Cutters stumble at WV
Zach Warren provided 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief, but the Crosscutters offense stalled in the 3-1 loss at West Virginia Monday afternoon.
Warren allowed one hit, striking out three and not allowing a walk. Warren entered in the bottom of the fifth inning with runners on the corners and two outs, retiring the first batter he faced to end the inning, keeping the score at 3-1.
David Parkinson allowed three runs, two earned over 4 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander surrendered eight hits, while striking out three and not allowing a walk.
Nick Maton finished the afternoon as the only Crosscutter with a multi-hit performance, going 2 for 4 with a pair of singles.
Jake Scheiner collected his 13th double of the season. It was the only extra base hit for Williamsport, after recording eight extra base hits in their win Sunday against West Virginia.
For the second consecutive game, Crosscutters pitching did not allow a walk. With the loss the BlackBears take the 2017 regular season series against the Crosscutters with one more meeting left.
The Cutters, who’ve been eliminated from the NYPL playoff chase, then end the season with two games at State College Wednesday and Thursday.
Mahoning Valley has won the Pinckney Division and Vermont the Stedler.
Staten Island leads the McNamara by a game over Hudson Valley, which holds the lead by three over Aberdeen in the wild card chase.