Williamsport, P.A. - The Crosscutters fell victim to a five-run 8th inning in their 6-1 loss to Batavia. With the loss, Williamsport suffered their second-straight series sweep.
The night started on a positive note, with McCarthy Tatum driving a double into the left field corner, chasing home Hunter Markwardt to give the Crossccutters 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. It would be the only run the Cutters would manufacture in the game.
Luis Cedeno got the start for the Crosscutters and pitched well over his four innings. Allowing just one run on a two-out single in the top of the 2nd inning. He struck out five, walked one and allowed three hits in the no decision.
Abdallah Aris worked a scoreless inning of relief in the top of the 5th inning, working around a lead off hit by inducing a double play and fielding his position for the final out.
Leonel Aponte took over out of the Cutters pen in the top of the 6th inning, working a clean frame with a pair of strikeouts. He was able to work around a walk in a scoreless 7th inning. Aponte ran into troubles in the top of the 8th inning.
The first four batter of the inning reached against Aponte, with all four batters crossing the plate. The first run came in when Aponte plunked Dalvy Rosario to give the Muckdogs a 2-1 lead. After the hit batsmen, Aponte was pulled for Alejandro Made.
Made struck out the first batter he faced for the first out before giving up a sacrifice fly to Nic Ready that scored Kobie Taylor to make it 3-1 Batavia. Bryan Hernandez drew a bases loaded walk to score Milton Smith and make it 4-1. With tow outs Made uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Rosario to score ahead of an errant throw by Juan Aparico, which scored Albert Guimaro to make it 6-1 Muckdogs.
Made was able to get out of the inning and throw a clean inning of relief in the top of the 9th to keep the deficit to five.
Williamsport was able to get a couple runners on base in the bottom of the 9th, but could not cross a run.
The Crosscutters have an off day tomorrow. They open up a three game series at Falcon Park against the Auburn Doubledays on Tuesday night.
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