Williamsport right fielder Brian Pointer hit just the second home run of the year for the Crosscutters, and Mitch Walding singled home Pointer in the top of the seventh inning in a 3-2 win over Mahoning Valley on Monday for the Cutters' first road win of the season.
Pointer returned to the lineup after sitting out Sunday's series finale vs. Auburn at Bowman Field. The 20-year old was 2-for-3.
With Williamsport trailing 2-0 in the top of the fifth, Pointer homered to right field leading off the top of the inning to cut the deficit in half. Still trailing by one in the seventh, Larry Greene walked with one out. Pointer followed with a double to left field to score Greene and tie the game at 2-2.
Walding, who leads the New York-Penn League in RBI, singled up the middle to score Pointer with the go-ahead run. It was Walding's first run driven in since his six-RBI game in Friday's win over Auburn.
Geoff Broussard and Jeb Stefan held Mahoning Valley scoreless over the final 3 1/3 innings. Broussard struck out four in 2 1/3 innings to pick up his first professional win. Broussard has 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.
Stefan worked around a pair of hits in the ninth inning, but also struck out a pair. He got Cleveland Indians first-round pick Tyler Naquin to ground out to second base to end the game.
In his first start of the year, Hoby Milner gave up two hits and one run in 2 2/3 innings for the Crosscutters. Jordan Guth then followed with three innings, allowing three hits and one earned run.