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Keystone tops WALL to win D12 10-12 title

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Deacon Brown rounded third base, receiving a low-five from his manager, Tariq Moore Sr. The young Williamsport catcher side-shuffled his way down the third base line with his No. 4 red jersey becoming untucked. Brown just cut a three-run deficit down to one with a two-run blast that was just ...

Fletcher’s pitching lifts Keystone

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WILLIAMSPORT — Hart Fletcher walked off the mound in the top of the sixth to a roar of cheers from the crowd after he threw a solid 5 1/3 innings. In perhaps one of the biggest games in his young career, Fletcher seemed to embrace the spotlight as Keystone crusied to a 5-2 win over Loyalsock ...

Cutters snap losing skid

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — For the first time in the month of July, the Williamsport Crosscutters are winners. Williamsport snapped a seven-game losing skid to defeat West Virginia, 8-4, on Friday night to avoid being swept for the second consecutive series. The Crosscutters (8-12) are at ...

Serena playing well as contenders keep losing

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LONDON (AP) — It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. “I don’t necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career,” she was saying Friday, making a point about not having anything left to prove, ...

West End’s early 8-run lead holds up in 13-year-old win

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West End jumped out to a huge eight-run lead in the first inning and held on en route to a 13-8 win over Keystone in the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tournament on Friday at Keystone. James Batkowski led West End by going 2 for 3 with a double and three runs scored. Eli Eberhart ...

Cutters lose on a walk

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — It wasn’t the most exciting of walkoff victories, but it still counts. West Virginia defeated Williamsport thanks to a bases-loaded, walk-off walk for a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at West Virginia. The loss is the seventh consecutive loss for the Crosscutters, who ...

D4 softball all-stars lose close one in 11 innings

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The District 4 vs. District 6 All-Star Game recently was played at Penn State’s Beard Field and was one of the best played since this annual all-star game started being played last decade. District 6 won, 2-1, in the 11th inning when Olivia Smith was hit by a bases-loaded pitch, bringing in ...

South minor softball wins district title

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South Williamsport’s minor softball team earned a convincing 14-4 win in four innings over Clinton to win the District 12 championship on Wednesday at Clinton. Alizabeth Schuler threw all four innings for South Williamsport, only yielding one hit against Clinton. South Williamsport ...

MU sprint football announces its recruiting class

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MANSFIELD — Head coach John Evans and the Mansfield sprint football program will welcome 43 incoming student-athletes for the 2018 season. The recruiting class of 43 freshman and transfers will join 42 returning Mountaineers to the program. The 2018 class come from eight states including ...

Bullpen blows another lead as Cutters lose 6th straight

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Robbie Glendinning hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the West Virginia Black Bears to a 7-5 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday. Logan Stoelke struck Keudy Bocio out with a runner on first to end the game for his second save of the season. The double by ...

ROUNDUP: McAnelly hits, pitches WALL to title game

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Kendall McAnelly drove in three runs and tossed a three-hit shutout as Williamsport Area Little League advanced to the Section 3 final in Major Softball with a 4-0 win over Tunkhannock on Wednesday. McAnelly was able to keep Tunkhannock off balance for all six innings, and she hit a crucial ...

Doubledays sweep Cutters

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Matt Kroon took a step to his left, but playing off the line at first base there was no way he was going to get to Jose Sanchez’s shot just inside the base. The Williamsport Crosscutters’ first baseman could only watch as the ball rolled into the outfield allowing two runs to score Tuesday ...

Perkins got chance back on mound

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Jack Perkins wasn’t a big fan of sitting around Clearwater and not pitching. The time off after a long season at Stetson University was nice, but the 11th-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies wanted to be pitching. He finally got his first chance to get back on the mound Monday night. ...

Abdul-Hakim is key in WALL win

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Nataya Abdul-Hakim did everything in her power to ensure a win in Williamsport Area Little League’s quest for a sectional title as they beat Minersville, 9-0, on Tuesday evening at Old Lycoming. Abdul-Hakim was locked in from the second at bat of the game, doubling to begin a Williamsport ...

Rain forces a shortened game as Auburn wins in 7 innings

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On a night which started with the tarp covering Bowman Field, it ended the same way. A late-night, continuous shower ended Auburn’s 5-3 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters after just seven innings. The two teams endured a 1 hour, 17 minute rain delay to start the night and then played ...

Cutters notebook: Wilkening still trying to learn

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Days like Monday are by no means Jesse Wilkening’s favorite. The Williamsport Crosscutters catcher doesn’t even begin to hide his discontent for putting on his catching gear as the temperatures soar past 100 degrees. But he’s got work to do. The 14th-round selection of the Philadelphia ...

Bucknell announces 6 into 2018 Hall of Fame class

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LEWISBURG — Six alumni will be joining the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame as part of its 40th induction class this fall. Among the inductees are former wrestler Bill Graham (Class of 1962), baseball star Jason Buursma (2008), soccer defender Michael Lookingland (2005), track ...

Three-run bomb pushes Cutters to third straight loss

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Regardless of what the outcome, Manuel Silva was going to face only one more batter Sunday evening. Williamsport Crosscutters manager Pat Borders wanted that matchup to be as advantageous as possible for his southpaw pitcher. So Borders decided to walk right-handed hitter Cody Wilson ...

Keystone advances to district final

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By BRETT R. CROSSLEY For the Sun Gazette It was a typical Keystone game where it just seemed to have the answer for each and everything the opposition attempted to do. The offense produced 16 hits, Levi Schlesinger, Gabriel Johnson, and Nathan Wian combined for six solid innings, and ...