Batavia, N.Y. - Both games of the doubleheader were decided by a single run, with the Cutters taking the first and dropping the second against Batavia.
olton Eastman went the first three innings of shutout work, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out five in his longest outing of his career.
Jose Jimenez went the following 2.2 innings, working around four hits and striking out three, earning the win, his 2nd of the season. Robinson Martinez tossed a third of an innings, allowing two runs, one earned on a walk and a hit.
The Crosscutters offense was held hitless through the first five innings before Jesus Henriquez singled to center to spark the Williamsport offense in the top of the 6th. Alec Bohm doubled to deep right field, scoring Henriquez to give the Cutters a 1-0 lead.
Ben Pelletier followed with a two-run double to left, scoring Rafael Marchan and Bohm to make it 3-0. For Pelletier it was his 15th double and upped his RBI total to 37, both of which lead the team.
Keylan Killgore closed the door in the bottom of the 7th, entering after Martinez allowed a pair of runners to reach. Both runners scored before Killgore recorded the 3rd out, earning his league-leading 10th save as the Cutters held on to win 3-2.
Tyler Carr got his first start of his career in game two of the doubleheader, working three scoreless frames, allowing just two hits ans striking out three in the outing.
Abdallah Aris suffered yet another tough loss, as Aris allowed one run on one hit over three innings, striking out five. All five strikeouts came in order between the 5th and 6th innings.
The Crosscutters offense was held to two hits and a walk in the loss, being shutout for the sixth time this season. Williamsport had a golden oppurtunity to plate a run or two in the 6th inning, having runners on 2nd & 3rd with one out, only to see Brayan Gonzalez and Jesse Wilkening go down on strikes to end the threat.
Williamsport continues their series in Batavia tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Dwyer Stadium.
Cutter Carvings - The Crosscutters are 4-2 in doubleheaders this season...Batavia wins the regular season series against the Cutters, having won six of the eleven meetings... The first game of the doubleheader was to make up a game that was rained out on June 23rd...
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