Williamsport, P.A. - Nick Matera provided the lone Crosscutters run, with a 9th inning RBI double, but it wasn't enough as the Crosscutters fell to Batavia 3-1 for the 2nd -straight night at home.
Taylor Lehman got the start for the Crosscutters, his second start of the season, and he picked up where he left off, tossing four shutout innings. The lefty out of Penn State allowed two hits and two walks, but struck out three in the no decision.
Adam Cox took the loss, despite nearly tightrope walking through a bases loaded jam in the top of the 5th. Unfortunately, Batavia shortstop Dalvy Rosario connected on a two-out, bases-clearing double to deep left field to give the Muckdogs a 3-0 lead. Cox worked just the one inning, taking his first loss of the year.
Jose Conopoima and Omar Maldenado combined to throw four shutout innings in relief, keeping the Crosscutters in the ballgame. Conopoima struck out two and allowed two hits over three innings of work, while Maldonado struck out two and allowed one hit in an inning of work.
Nick Matera's RBI double in the bottom of the 9th inning that chased home McCarthy Tatum, was his 2nd double and 2nd RBI of the season.
Tatum finished the night 3 for 4 with three singles and a stolen base in his professional debut. Tatum was also thrown out trying to take 2nd base twice in the ballgame.
Nate Fassnacht and Hunter Markwardt each finished the night 2 for 3, with Fassnacht picking up a double to deep center feild. Both made their professional debuts with the Williamsport Crosscutters.
The Crosscutters wrap up their three-game weekend series with the Batavia Muckdogs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. At BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.
Cutter Carvings - The Crosscutters fall to 1-5 at home this season... Williamsport has scored just 11 runs over their first six games at home...All six roster additions to the Crosscutters roster were in the starting line up tonight.
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