Williamsport, P.A.- The Crosscutters managed just one hit as they were shut out, 2-0, by the Scrappers Friday night. Williamsport was unable to avoid the series sweep with the loss.
Williamsport had two of their four base runners in the bottom of the 1st inning, as Ben Aklinski was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and Ben Pelletier singled to right field, for the Cutters lone hit of the night. The Cutters left both runners in scoring position in what was their only scoring threat of the night.
Colton Eastman went two scoreless innings, allowing just a walk and striking out one as he did not allow a hit in the front end of the piggyback start.
Jack Perkins allowed the only two runs of the night, on a two-run home run by Connor Smith in the top of the 4th inning. Perkins went two innings, allowing the two runs on three hits and striking out two batters.
James McArthur tossed two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five batters, while Randy Alcanatra went the final three innings of shutout work, allowing just a walk and striking out two in relief.
Cutters pitching combined to strike out 10 batters and walked just two in the loss.
The Crosscutters got a Ben Pelletier walk in the 4th inning and a Jesus Henriquez walk in the 8th inning, to represent the other two base runners in the game. Both went no further than 1st base.
The Crosscutters open up a two-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark.
Cutter Carvings - The Crosscutters have been swept at home three times this season...The Crosscutters have been shutout four times on the year... Cutters pitching struck out 31 batters in the series while Cutters batters struck out 32 times...
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