Cutters split two on road with Doubledays

The Williamsport Crosscutters set a new franchise record for strikeouts in a season as they split a doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays on Thursday evening. Williamsport took the first game, 7-2, which was finished after being suspended Wednesday in the fourth inning. Auburn took the nightcap, 5-1.

Williamsport struck out a combined 14 hitters in both games, brining their season total to 639.

Ben Pelletier highlighted the Cutters win, driving in four runs as he finished the game 2 for 4 with a double. Alec Bohm had two RBIs in the win, finishing 1 for 4.

The Cutters plated five of its runs in the top of the fourth inning. Keudy Bocio started the scoring with an RBI single and Bohm followed with a two-strike, two-run single through the left side. Pelletier’s deep double to right field made it 6-1.

Tyler Carr tossed three innings of three-hit relief, striking out one and earning the win.

Randy Alcantara pitched the final three innings, allowing just one hit and a run.

In the second game, Williamsport was held to three hits in the game, stranding four runners and scoring their lone run on a Doubledays error in the top of the fifth.

Auburn plated all five of their runs in the bottom of the fifth, using three doubles and three walks.

Auburn had a total of just four hits, but six combined walks from Cutter pitchers Juan Escorcia and Blake Bennett aided the five Auburn runs.