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Cutters Turn Tables

June 4, 2021

Williamsport, PA. - A night after allowing 10 runs in a loss, the Williamsport Crosscutters hang a 10-spot on the Spikes, earning a 10-2 win in the series finale, avoiding the series sweep. Chase Costello got his 3rd start of the season for Williamsport and delivered the longest outing by

Williamsport, PA. - A night after allowing 10 runs in a loss, the Williamsport Crosscutters hang a 10-spot on the Spikes, earning a 10-2 win in the series finale, avoiding the series sweep.

Chase Costello got his 3rd start of the season for Williamsport and delivered the longest outing by a Cutters pitcher this season, working five innings. The right-hander out of Pompano Beach, Florida allowed just two runs on three hits and three walks. He would strike out a season-high nine Spikes batters en route to his first win of the season.

The Cutters are no stranger to big innings from an offensive standpoint and tonight was no different as Williamsport sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd inning, scoring six runs to jump out to a 6-1 lead by inning’s end.

The scoring outburst was highlighted by a two run single from from Trey Steffler, RBI singles from Noah Hemphill and Damone Hale, and a RBI bases loaded walk drawn by Kyle O’Brien. The Crosscutters drew four of their nine walks in the inning.

Costello turned it over to the bullpen in the top of the 6th inning, with the Cutters leading 6-2, and the bullpen was dominant, working four-straight scoreless frames, getting a scoreless inning from Ben Terwilliger, who struck out two. Another scoreless inning from Dominic Hambley, who also struck out two and then Owen Holt closed it out with back-to-back scoreless frames, striking out four.

The Crosscutters were able to add four more runs to their total in the bottom of the 8th inning, getting RBI from Jorge Rodriguez and Freddie Matos. The Cutters also plated two runs on a Spikes error, giving Williamsport an eight-run edge, needing three outs to get the win.

The win gives Williamsport a three-games-to-one lead over State College in the 2021 version of the SawBuck Series.

The Cutters continue their weekend home stand with a two-game series against the Trenton Thunder, which kicks off tomorrow night, with first pitch scheduled at 7:05 p.m. at Muncy Bank Ballpark.

Cutter Carvings - Crosscutters pitchers struck out 17 Spikes batters, the second most in a single game this season…Eight of the nine Cutters batters drew at least one walk…Seven of the nine Cutters batters scored at least one run.