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VICTORIOUS: Williamsport Crosscutters take win against Mahoning Valley, 8-4

Manuel Silva (11) of the Williamsport Crosscutters slides into third base during a minor league baseball game. The Crosscutters defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 8-4, in a regular season game on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Williamsport Crosscutters)

NILES, Ohio – Ben Alkinski plated five runs in all, including a three-run home run (1) in the 7th inning to power the Cutters to a 8-4 win over Mahoning Valley.

Alec Bohm finished the night 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI, his first multi-RBI game in a Cutters uniform. Rafael Marchan plated a run for the Cutters, finishing the night 1 for 5.

Brayan Gonzalez, Ben Pelletier and Seth Lancaster each recorded two hits, as Lancaster scored three runs in the win. In total, seven of the nine Cutters recorded a hit and eight of the nine Cutters reached base.

Jack Perkins allowed one run on three hits in his 2nd start for Williamsport. James McArthur recorded the win, allowing one run on one hit in the back end of the piggyback start. Juan Escorcia allowed a pair of runs over the final three innings of relief, earning his first save.

Aklinski’s home run was the first home run for the Crosscutters in the month of July, as the Crosscutters were the only team in the NYPL without a home run in July entering play. It was the Cutters first home run since June 28th at State College.

WP: James McArthur (1-0)

LP: Luis Valdez (0-1)

SV: Juan Escorcia (1)

Crosscutters Record: 9-13

Next Game: Monday, July 9, 2018 at Mahoning Valley, 7:05 p.m.

Next Home Game/Promotion: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.

Knoebels Night/ Clinton County Community Night/ Kids Eat Free

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