Batavia, N.Y. - Danny Mayer's two-run blast helped the Cutters to a 8-3 win over the Muckdogs. Williamsport pounded out a season-high 17 hits in the win.
Juan Escorcia was strong in his start for the Crosscutters, striking out a season-high 10 batters over five scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out two batters per inning, and was able strand three runners as he earned his 1st win of the season.
The Crosscutters offense gave Escorcia a three run cushion in the top of the 3rd inning, as Matt Kroon started the offense with a lead off triple to left-center, his first triple this season.
Ben Aklinski followed with a RBI double down the left field line, scoring Kroon to give Williamsport a 1-0 lead on Aklinski's seventh double and his 21st RBI. Rafael Marchan plated Aklinski with a double, upping the lead to 2-0 on Marchan's 7th double and his 11th run driven in. The scoring was capped on a Ben Pelletier double to deep center, scoring Alec Bohm to make it 3-0 Williamsport on the team-leading 16th double for Pelletier, who picked up his team-leading 38th RBI.
The Crosscutters offense erupted again in the top of the 6th inning, getting a two-run blast from Danny Mayer to up the Cutters lead to 5-0. For Mayer, it was his 5th home run of the season and his 18th & 19th RBI of the season. Brayan Gonzalez followed with a triple to center and a batter later, Ben Aklinski drilled a a two-run home run, making it 7-0 on the 7th home run of the season, driving Aklinski's RBI total to 23.
Randy Alcantara worked two innings, allowing three run, two on a home run. The righty allowed three hits and struck out one. Blake Bennett made his Crosscutters debut, working two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out three as he closed out the game and the win.
Williamsport conclude their series in Batavia tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Dwyer Stadium.
Cutter Carvings - Every Crosscutters batter had at least one hit, with six Cutters recording a multi-hit game... Danny Mayer recorded his 6th three-hit game and Rafael Marchan recorded his 3rd three-hit game of the season...The Crosscutters need to win their last four road games to finish .500 on the road...
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