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Crosscutters move into first place in MLB Draft League by beating Trenton on Sunday

The Williamsport Crosscutters moved into first play in the MLB Draft League standings after a 5-2 win on the road Sunday evening against the Trenton Thunder. The win completed a three-game sweep of Trenton.

Matt Gilbertson threw five scoreless innings on the mound and right fielder Nick Hussey provided the winning runs on a two-out, two-run double in the sixth.

Williamsport took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by second baseman Jesse Hall in the third inning and third baseman Daniel Harris IV added to the lead in the sixth wtih another RBI single. It set up a big two-run double by Hussey for a 4-0 lead. The fifth run was scored in the top of the seventh inning as pinch hitter Nemo Wright came home from third on a wild pitch.

Trenton’s run came in the bottom of the seventh from a sacrifice fly and a groundout to make it 6-2. Williamsport pitchers kept Trenton’s offense calm as they went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.

Logan Bowen tossed a scoreless inning in the eighth and Blake Svoboda closed out the win in the ninth as Williamsport’s pitching was excellent. The Crosscutters struck out seven and yielded just one walk.

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