BATAVIA, NY - After walking-off the Jammers a night ago, the Cutters were almost no-hit in a 6-2 loss to Batavia.
Williamsport used a trio of defensive miscues by Batavia in the top of the 1st inning to get on the board first. Dylan Cozens reached on an error by Victor Castro. Cozens would then reach 3rd base on the play thanks to a throwing error by Coco Johnson, who threw behind Cozens. Cozens would score on a pass ball by Chad Wallach to make it 1-0.
Batavia would get on the board in the bottom of the 2nd inning thanks to a Malquin Canelo throwing error that would allow Jose Caballos to score the tying run with two outs in the inning and make it 1-1.
Batavia would take their first lead of the afternoon in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Juan Avila reached on a fielding error by Sam Dove with one out in the inning. Avila would eventually score on a pass ball by Andrew Knapp to make it 2-1 Muckdogs. Chad Wallach capped the scoring in the inning with a RBI single to right field that plated Carlos Lopez, who had doubled earlier in the inning to make it 3-1.
The Muckdogs added three more runs in the 7th inning. Felix Munoz started the scoring when he ripped one under the glove of Logan Pierce. Pierce was charged with an error that allowed JT Riddle and Juan Avila to score and make it 5-1. Munoz got an RBI on the play. Chad Wallach plated the final run of the inning with a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Carlos Lopez and make it 6-1.
Williamsport would get their first hit of the game in the 8th inning when Malquin Canelo lined a single to left center field off of Joel Effertz. Canelo would be left stranded at 1st base.
Williamsport added a late run when Dylan Cozens blasted his 9th home run to right center field off of Joel Effertz to make it a 6-2 deficit.
Muckdogs starter Domingo German improved to 2-3 after he worked six hitless innings, though he did allow a run on a walk, a hit bats men while striking out three before being replaced by Joel Effertz. Effertz went three innings, allowing one run, earned, on two hits. Effertz struck out three while getting his first save.
Cutters starter Yacksel Rios fell to 5-3 after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings of work. Rios did not strikeout a batter and walked one. Jon Musser worked two innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out one. Rbo Marcelloe worked a scoreless inning on one hit.
Williamsport faces Batavia in the second game of a three game set, first pitch of game one is at 7:05 P.M. Every Cutters game can be heard on ESPN 1050 AM, 104.1 FM, 1600 AM, or crosscutters.com.
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