Cutters top Spikes in first game of final homestand

Ethan Lindow allowed just one unearned run over six innings in his final start of the season as the Williamsport Crosscutters opened its final series with a 7-3 win over the State College Spikes at Bowman Field on Saturday.

The left-hander failed to allow an earned run for the third time in his last four starts, and last night was his second consecutive walk-free start. Lindow earned his third win and lowered his ERA to 2.19.

The Williamsport offense backed Lindow early, posting a four-run first inning to take the lead on State College starter Franyel Casadilla. Alec Bohm doubled with two outs and was followed by a Ben Pelletier walk.

Jake Holmes served a soft fly ball to right field to drive in Bohm with the Cutters’ first run. Edwin Rodriguez then followed with a three-run home run to right-center to push Williamsport’s lead to 4-0 after one inning.

Williamsport added three more runs in the sixth inning when Holmes picked up his second RBI single. Rodriguez then followed with a two-run double to give him five RBIs. Bohm finished 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles.

Pelletier, Holmes and Rodriguez also had a pair of hits for Williamsport.

The Cutters return to Bowman Field tonight against State College for its penultimate game of the season at 5:05 p.m.