Friday, May 26, 2017

Cutters Baseball - Great Progress, No Grass!


A race to the June 16th finish.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Baseball - Cutters Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

A WOL.news File Photo
Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced their 2017 promotional schedule full of classic giveaways, special appearances and more.

Cutters fidget spinners for all kids on Opening Night

The fun starts June 20 on Opening Night, 2017 with fireworks after the game and a Cutters fidget spinner for all kids age 14 and under. In addition, all fans will receive a free 2017 Cutters schedule magnet.

Crosscutters - Spring Community Yard Sale THIS SATURDAY at BB&T Ballpark

Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters in association with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette will be hosting the Annual Spring Community Yard Sale at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field this Saturday, May 20 from 8am-2pm.

Almost 50 vendors will be set up in the ballpark parking lot selling crafts, antiques and collectibles, new items, household goods, flea market items and food at great prices.

“We are happy to team up with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on this event. When you’re on the hunt for great yard sales, the Sun-Gazette classifieds are the go-to source., said Cutters Vice President of Marketing Gabe Sinicropi. “This event just keeps growing year after year.”

Vending spaces are available for just $25. Reserve a space by calling the Crosscutters at (570) 326-3389.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Crosscutters Baseball - Will they make it?


The field is still dirt and seats are not in!l Can they get it all done by opening day?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Baseball - Charitable Tuesdays Returns in 2017

A www.WOL.news file photo
Williamsport, PA - Charitable Tuesdays is back in 2017. The program, presented by Woodlands Bank, gives local non-profit organizations a no-cost opportunity to have a presence at BB&T Ballpark, for the purpose of educating fans about their organization.

Local non-profits invited to apply

One organization will be featured at every Tuesday home game and receive:
  • A display table in the stadium to display and distribute promotional literature and materials
  • A live on-field interview before the game
  • Ceremonial 1st pitch honors for the organization
  • The opportunity to be a guest on the Crosscutters radio broadcast for one inning
  • A $250 donation to the organization courtesy of Woodlands Bank and the Crosscutters presented during an on-field ceremony

Baseball - Cutters Featured in 2017 Topps Card Release

Image Courtesy of the Williamsport Crosscutters
Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters will be featured on two specialFragments of the Farm cards as part of the 2017 Topps Pro Debut baseball card set.

The cards feature Cutters mascot Boomer with a swatch of his fur and pieces of BB&T Ballpark parking lot banners that hung during the 2016 season.

Baseball - Crosscutters Looking for Host Families

A www.WOL.news file photo
Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters are seeking local families willing to rent a room, apartment or home to Williamsport Crosscutters players during the 2017 baseball season.

While many Host Families come back year after year, the team is always looking to add to their list of availabilities for the players.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Flashback 2009 - Between Here and There Big Heads Can Get Deflated

SPORTS DIGEST with Bill Byham

Bill Byham, Sports announcer, writer and famous for "That's 30"
Bill Byham, Sports announcer, writer and famous for “That’s 30”
BETWEEN HERE AND THERE BIG HEADS CAN GET DEFLATED – We are attending a college baseball game. Hillsborough Junior College is hosting Tampa University JV’s. The UT head coach has sent several of his varsity players “down” to get them some extra innings.Some of those sent down were pitchers from the highly rated UT program which, to me, meant they should be able to compete with the JUCO batters.

Not so in this outing. By the time we found a bleacher seat Hillsborough was up by six runs as every batter in the line up had produced base hits resulting in runs. Before the carnage ended the scoreboard read 17-5 by mid game.

The UT JV coach, probably taking control of the issue, benched all of the varsity players and put his own kids on the field. The final score closed out 17-14 with UT threatening in the ninth with two on when the third out came.

For some unexplainable reason my old mind jumped into a day just like that when I was a ton younger and cockier than I should have been. I was just home from my first year of pitching professional ball. I had not set the world on fire out in Springfield, Ohio but the people in Kane/ Ludlow, Pa. did not know that so when Jiggs called to have me come down to Ludlow Park to pitch I was on my way in a hurry.
The word went out that Buck was coming to pitch! A real pro pitcher! Wow!