Friday, September 1, 2017

Batavia Blanks Cutters And Knock Them Out Of Playoffs

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Game Highlights: September 1st, 2017 - Williamsport has little to no answer for Batavia starter Sam Perez as they fell 5-0 at home Friday night. Julian Garcia took the loss, falling to 3-5 on the season, allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits and a walk, while striking out four in just two innings of work. Garcia threw 68 pitches in the outing.

Orestes Melendez, Kyle Dohy and Jhon Nunez were spectacular in relief, combining to shutout Batavia over the final seven inning, allowing just one base hit and five walks while striking out 11 Muckdog batters. Yahir Gurrola finished the night 3 for 4 with a double, picking up three of the Crosscutters five hits on the evening.

Greg Pickett picked up his 10th double of the season, finishing the night 1 for 4. Josh Stephen had the Cutters fifth hit, finishing the night 1 for 4.

It was the the sixth time the Crosscutters were shutout this season. The Crosscutters for the second time on the homestand strikeout 15 batters, having struckout out 15 Doubledays on August 29th. The Crosscutters wrap up their 2017 home schedule tomorrow against the Batavia Muckdogs.

The game time has been moved up to 4:05 p.m. due to pending inclement weather later in the evening. With the loss the Cutters were eliminated from New York-Penn League Wild Card contention. With the loss and Mahoning Valley’s win, the Cutters were eliminated from Pinckney division contention as well.

WP: Sam Perez (4-1)
LP: Julian Garcia (3-5)

SV: N/A (0)

Crosscutters Record: 33-35

Next Game: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 vs Batavia, 4:05 p.m.
Next Home Game/Promotion: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 vs Batavia 4:05 p.m.

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