a hodgepodge lineup, the Crosscutters have been playing their best baseball of the season on their current road trip. Williamsport only had one reserve player, but scratched and clawed their way to their third straight win.
Jon Musser got the win, retiring nine of ten batters faced in his best outing of the season.
With the game tied at three in the fifth inning, Cameron Perkins hit his first professional home run to give the Cutters the lead for good.
But of the seven unanswered runs scored by the Crosscutters, Perkins' homer was the only one that came on a base-hit.
Jamestown scored the first three runs of the game in the second inning off of Cutters' starter Jeb Stefan. But Williamsport's rally started in the third. Kyle Hoppy scored on a passed ball to cut the deficit to 3-1. Hoppy would reach four times, going 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.
Gustavo Gonzalez hit a sac fly in the fourth inning to score Chace Numata, before Moore came home on the wild pitch to tie the game. Numata reached three times and scored two runs.
After Perkins' go-ahead homer in the fifth, the Cutters scored three more in the sixth. Hoppy drew a bases-loaded walk, then Zach Taylor scored Moore on a fielder's choice. The inning was capped when Gonzalez scored on another Jammers wild pitch.
The game was called in the eighth inning due to rain as Williamsport improves to 5-4 in August and to 18-33 on the season.
Williamsport can go for their second straight sweep Friday night against Jamestown. First pitch against the Jammers is at 7:05. Every Cutters game can be heard on ESPN Radio 104.1 FM, ESPN 1050 AM, or online at crosscutters.com.
Cutters Carvings: LHP Jim Birmingham transferred to Lakewood and placed on the DL... OF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies... Larry Greene (hamstring), Roman Quinn (illness) and Yan Carlos Olmo (hip) held out... The Cutters have hit five home runs in six games after going 13 games without a long ball... 1B/3B Cameron Perkins played right field out of necessity... Kyle Hoppy is 7-for his last-16 and has been on-base in ten of his last 19 plate appearances...