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Cutters notebook: Vierling made pro debut

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Hitting in Citizens Bank Park was Matt Vierling’s opportunity to prove what he’s capable of in front of a Major League audience. In a workout with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the MLB Draft, the Notre Dame product hit a few home runs during batting practice at the Phillies’ stadium ...

Local roundup: Williamsport major softball wins opener

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In the opener of the District 12 major softball tournament, Williamsport scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth and Kendall McAnelly threw a complete-game one-hitter as Williamsport topped Clinton, 10-0, in four innings on Monday. Alexandria Chilson (3 for 3, three RBIs, two runs) and ...

Cutters fall in extras for second straight night to State College

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Drifting back toward the left-field wall, Ben Pelletier never took his eyes off the baseball. He did continue to drift back in the top of the 10th inning until he hit the wall and there was no more room to drift. The baseball hit by State College’s Stanley Espinal landed beyond the wall in ...

Kuznetsov trying to learn game and language

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A year ago, Anton Kuznetsov spoke no English. He spoke to his coaches through Google Translator to try and figure out what the coaches wanted from him. At the same time, the Philadelphia Phillies heaped information on him as he was trying to learn baseball in a new country as a 19-year-old. ...

PSU’s Taylor earns spot on World Team

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STATE COLLEGE — For David Taylor, ceding the first takedown in the first match of his best-of-three Final X series Saturday night against Nick Reenan was a simple math equation. If he scored more the rest of the way, he would win. And did he ever. Taylor earned his first U.S. Senior ...

Extra-inning affair ends with Spikes win

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STATE COLLEGE - The ball shot out of Brayan Gonzalez's glove like it was thrown down the right-field line. He was trying to apply the tag on State College's Brenden Donovan on a wild throw from third base, but as Donovan collided with the Williamsport second baseman, the ball flew out of his ...

Golf tip of the week: Control accuracy with the shoulders

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Most golfers are taught to open up their stance and shoulders for shorter shots. Try opening up the hips and the feet while keeping the shoulders parallel to the intended target line. The shoulders are the most important sights on the body. Golfers would improve their accuracy by squaring ...

District 4’s Dunn gets first taste of pro ball

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Nick Dunn took a second to look around at his surroundings. He was standing in a ballpark he was familiar with getting ready to play his first professional game on a field he played on three years ago. “It's a little bit different,” the State College Spikes' second baseman said of Bowman ...

Cutters’ 2018 season begins with a victory at home

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From the third-base coaching box, Pat Borders held two hands up in the air to stop Danny Mayer at second base. A leadoff double was more than good enough for the Williamsport Crosscutters’ manager in the seventh inning. The only problem was Mayer didn’t stop at second base. He knew off the ...

Johnson sets a daunting target

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Dustin Johnson used the long ball to show how much was going his way in the U.S. Open. Only it was the putter, not the driver. Johnson capped off another solid round in testing conditions at Shinnecock Hills with a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh that dropped ...

O’Brien’s journey landed him with Cutters

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When Stoney O’Brien didn’t hear his name called during the 2017 MLB Draft, he couldn’t hide his disappointment. He had a strong senior season at the University of Oklahoma and, even though he dealt with an injury, he thought he had done enough to warrant being one of the more than 1,200 ...

Sock grad Datres in no rush to go pro

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Professional baseball can wait. The Colorado Rockies selected Loyalsock graduate Kyle Datres last week in the 12th round of last year’s Major League Draft, but the North Carolina third baseman is in no rush to start working his way up the Minor League ladder. One last collegiate goal ...

PSU’s Taylor to wrestle at Final X

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STATE COLLEGE — The last time wrestling fans saw David Taylor in Rec Hall, it was a don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moment. In his final home dual meet for the Penn State wrestling team on Feb. 23 2014, he pinned his Clarion opponent in 11 seconds. Four years later, Taylor will get ...

Former MU standout Klein signs contract with NY Bucks

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CANTON, N.Y. — Former Mansfield University baseball standout Tanner Klein has signed a professional contract to play for the New York Bucks of the Empire Professional Baseball League. Klein is the 53rd player in Mansfield baseball history to play the game professionally. Klein was a ...

MLB roundup: Kuhl snaps winless streak

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey, 3-2, on Friday night. Kuhl (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits while striking out six and walking three. ...

Briggs, Young win 2018 WCC Ladies Member Championship

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Margot Briggs and Nan Young won the 2018 Williamsport Country Club Ladies Member Championship after two days of better ball of partners play. After a tie in the first round with 64s, Margot Briggs and Nan Young teed off in the final pairing with Jeanne Moulton and Betty Hall. After steady ...

Working with Glavine helped Lindow

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Ethan Lindow was working out in the bullpen with his travel team two summers ago when a man approached him and began giving him some pointers. Lindow, who had just finished his junior season of high school, listened intently realizing the man seemed to really know what he was talking about. ...

Pitching, hitting coaches excited for 2018

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A new season of Williamsport Crosscutters baseball will bring with it some new and old faces to the clubhouse when the Cutters take on the State College Spikes on Opening Day tonight at BB&T Park at Bowman Field. Fourth year Manager Pat Borders and his staff look to build onto last ...

Borders ready for his 4th year as manager

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With nine kids, including a toddler, Pat Borders wanted to get back into baseball, but not for so long he’d miss his kids growing up. The Williamsport Crosscutters gave him a perfect opportunity to do that four years ago. It was the perfect opening to go from full-time dad to part-time minor ...

Montoursville reunion full of memories

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At one point Sunday afternoon, Dave Fortin called the reunion of Montoursville wrestlers, coaches and families a roast. He just so happened to have the highest seat in the building and a majority of the jokes. The former Warriors wrestling coach organized Sunday’s event at Johnson’s Cafe ...