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Crosscutters Rise and Shine in Morning Game Blowout at Batavia

August 27, 2019 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Williamsport Crosscutters News Release

Batavia, N.Y. - The Crosscutters racked up a season-high in runs in an 11-4 blowout win at the first-place Batavia Muckdogs in a game that began Tuesday morning.

Hunter Hearn (5th) and Nate Fassnacht (2nd) both launched homers to left while Jake Holmes had four RBI on a 3-for-4 game including a bases-clearing double in the eighth. Johan Rojas was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Starting pitcher Jose Conopoima (1-3) was stellar in his first win and best outing of the season going five strong innings of two-hit shutout ball with five strikeouts.

The Cutters raced out to a 4-0 lead on Batavia pitcher Jackson Rose (L, 5-5) with four runs in the first. Hearn's two-run shot capped the opening-inning rally.

Then Fassnacht extended the lead with a solo home run in the fourth for a 5-0 cushion. The Cutters finished their big day with a five-run rally in the eighth to take an 11-0 lead. Batavia (38-32) put together four runs in the bottom of the ninth to break Williamsport's shutout bid.

Williamsport (29-40) took two out of three in the series scoring in double-digits both times. The Cutters have won four of their last five.

The Cutters are 19-13 in the second half of the season after going 10-27 in the first half.

The Crosscutters have five home games remaining in 2019 beginning Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Auburn Doubledays with RHP Leonel Aponte the probable starter for the Cutters.

WIL 11 14 2 (5)

BAT 4 8 1 (7)

W - Jose Conopoima (1-3)

L - Jackson Rose (5-5)

HR - Hunter Hearn (5), Nate Fassnacht (2)

Crosscutters Record: 29-40

Next Home Game/Promotion: Wednesday, August 28 vs. Auburn Doubledays / Alize Johnson Bobbleheads

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