The Crosscutters were shutout for the eleventh time this season in State College Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 6-0.
It was the fourth time in the last six games the Cutters have been shutout.
Starting pitcher Alejandro Arteaga (1-8) went six innings and allowed four runs just two earned on five hits and struck out five in suffering his eighth loss of the year.
Cord Sandberg and Joes Pujols each had two hits each for the Cutters in the loss.
Manny Martinez pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Cutters.
The Cutters now trail the season series (7-2) with State College. With the win the Spikes edge in front of the all-time series 53-52.
The Crosscutters have played 36 of their last 40 innings as scoreless.
The Cutters conclude their 7-game road trip with the finale of the 2-game series in State College tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. before returning home on Friday, August 29, 2014 to battle Jamestown at 7:05 p.m. to begin the final home stand of the season.
The 2-game series against Jamestown has become historic in nature since it was announced earlier this week by the New York Penn League that the Jammers franchise will be moving to Morgantown, West Virginia to begin play in 2015. So it will be the last time the "Jamestown Jammers" will make an appearance at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field.
Cutters Carvings: Before the game tonight the Phillies announced their weekly award winners including Pitcher of the Week, RHP, Ricardo Pinto…1 G, 0-1, 1.50 ERA (6.0 IP), 0 BB, 6 H, 1 ER, 9 SO… Pinto earns Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week honors for the 1st time in his career … In 8 games this season the 20-year-old has posted a 2.25 ERA (10 ER, 40.0 IP)…Pinto pitches tomorrow…Former Cutters INF Maikel Franco now playing for Lehigh Valley was named Player of the Week...7 G, batted .500 (14-28), .500 OBP, .893 SLG, 6 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI … Franco hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats in Game 2 of the IronPigs doubleheader against the Syracuse Chiefs ... He doubled in the 1st inning, tripled in the 3rd, singled in the 4th, and hit a solo home run in the 6th, becoming just the second IronPig in franchise history to hit for the cycle ... The 22-year-old finished the day 6-for-7 with a double, triple, 2 HR, 4 RBI, and 4 runs scored in the doubleheader…