Williamsport P.A. - Edwin Rodriguez paced the Cutters offense as they topped the Spikes 7-3 in the series opener.
Ethan Lindow was strong again for the Crosscutters, allowing just one run, unearned, over six stellar innings of work. The Southpaw struck out five Spikes hitters while scattering three hits in the winning effort. Lindow threw 80 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Jake Holmes started the scoring for the Cutters, plating Alec Bohm with a two-out single to right, making it 1-0 on Holmes 8th RBI.
Edwin Rodriguez followed with a 383 foot, three-run home run over the right-center wall to plate Ben Pelletier and Holmes, upping the Cutters lead to 4-0. It was Rodriguez's 3rd home run and upped his RBI total to 22 for the year.
Holmes picked up his 2nd RBI of the season with a single in the bottom of the 6th, scoring Bohm to make it 5-1 Williamsport on the 9th RBI for Holmes.
Edwin Rodriguez again followed with a two-run double to right, scoring Pelletier and Holmes to up the lead to 7-1. It was the 9th double for Rodriguez, who saw his RBI total climb to 24 for the year.
Austin Ross was untouchable in relief, striking out six over two shutout innings of work. For Ross, he has struck out 52 batters over 32.1 innings of relief. Ross allowed three base runners, two walks and a hit batter.
Jose Jimenez worked the 9th inning, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. The lefty struck out two before recording the final out of the game.
The Crosscutters continue their final homestand of the season against the State College Spikes at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.
Cutter Carvings - Edwin Rodriguez's home run was his first since June 29th at State College... Rodriguez's five RBI matched Ben Aklinski's five RBI game from August 1st at Mahoning Valley for a season-high... Williamsport is now 5-7 against State College this season...
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