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Simmons homers, but Cutters fall on road

From staff reports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kendall Simmons homered in his second consecutive game but it wasn’t enough for the Crosscutters in a 7-3 loss at West Virginia on Sunday afternoon. Williamsport (25-37) had its three-game win streak snapped.

Simmons crushed his 11th of the season on a shot in the third inning over a 20-foot section of the wall in left. He is second in the New York-Penn League in home runs and now has nine homers in his last 18 games. Entering play on July 27, Simmons had only two home runs all season before his long-ball surge.

The Cutters committed four errors and fell to 0-5 in games in which the defense is assessed that many miscues.

Hunter Hearn was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Nate Fassnacht added a double and a run while Nicolas Torres contributed an RBI single. Bryson Stott had two walks.

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