Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ortiz Powers Cutters In Return from Injury

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Game Highlights: August 28th, 2017 - Jhailyn Ortiz had missed the last six games, but returned in a big way, totaling four RBI in the Cutters 8-2 win over the Doubledays. Ortiz capped his night with a three-run home run in the 7th inning. His finished the night 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI.

Ortiz’s home run was his 8th of the season and now has a team-high 30 RBI on the season. It was his first home run since July 24th, which came against Auburn at home. Jake Scheiner was equally impressive out of the lead off spot, finishing 4 for 5 with a double and a pair of RBI.

All nine Crosscutters recorded at least one base hit, while four finished with two or more hits, as the Crosscutters tied a season high with 16 hits.

Spencer Howard allowed one run over 4.2 innings of work, Howard allowed just two hits and four walks while striking out a career-high 10 batters. Howard is now the fourth different Cutters starter to strikeout 10 or more batters in a single start. Damon Jones allowed one run over 3.1 innings to earn his 2nd win of the season. Jones surrendered two hits and a walk while striking out five batters. Jhon Nunez worked a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and a hit. Crosscutters pitching combined to strikeout 15 batter, one shy of their 2017 season-high of 16.

WP: Damon Jones (2-3)
LP: David Smith (3-4)
SV: N/A (0)

Crosscutters Record: 32-33

Next Game: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 vs Auburn, 7:05 p.m.
Next Home Game/Promotion: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 vs Auburn 7:05 p.m.

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