This was a record night for the Cross Cutters as it was the most runs that the franchise has ever scored in a game. Here is the Game Wrap Up courtesy of CrossCutters.com:
Latest Home Game Recap (Aug. 4) – In front of a season high 4,293 fans, the Williamsport Crosscutters blasted the Staten Island Yankees 20-4, upping their Wild Card lead on the Yankees to two games.
The Cutters started quick scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. RF Zach Collier singled to lead off the frame and scored when LF Carl Uhl hit his first triple of the game to left center.
CF Leandro Castro then hit a sacrifice fly to center scoring Uhl from third. With two outs SS Jeremy Barnes walked leading to 3B Anthony Hewitt’s fourth home run, a two-run shot to leftfield.
With a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 3rd inning Uhl lead off by hitting his second triple of the game to center. Castro then hit his own triple to right scoring Uhl. C Sebastian Valle plated Castro with a sacrifice fly to notch his 30th RBI of the season.
With one out in the 3rd, Barnes got things started again with a single. After a Hewitt strikeout, the Cutters would score seven more runs in the inning, highlighted by 1B Darin Ruf’s second home run of the season, a two-run shot to left.
Collier hit the Cutters third triple of the inning scoring DH Francisco Murillo and 2B Evan Porter. Then Uhl hit his second triple of the inning to score Collier. During the 3rd inning the Crosscutters scored nine runs on one home run, four triples, one double and two singles. Seven of the runs were scored with two outs.
The thirteen run cushion was more than enough for Cutters starting RHP Joshua Zeid (4-3, 2.42) who pitched a stellar six innings allowing no runs on four hits while striking out five Yankees. He kept the Yankees off balance all evening and escaped a second inning bases loaded jam with an inning ending strikeout.
In the bottom of the fourth Williamsport scored two more times giving them a 15-0 lead.
In the 5th, the Cutters once again put a crooked number on the scoreboard plating five more runs to increase their lead to 20-0.
The Cutters shutout was lost in the top of the 8th when the Yankees scored three runs off of reliever Reginal Simon (0-1, 9.22).
Seven Crosscutters had more than one hit led by Collier who went 4 for 6 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored. Uhl finished 3 for 6 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Hot-hitting Leandro Castro went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored and Hewitt was 3 for 5 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.
The Cutters and Staten Island tangle again Wednesday night at Bowman Field at 7:05pm. The game can be heard on ESPN 1050AM, 104.1FM or online at crosscutters.com.
The 20 runs scored by the Cutters were the most ever by a Crosscutters team and the most in the New York-Penn League since Staten Island beat Brooklyn 21-6 on August 21, 2006… The Williamsport record for runs was set in 1931 when Williamsport beat Elmira 31-18… OF Carl Uhl set a Williamsport record with 3 triples in the game and the team set a Williamsport record with a total of six 3-baggers in the contest… 10 of the 19 Cutters hits were for extra bases Tuesday… Attendance of 4,293 was the largest crowd of the 2009 season… OF Leandro Castro was named the PSECU/Cutters Player of the Week for the 2nd week in a row. Castro hit .480 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI’s for the week ending August 2. Castro was also named the Phillies Minor League Player of the Week for the same period… LHP Matt Way was promoted to Lakewood on Monday. The Cutters added RHP Chad Poe to the roster from the GCL Phillies on Tuesday… Former Cutters Joe Savery was recently called up to Lehigh Valley and made his Triple-A pitching debut on Monday picking up the victory… Cutters homestand continues through this Sunday.
|Box | Wrap | Log W: Joshua Zeid (4-3); L: Matthew Richardson (0-1); HR: Anthony Hewitt (4), Darin Ruf (2)|
2B: Murton 2 (9, Zeid, Simon).
TB: Almonte, Z; Rabago, H; Murton 4; Mack, D; Milo, J 2; Angelini; Landoni 2.
RBI: Murton (22), Mack, D 2 (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton; Almonte, Z 2; Angelini.
GIDP: Lyon; Landoni.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.
E: Angelini (6, fielding), Landoni (4, fielding).
PB: Rabago, H 4 (5).
|Richardson, M||P||(L, 0-1)||2.2||8||9||8||2||3||2||11.17|
2B: Valle (12, Solbach), Barnes, J (13, Solbach).
3B: Uhl 3 (3, Richardson, M, Richardson, M, Solbach), Castro, L (4, Richardson, M), Collier (1, Solbach), Hewitt (5, Solbach).
HR: Hewitt (4, 1st inning off Richardson, M, 1 on, 2 out), Ruf, D (2, 3rd inning off Richardson, M, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Collier 6; Uhl 9; Castro, L 4; Valle 3; Barnes, J 3; Hewitt 8; Ruf, D 4; Murillo 2.
RBI: Uhl 3 (8), Castro, L 3 (22), Hewitt 3 (21), Valle 2 (31), Ruf, D 2 (5), Collier 4 (7), Barnes, J (24).
2-out RBI: Hewitt 2; Ruf, D 2; Collier 2; Uhl; Castro, L; Valle.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barnes, J; Castro, L 2.
SF: Castro, L; Valle.
Team RISP: 8-for-14.
Team LOB: 5.
E: Porter, E (4, fielding).
PB: Gugel (1).
DP: 2 (Barnes, J-Porter, E-Ruf, D, Porter, E-Schoenberger-Ruf, D).
Solbach pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.
HBP: Ruf, D (by Solbach), Murillo (by Solbach), Mack, D (by Zeid).
Groundouts-flyouts: Richardson, M 1-3, Solbach 0-2, Bailey 4-2, Watkins, B 0-1, Zeid 7-6, Poe 3-0, Simon 0-2, Wertz 1-1.
Batters faced: Richardson, M 17, Solbach 18, Bailey 10, Watkins, B 4, Zeid 24, Poe 3, Simon 8, Wertz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Solbach 1-1, Bailey 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Joe Muenzer. 1B: Chris Nguyen. 2B: . 3B: .
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.