Four-run inning dooms Cutters
Manny Martinez surrendered four unearned runs in the seventh inning as Jamestown beat Williamsport, 4-1, in the finale of a three-game series Sunday.
With two outs in the seventh inning, Crosscutters center fielder Herlis Rodriguez was charged with an error on a hit by Jamestown’s Adam Landecker. The next batter, then hit a two-run home run off of Martinez to give the Jammers a 4-1 lead.
In 3 1/3 innings since Martinez threw the final inning of a combined no-hitter at Bowman Field, the Venezuelan right-hander has allowed six runs, but only two were earned.
Williamsport took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Andrew Pullin doubled, was moved to third on a ground ball, and then scored on a single by Zach Green.
It was the 35th RBI of the season for Green, the Williamsport third baseman, the highest total on the team.
One night after going 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position, the Cutters were just 1 for 9 Sunday. Williamsport left seven runners stranded on base.
Shane Martin had another strong start allowing just three hits in five shutout innings. It was Martin’s first scoreless start of the season, but the fifth time in his last seven starts he’s allowed one run or fewer.