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Williamsport Crosscutters fall to West Virginia in second game of road series

As they did in game one, the West Virginia Black Bears used an explosive inning to guide them to an 11-4 over the Crosscutters in game two’s seven-inning game on Tuesday night. Sam Crail hit a three-run homerun and Ryan Hernandez hit a two-run homerun to lift the Black Bears.

The Cutters scored from the first two batters of the game with second baseman Allan Shibley hitting an RBI single. The Black bears quickly tied the game in the bottom of the first on an RBI single.

The Black Bears scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 7-1 lead. West Virginia started the inning with four consecutive singles and Crail cleared the bases on a three-run homerun. Hernandez added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run homer.

The Cutters scored one in the top of the fifth and two runs in the top of the sixth. Catcher Eddie Niemann III

and centerfielder Matthew Etzel each picked up an RBI.

Cutters starting pitcher Riley Gowens struck out five batters and gave up one run over three innings.

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