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Wosman Homers In Debut

June 8, 2021

State College, PA. - Nolan Wosman made an instant impact in his Crosscutters debut, drilling a solo home run to aide the Cutters to a 6-3 win on the road, against the Spikes. Troy Taylor took the ball for Billy Horton’s squad, and worked through in and out of trouble

State College, PA. - Nolan Wosman made an instant impact in his Crosscutters debut, drilling a solo home run to aide the Cutters to a 6-3 win on the road, against the Spikes.

Troy Taylor took the ball for Billy Horton’s squad, and worked through in and out of trouble over his five innings of work, earning his first win of the season. The right-hander allowed a run in the first and two more on a 440-foot home run by Spikes first basemen Marques Paige.

Taylor finished the night, allowing the three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out five Spikes batters. He finished his outing, tossing three scoreless frames.

The Crosscutters offense got a shot of life in the 2nd inning, after going down in order in the 1st, against Spikes starter Andrew Moore. Lance Logsdon led off the inning with his first hit in a Cutters jersey, followed by a single by Trey Steffler and then a one-out single from Michael Turconi.

With the bases loaded, catcher Kyle Smith doubled off the 3rd base bag, down the left field line to score Logsdon and Steffler, giving Williamsport a 2-1 lead. Noah Hemphill followed three pitches later with a two-run double down the right field line, scoring Turconi and Smith upping the Williamsport lead to 4-1.

State College plated two in the bottom of the 2nd inning on Paige’s home run, to bring their deficit to 4-3. Williamsport would respond right away, as Wosman took a 2-0 offering from Moore deep over the 378-foot sign in straight-away left, his first home run as a Cutter.

Kyle Smith added to the Cutters lead, scoring Logsdon with a sacrifice fly to center, making it a 6-3 Williamsport lead heading to the bottom of the 3rd.

In what looked like a game that was heading for a high-scoring affair, the bullpens had other ideas, as both failed to surrender a run in the final six innings of the game.

Williamsport got solid performances from Hunter Kloke and Zack Klapak, both making their Crosscutters debuts.

Kloke worked two scoreless frame, allowing just one hit and a walk, while striking out two Spikes batters. Klapak worked two perfect frames of relief, striking out three as he earned the save, his first of the season.

The Crosscutters will remain in State College for game two of their three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Cutter Carvings - Crosscutters collected a season-high 12 hits… The Crosscutters have a 4-2 record against the Spikes in 2021… Williamsport added eight new players before the game... Wosman’s home run was the third hit by the Crosscutters this season…