Cutters open series with loss in New York

Mark Meadors allowed three runs in an inning of work as Staten Island broke open a one-run game for a 7-3 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday night.

Meadors entered in the fifth inning but allowed four hits and a walk to the first five batters he faced before inducing a double play groundball.

Starting pitcher Mitch Gueller suffered his second loss of the year as he lasted just four innings, allowing seven hits and walking three. The Yankees scored four runs, all earned, against the right-hander.

Williamsport took a 3-1 lead in the second inning when Rhys Hoskins doubled home Derek Campbell to tie the game at 1-1. Catcher Deivi Grullon then singled to center field to score Hoskins and Matt Shortall to give the Cutters a 3-1 lead.

Grullon, who reached base twice, improved his batting average to .288 with the hit.

Campbell led the Cutters with a pair of hits, including his 14th double of the year, which leads the New York-Penn League. Campbell’s .337 average is fifth-best in the league.

Williamsport lost for the fourth time in five games to start its six-game road trip in New York. Game 2 against Staten Island is today at 7 p.m.