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Ortiz, Haseley homers support Young in win

Kyle Young finally had to work to the last batter he faced Friday night in his Bowman Field debut. Prior to that, he was carving up the Mahoning Valley lineup like a Thanksgiving turkey. Williams­port’s 7-foot tall left-hander threw any pitch he wanted for a strike and put hitters away ...

Seventh-round pick seeks some confidence at plate

Nick Maton’s eyes got big Thursday night when he sent a line drive down the left-field line. It was exactly the kind of hit he needed. It had been 10 days since the last time he had a hit fall for the Wil­liamsport Crosscut­ters, but this was going to be the one to break his streak. Then ...

Local roundup: Williamsport to D12 9-11 softball final

Williamsport earned a spot in the District 12 9-11 softball championship by defeating Clinton, 19-5 in five innings on Friday afternoon. Williamsport will play again on Tuesday at Nippenose in the championship at 6 p.m. Kendall McAnelly and Abby Robertson combined to allow just four hits for ...

Cutters drop series finale

Malvin Matos pulled up short of the left-field wall. He turned his back to the playing surface at Bow­man Field and could only hope the baseball would bounce off the Penn Col­lege sign. Instead, the Williams­port left fielder could only watch helplessly as the ball disappeared behind the ...

Newberry Junior Softball drops final in Section 3 

With a three-run lead against a very solid New­berry lineup, Wyalusing knew that leadoff hitter Claire Alexander could do a lot of damage with her bat in the top of the seventh inning. She already had two extra-base hits in the game and no doubt those two crushing shots were in the back of ...

Ex-DC countersues Penn State

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has responded to the school’s lawsuit against him by saying he was forced out and that he encountered “intolerable” working conditions. In a coun­terclaim filed Thurs­day in U.S. Middle Dis­trict Court in Williams­port, Shoop’s ...

Keystone majors tops Montoursville to head to D12 final

After suffering a 3-0 shutout loss to Williamsport on Sunday, Keystone wanted to come in more aggressive at the plate against Montoursville. Keystone manager Daren Stover wanted to see his hitters jump on the Montoursville pitchers early and often. Stover’s players heeded his words as 10 ...

Cutters’ Alcantara is solid pitching in relief

Randy Alcantara’s plan was no secret. The Williamsport right-hander went right after a State College lineup with his fastball. The pitch was firm over the plate, and the Spikes just never found an answer for it in his three innings of relief Wednesday night. Alcantara pitched three ...

Local roundup: Sock majors in sectional final

Mallory Rodarmel and Hannah Winter lead the Loyalsock major softball team to an 11-1 win over Berwick in the winners’ bracket final of the sectional tournament. With the win, Loyalsock earns a berth in the championship game on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Milton. Rodarmel was 1 for 2 with a ...

BU’s Place named to MLL all-star game

For the second-consecutive season, former Bucknell lacrosse standout Jackson Place earned a spot on the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game roster. Place, a 2014 Bucknell graduate and current Ohio Machine defenseman, will play in the MLL All-Star Game on Saturday at Papa Murphy’s Park in ...

Lyco’s Calella honored as NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

A four-year starting point guard at Lycoming College, Nicole Calella was honored as Lycoming College’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Calella is one of four student-athletes eligible to win the MAC Commonwealth’s NCAA Woman of the Year, which will be announced in July. Also nominated ...

Cutters lean on Garcia after quick turnaround

Julian Garcia wasn’t warned Tuesday’s outing could be longer than normal. As he views it, just worry about putting together a quality start, and everything else will fall into place. But his Williamsport Cross­cut­­ters team was a little short-handed in the bullpen for the Independence ...

Insinger, Bowes into PA Sports Hall in fall

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2017, with 10 living inductees plus three deceased inductees. Included in the inductees are Loyalsock basketball coach Ron Insinger, former New Hampshire football coach Bill Bowes of Lock Haven and former NFL Defensive Player ...

4:30 a.m. arrival to 1:05 first pitch part of minor-league life

The sun was starting to come up Tuesday morning as Josh Stephen finally got to bed. There wasn’t really a ton of time to get comfortable and sleep either. He had to be back at the ballpark in five hours. Such is the life, occasionally, in minor league baseball. The Williamsport ...

Loyalsock Major Softball wins Section 3 opener

In the major softball sectional tournament in Milton, Loyalsock opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over Tunkhannock. Hannah Winter pitched the complete game to earn the win. Loyalsock jumped out to a quick lead with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and it added another in the ...

Local roundup: South-White D12 8-10 Softball champs

In the District 12 8-10 softball championship at Clinton Monday evening, South Williamsport-White came away with the 4-3 win over Jersey Shore to earn the district title. Jersey Shore battled through the losers’ bracket and won the first game on Sunday, 6-2, but South-White came back to earn ...

Loss gets away from Cutters

The Crosscutters al­lowed nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to negate a season-high 14 hits as they lost at West Virginia Monday night, 11-6. Reliever Jhon Nunez took the loss, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings before giving way to Jake Kelzer, who allowed three runs and retired ...

Jersey Shore forces championship rematch with South-White

MONTGOMERY— After walking a batter on four pitches, Jersey Shore pitcher Jocelyn McCracken was visibly frustrated with herself. But to add insult to injury, McCracken was beaned in the back on an errant throw by her catcher. McCracken took a moment to recover and the hit didn’t hurt or ...

Cutters’ 5-game streak gets broken

Williamsport’s five-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday afternoon, as the Crosscutters fell below .500 with a 4-2 loss at the West Virginia Black Bears in the second game of a three-game series. The loss drops Williamsport to 6-7 on the year. The Black Bears led 1-0 after one ...

Local roundup: Keystone, Newberry 9-11 baseball win

Both Keystone and Newberry’s 9-11 baseball teams posted wins in the District 12 tournament quarterfinals. Keystone defeated Williamsport-Red, 15-5, and Newberry defeated Loyalsock, 4-1. With the wins, both Keystone and Newberry advance to the semifinals and will play each other at ...