The Vermont Lake Monsters used a 7-run second inning to win the finale of the 3-game series with the Crosscutters Friday night at Susquehanna Bank Park at Bowman Field 14-2.
Cutters starting pitcher Chris Oliver (0-1) making his second start did not survive the second inning going just five outs on the night allowing seven runs on four hits, three walks while striking out one in his first loss.
Preston Packrall would also be roughed up by Vermont hitters over five outs of work allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.
Manny Martinez entered the game with one out in the fourth inning and gave up a single to Brett Vertigan. From that point until the end of the game the Cutters bullpen combined for 5.2 innings of no-hit relief but the damage had already been done.
RP Manny Martinez (1.2 innings), Keivi Rojas, Christopher O'Hare and Mark Meadors all worked scoreless innings.
RP Ricky Bielski allowed a run in the sixth inning on a pair of walks, a balk and two hit batters.
Derek Campbell had his 10-game hitting streak snapped by going 0 for 4.
The Cutters offense was held to just five hits on the night. The only extra base hit and RBI on the night belonged to Robinson Torres who doubled home Garcia and Hernandez in the fourth inning. It was the only time the Cutters scored on the night and had more than one base runner on in an inning.
The Crosscutters loss makes their record 16-12 and snaps a 5-game winning streak.
Williamsport continues its 6-game home stand with the first game of a 3-game series with the Tri-City Valley Cats Saturday night at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field.
Saturday, July 12th is an appearance by Denny McLain as well as Star Wars night, post-game fireworks and Prostate Cancer Awareness night.
Sunday, July 13 come out for Bark in the Park XVI, along with Selinsgrove/Sunbury night and Baseball Bingo.
The home stand concludes on Monday, July 14 with the Crosscutters Team Photo Giveaway, plus Military Monday and Hoss's Knothole Gang night.
Cutters Carvings: LHP Joey DeNato was promoted to Lakewood (A) after posting a 2-0 record and an ERA of 3.18 in 8 appearances for the Crosscutters…LHP Christopher O'Hare & RHP Jesen Therrien were assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood (A)… RP Manny Martinez (1.2 innings), Keivi Rojas (1 inning), Christopher O'Hare (1 inning) and Mark Meadors all worked scoreless innings...IF Derek Campbell had his hitting streak snapped at 10 games with an 0 for 4 performance…