Brady shines, hitting clutch in 6-2 win
Kevin Brady picked up his first win as the Crosscutter bats came through in key spots Tuesday night. Williamsport starts the six-game road trip in the win column with a 6-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
Brady went 5.2 innings, struck out seven batters and allowed just two unearned runs. Brady got the win and now has a miniscule 0.48 ERA.
And while this season has been a struggle to find clutch hitting, that's exactly what the offense did in Mahoning Valley.
Kyle Hoppy went 2-for-4 with two RBI. He gave the Crosscutters the lead in the fourth inning on a solo home run to right field, his first as a Cutter.
Tyler Greene then made it 3-0 on his second homer of the year. Greene hit a two-run blast over the fence in left field in the fifth inning. Later in the frame, Hoppy drove in his second run with a two-out bloop single to right field.
The sixth inning was a coach's delight for Williamsport. Chris Serritella led off with a single and reached second when Zach Taylor was hit by a pitch. Mitch Walding then laid down a picture perfect bunt to advance both runners. Serritella would then score on a Yan Carlos Olmo sac fly to center to give the Cutters a 5-0 lead.
Joe Wendle had a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth, before Walding scored Serritella on another sac fly to make it 6-2 in the eighth. Andrew Aizenstadt took over for Brady and brought the game home for his first save. He pitched 3.1 scoreless innings.
Williamsport goes for the two-game sweep of Mahoning Valley Wednesday. First pitch is at 7:05. Every Cutters game can be heard on ESPN Radio 104.1 FM, ESPN 1050 AM, or online at crosscutters.com.