Cutters pitching hit hard in loss

The wheels continued to fall off of the season for the Williamsport Crosscutters on Saturday as a 10-run inning by Batavia gave the Muckdogs a rain-shortened, 11-1 win.

Williamsport has lost 9 of 11 games.

Scheduled for a doubleheader, the second game was postponed because of rain to today, when the two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1:05 p.m.

Williamsport starting pitcher Kyle Young had allowed just 10 runs to score in his previous nine starts this season. But the 7-foot-tall left-hander was touched up for seven runs Saturday in 2 2/3 innings in his first outing since pitching in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Sunday.

Young surrendered all seven of his runs in the third inning. Kyle Dohy relieved him and allowed three more runs, staking Batavia to a 10-0 lead after three innings.

Of the 11 hits recorded by Batavia in five innings, only Sean Reynolds recorded a home run, hitting a two-run blast off Young in the third inning.

Greg Pickett was the only Crosscutter to have a multi-hit game, picking up two of Williamsport’s three hits to raise his batting average to .284.

Thomas Jones doubled twice and drove in a run for Batavia. Tyler Curtis was 2 for 3 and drove in a trio of runs for the Muckdogs.

The Cutters fell to 26-27 with the loss, following below .500 for the first time since July 6.