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Brodzinski enjoying his time as a coach with Cutters

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Pitching coach Hector Berrios looked at Greg Brodzinski in the sixth inning Thursday night and said they needed to take pitcher Gustavo Armas out of the game. It took a few seconds for it to register to Brodzinski he was the one who had to walk to the mound to make the change. Williamsport ...

Ex-LHU standout agrees to undrafted deal with the Knicks

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Former Lock Haven standout Amir Hinton agreed to an undrafted free agent deal with the New York Knicks late Thursday night after the NBA draft. Hinton went undrafted through the two-round NBA draft. The former Lock Haven standout was one of three undrafted signings by the Knicks, ...

Local roundup: Clinton tops East Lyco in major softball game

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Clinton’s Jacey Tripp threw a complete game and limited East Lycoming to just three hits as Clinton won, 12-6, in the major softball tournament. With the win, Clinton advances to play South Williamsport in the winners’ bracket final Sunday at South Williamsport at 2 p.m. Taleia ...

Williamsport loses both games at State College

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STATE COLLEGE — The sound off was the familiar click. The unmistakable sound of a baseball launched into orbit. State College’s Dariel Gomez knew without a doubt the baseball was gone. So did Williamsport pitcher Blake Bennett. Gomez’s 370-foot rocket gave the Spikes a 7-6, walk-off win ...

Pitching staff among best in NYPL

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STATE COLLEGE — Not a single member of the Williamsport Crosscutters’ pitching staff was mentioned in any of the dozen or so offseason prospect ranking lists. Manager Pat Borders knew this. Pitching coach Hector Berrios did as well. Still, when both of them spoke of the staff during last ...

Local roundup: South major softball advances

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South Williamsport’s major softball team exploded for 16 runs in a 16-0 rout of Montoursville in the district tournament to advance to the winners’ bracket final. South Williamsport hosts either East Lycoming or Clinton on Sunday at 2 p.m. Montoursville drops into the losers’ bracket ...

Cutters postponed until tonight

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Due to a rainstorm that passed through the State College area and rendered the field not ready for play by 9:05 p.m., the limit for starting the game per New York-Penn League rules, Wednesday night’s scheduled game between the State College Spikes and the Williamsport ...

New pitcher Maldonado showing improvement in 1st pro season

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Omar Maldonado was sitting in orientation for student-athletes last August at Cal-State Los Angeles when the Philadelphia Phillies called him. He was all-in on attending school to finish his Master’s Degree and playing one final season of college baseball, but the Phillies had other ...

Cutters lose to Spikes in 10-inning home game

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Alejandro Made could see his way out of trouble. He had two outs and a runner on third base in the top of the 10th inning and needed just two strikes to give Williamsport a chance to win Tuesday’s series opener against State College. Then the right-hander caught a little bit too much of the ...

Little League gives Mussina HOF send off

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Mike Mussina could’ve kept playing professional baseball. The then-Yankees starting pitcher was coming off his first 20-win season as a 39-year-old and his 3.37 ERA was the seventh-lowest of his storied career. The Montoursville native even finished sixth in Cy Young voting in his final ...

Cutters to play a doubleheader today

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Sunday’s game against the West Virginia Black Bears was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. The first game will start at 5:05 p.m. and the second game will begin roughly 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first contest. Both games will be ...

Cutters bullpen is flawless in road win

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STATE COLLEGE — Williamsport was in trouble. It had just allowed four runs in a matter of only three pitches. It’s two-run lead was obliterated. And starting pitcher Carlos Francisco was leaving the game with nobody out in the third inning because of an issue on his pitching hand. It ...

Sutera gets opportunity thanks to impressing in Cape Cod

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Tom Sutera’s spot in the Cape Cod League last summer wasn’t guaranteed. He was on only a temporary contract, filling in for a player who was still participating in the College World Series or working out a potential pro contract. But Sutera, who had been bypassed in the Major League ...

Sock’s Zurich sets new pole vault PR

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At the New Balance Outdoor Nationals on Saturday, Loyalsock’s Hailey Zurich set a new PR by clearing 13 feet, 0 1/4 inches in the pole vault. It was good enough for seventh at the event. Zurich won two individual state medals at the PIAA meet last month, taking first in the long ...

Yoder, Weaver win at CCMS

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Andrew Yoder and Jeff Weaver were among the winners at Clinton County Motor Speedway for Stocker Chevrolet/Stocker Suburu night this weekend. Yoder won the Smith Excavating and Construction limited late-models race, beating Mike Smith (second) and Jim Yoder (third). Weaver won ...

7 errors prove costly in Cutters’ season-opening loss

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Pat Borders looked across his desk at Williamsport coach Greg Brodzinski and postulated it had been multiple weeks since his team made as many errors as it did Friday night at Bowman Field. The season-opening loss for the Crosscutters was littered with seven errors, all on the infield, in a 4-3 ...

Lehman returns to Medlar as member of Cutters

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Taylor Lehman has walked into the visiting clubhouse at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park once in his life. But that one time didn’t come during the four years he lived in State College as a pitcher for Penn State. Lehman will get the opportunity to explore the visitors’ clubhouse and dugout ...

MLB LL Classic lottery set up for tickets

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There will have been only three MLB Little League Classic games soon, but the Pittsburgh Pirates will have the distinction of being the only team to play in multiple, having played in the 2017 game against the St. Louis Cardinals and this year’s upcoming game against the Chicago Cubs. And ...