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Improving Cutters shutout to end two-game streak

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Aberdeen, Md. — The Williamsport Crosscutters fell, 3-0, on Saturday evening at the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Williamsport’s two-game win streak came to an end as did the team’s stretch of four wins in the last five games. Williamsport was limited to just six hits in the contest. The Cutters ...

South majors win, 1 away from regionals

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PLYMOUTH — Chelsea Harrison begins nearly every South Williamsport softball game on the bench. For two innings, she can contributes nothing more than some chants and cheers to support her teammates. But when her number is called, Harrison comes out swinging. On Friday night at the ...

Cutters beat Lake Monsters to win 2nd straight series

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Some 300 feet from home plate, Hunter Hearn set up behind the baseball along the right-field line. Vermont’s Marty Bechina wasn’t dissuaded from running toward the plate by Hearn’s outfield assist an inning prior. He probably should have been. You could have hung laundry on the frozen ...

Local roundup: Clinton junior softball falls in state tournament

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The Clinton junior softball team lost to Morrisville, 6-0, in the second round of the Pennsylvania tournament. The loss dropped Clinton to the losers’ bracket, where it will face Fairchance today at 3 p.m. at Berwick. “We lacked timely-hitting,” Clinton coach Matt Burrows said. “We ...

Williams helps Cutters win

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Vermont catcher Jose Rivas stepped out to his right to receive the pitch out and fired to second. Williamsport’s Corbin Williams didn’t particularly care. He stole second base anyway. Lake Monsters shortstop Yerdel Vargas fielded a sharply hit ground ball cleanly. Williams didn’t ...

Iser making most of chance with Cutters

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Not a day goes by where Herbert Iser doesn’t appreciate playing baseball. He knows how fortunate he is considering where his parents come from. After all, they don’t let the Williamsport Crosscutters’ catcher forget he’s the only member of their family to be born free in the United ...

Local roundup: Sock 9-11 softball wins title

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Loyalsock’s 9-11 softball all-star team won the District 12 title thanks to defeating Jersey Shore in a best-of-three series, 17-7. With the win, Loyalsock advances to the Section 3 tournament and will face the District 13 champion in another best-of-three series beginning ...

South majors roll past Back Mountain

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PLYMOUTH — In Tuesday’s opening round of the Pennsylvania major softball tournament, South Williamsport’s first lead of the game didn’t come until the final swing of the bat. On Wednesday, the result was much more certain. It took just five innings Wednesday for South Williamsport ...

Cutters’ 5 errors lead to 8 Lake Monster runs

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Nate Fassnacht ranged to his left to get in front of a bounding baseball which should have spelled the end of the first inning. But the ball rolled up his arm and he then kicked it toward the right-field foul line, allowing Vermont’s Michael Woodworth to score from second base. Jake Holmes ...

Holmes gets fresh start in Williamsport

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Jake Holmes took a step back in his career Wednesday. But it’s a step back the Williamsport Crosscutters’ infielder hopes will be a spring-board forward. The former 11th-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies was demoted from Lakewood to Williamsport yesterday after hitting just ...

Clinton cruises to open Section 3 tournament with convincing win

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LOCK HAVEN — Any Little League coach will tell you how critical dynamic pitching is to a team’s success. So when Clinton’s Reagan Weaver opened the game with six consecutive strikeouts, coach Shawn Weaver knew his squad was headed toward a victory. Clinton smacked 13 hits en route to a ...

Cardone gives South walk-off win in state tourney opener

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PLYMOUTH — The first half hour of South Williamsport’s trip to the Pennsylvania Major Softball Tournament could not have gone much worse. But roughly an hour later, Kendall Cardone saved South’s skin and sent the players back to the hotel in Plymouth Township, just a few miles outside ...

Cutters wins back-to-back games for 1st time

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Omar Maldonado stepped on the mound in the ninth inning with the tying and winning runs on base and nobody out. But the first-year pro found a way to wiggle out of the jam and give the Williamsport Crosscutters a 6-5 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday night. Following the ...

Clapper throws no-hitter to lead Loyalsock 9-11 softball

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It’s not always easy for Loyalsock to put together a lineup for the 13 players. That’s mostly because all 13 players are very impactful to the game and all are well deserving of a starting spot. They showed Monday night how impactful they can be with a 17-0 victory over Jersey Shore. ...

Crosscutters offense sputters in fifth straight loss

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NILES, Ohio — Williamsport held Mahoning Valley to just a single in the first two innings, but the Scrappers’ scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 4-0 win over the Crosscutters on Monday night. It was the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second game ...

South major softball advances to states

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DANVILLE — South Williamsport’s major softball team is making another trip along the way, this time to the state tournament. South Williamsport defeated Troy, 16-3, at Danville on Saturday to win the Section 3 championship and earn a berth in the state tournament, which begins ...

Cutters rained out Sunday

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Niles, Ohio — For the second night in a row, the Crosscutters game at Mahoning Valley was suspended due to rain. The Crosscutters scheduled game against the Scrappers on Sunday afternoon was postponed and will be made up as a doubleheader today at 6:05 p.m. with a pair of seven-inning ...

Keystone wins 3rd consecutive District 12 championship

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For the second time in as many days, Volunteer Stadium played host to a District 12 championship game. Saturday, it was the major baseball championship that hung in the balance as Keystone took on Loyalsock for a second time. Keystone reached the final with a win over Loyalsock that only took ...

Pitching powers West End 13U to District title

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West End defeated Mifflin County, 4-1, in the 13U district championship on Sunday as Tyler Gee threw a complete game, surrendering just four hits and allowing one run. Makai Day and Cole Schuler each had two hits and Kaiden Rodarmel drove in two runs. Over the course of the district ...