Cutters lose no-hitter, game in 8th inning

The Williamsport Crosscutters took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Saturday night, but Jamestown capitalized on three hits and a crucial throwing error to come back for a 2-1 win.

Crosscutters starting pitcher Julio Reyes didn’t allow a hit through six innings. Reliever Mark Meadors, who pitched in Williamsport’s combined no-hitter last Sunday, threw 1 2/3 of hitless ball before a comebacker carromed of his glove. He recovered, but threw errantly to first base allowing Edwin Espinal to reach with an infield single. He was just the second baserunner of the night for Jamestown.

After a walk to Erich Weiss, Adam Landecker singled to left field to score pinch-runner Justin Moffei. Catcher Chad Carman then threw wildly to second base allowing Weiss to score the go-ahead run to score.

All three hits the Jammers recorded in the eighth inning were the only three hits for Jamestown.

Williamsport had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh inning when shortstop Malquin Canelo singled home Carman with one out. It was one of eight hits for the Crosscutters last night.

Williamsport was just 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and it stranded eight runners on base.

Andrew Pullin was 2 for 3 with a double for the Crosscutters. Dylan Cozens also had a pair of hits and Canelo was 2 for 3.

Last night was the third time this season Williamsport’s pitching staff has taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Drew Anderson, Lee?Ridenhour and Rob Marcello combined on 8 2/3 no-hit innings in a June game against Batavia.

Sunday, Yacksel Rios, Meadors and Manny Martinez completed the first Crosscutters’ no-hitter since 2006 against Mahoning Valley at Bowman Field.