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Lightning suspends Cutters finale in State College

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Due to severe weather in State College during Thursday night’s contest, the game was suspended with the State College Spikes leading the Williamsport Crosscutters, 3-0, heading to the fifth inning. Last night’s game will be resumed on Monday in State College as a part of a makeshift ...

Small town, big things for Coeur d’Alene

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As Jeff Smith and his wife Candice packed their bags, they simultaneously looked up and shared a stunned laugh. They had watched the Coeur d’Alene Little League All-Stars make history a day earlier when they captured the West Regional championship, but it was that precise moment in a San ...

Baseball provided outlet for hurricane-damaged city

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Trees uprooted, cars floating, homes destroyed, baseball fields turned into ponds. Instead of facing 65 mph fastballs, Guayama, Puerto Rico, was facing 155 mph, roof-lifting winds and Category 5 hurricanes for the first time since 1932. In the fall of 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped ...

Jeong Kim helps South Korea win

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A closer look at South Seoul Little League of Seoul, South Korea’s 4-2, nine-inning win over Radames Lopez Little League of Guayama, Puerto Rico on Thursday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium. PLAYS OF THE GAME: In the top of eighth inning of a tied game on a passed ball that didn’t ...

After brain surgery, Watson returns to baseball

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Danny Watson cradled his semi-conscious 8-year old son Brody as blood streamed down the young child’s face. Moments earlier, Brody had taken a nasty fall off his bicycle. The Watson’s rushed Brody to the hospital and he left a day later with multiple stitches and quite a swollen face. It ...

Bruno earns win on mound for New York

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A closer look at the Staten Island, New York, 5-2 win over Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Gregory Bruno’s bases-loaded strikeouts. OK, this is two plays but both were huge. The New York ace was called upon in the third inning, coming in to a tie game with the ...

Martinez hits a game-winning double for Mexico

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A closer look at Matamoros Little League of Matamoros, Mexico’s 3-2 win over Gold Coast Baseball Association Little League of Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday evening at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Angel Martinez’s two-run game-winning double — The No. 8-hole hitter in ...

No off days for Coventry kids

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Coventry, Rhode Island manager Lou Simon has given his players off-days this summer. They just never take them. Following a state championship win last month, Simon gave his team the following day off. The coaches stayed off the practice fields the next day, but the players did not. A team ...

Michaelis helps propel Texas to win

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A closer look at the Houston, Texas’ 3-1 win over Coventry, Rhode Island, Thursday at Lamade Stadium Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Ryan Selvaggi's triple — Rhode Island led 1-0 and was a strike from escaping the third inning with that lead in tact. Instead, Selvaggi belted a triple into right ...

Cutters start post All-Star break with win

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STATE COLLEGE — When Williamsport and State College get together for a New York-Penn League baseball game, you can usually expect just about anything to happen. Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, it was one of those nights as the Crosscutters prevailed, 5-3 over the ...

Buchholz, Miner retire due to medical reasons

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Ryan Buchholz did his best for as long as he could to play through extensive pain from back injuries, but the Penn State defensive end announced Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football. Buchholz, a redshirt junior who would have been a starter this season, was one of two Nittany ...

All 6 Cutters on the All-Star team play key role in win

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Leaving the isolation of a deserted bullpen, Williamsport’s Keylan Killgore trotted toward the mound where the New York-Penn League South All-Stars were gathered. He joined them and took the baseball from 14-year-old bench coach Josiah Viera. Viera, who suffers from Progeria and stands just ...

PSU RB greats excited about Sanders

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STATE COLLEGE — Two of the greatest running backs in Penn State history, Ki-Jana Carter and Blair Thomas, raved about Saquon Barkley, of course, and said they are excited to see Miles Sanders carry on the school’s terrific tailback tradition. “Saquon was the man. Now it’s Miles’ ...

PCT baseball team to serve as tarp crew for LL Classic

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Penn College’s baseball team will serve a second stint on the tarp crew for Sunday’s MLB Little League Classic game at Bowman Field between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets. Approximately 20 players and coach Chris Howard will staff the tarp prior to, and during the game, ...

LHU men’s soccer picked 7th in poll

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LOCK HAVEN —The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced the men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and the Lock Haven men’s soccer team was listed at No. 7 in the preseason rankings. West Chester picked up four first-place votes and was picked as the favorite among the league's ...

MU to host NYCBL expansion team

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MANSFIELD — Mansfield University’s Shaute Field will serve as the home stadium for the newest expansion team in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Mansfield Destroyers beginning in the summer of 2019. Team president and owner Don Lewis made the announcement at a press ...

Bucknell’s Thorsheim named All-PL

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell sophomore forward/midfielder Matt Thorsheim secured one of the 12 spots on the Preseason All-Patriot League men’s soccer team on Tuesday. Thorsheim was a third-team All-Patriot League, a United Soccer Coaches third-team All-Northeast Region and a College Soccer News ...

19-year-old Marchan one of the Cutters’ most complete players

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Maybe the biggest compliment Christian Marrero could give Rafael Marchan is he wasn’t entirely sure which was Marchan’s natural side of the plate. He stood outside the Williamsport Crosscutters’ dugout Friday afternoon and thought about it for a second. “I’m going to say his right, ...

Crosscutters struggled to score in 1-run loss to Muckdogs

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By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com The Williamsport Crosscutters’ 2-1 loss to Batavia on Sunday ended the way so many of their at-bats had ended throughout the nine innings at Bowman Field. Zach Wolf’s strikeout of Jake Holmes with the tying run in scoring position encompassed so ...

Little League teams finalized

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It took an extra day, but the Little League World Series field is complete. Staten Island, New York and Coventry, Rhode Island secured the final two Series berths Sunday afternoon. New York defeated Berlin, Maryland, 4-0 to capture the Mid-Atlantic championship and Rhode Island edged ...