Cutters fall after ASG break
Auburn scored in each of the first four innings, touching up Williamsport starting pitcher Andrew Brown for nine hits and five runs in a 5-1 win for the Doubledays over the Crosscutters on Wednesday.
Williamsport lost for the seventh time in its last eight games. It had snapped a six-game losing streak with a win in its final game before the New York-Penn League All-Star break Sunday.
Playing without Phillies first-round pick Adam Haseley for the first time since late June, the Cutters offense was held to just seven scattered hits and didn’t score its run until the ninth inning.
But in that ninth inning, Williamsport rallied, recording four consecutive one-out hits to score its lone run. Cole Stobbe’s RBI single drove in Greg Pickett.
But with the bases loaded and one out, the Cutters’ Rodolfo Duran lined out and shortstop Nick Maton struck out to end the game.
Former Phillie Sean O’Sullivan started the game for Auburn on a rehab assignment, pitching two shutout innings, allowing just two hits.
After Brown allowed five runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings, the Cutters bullpen shut down the Auburn offense, scattering just three hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings.
Kyle Dohy, Orestes Melendez and Jhon Nunez struck out eight over their shutout innings.