The Williamsport Crosscutters wrapped up their road trip with a losing record after falling to the?Batavia Muckdogs, 7-1, on Sunday afternoon.
It was the?Muckdogs third consecutive win over the Crosscutters.
Williamsport's offense was slowed by Muckdogs' pitchers, including starter Corey Baker who pitched six shutout innings and earned the win.
Mitch Walding was a bright spot for the Cutters, going 2 for 4 with a double. He also started a tough double play on defense.
Williamsport starter Jeb Stefan delivered perhaps his best performance of the year through three innings. He retired the first nine Muckdogs he faced, but that all changed in the fourth inning. After walking David Popkins to load the bases, Jacob Wilson hit a grand slam to left field to break the game open, 4-0.
Batavia added to the lead off of reliever Jon Musser. Patrick Wisdom hit a two-run triple after Kyle Hoppy failed to make a diving catch in center field. Popkins then followed with an RBI-double to right field.
Williamsport avoided the shutout in the eighth inning. After Logan Moore led off with a double and advanced to third, Tyler Greene drove him in for the lone Cutters' run.
The Crosscutters drop to 25-41 on the year and are 12-12 through August. They finished their recent road trip 3-4.
Williamsport starts a six-game homestand on tonight against the Jamestown Jammers at 7:05 p.m.