Cutters Complete Scrappers Sweep

Road Game - Mahoning Valley (1)

Niles, Ohio - The Williamsport Crosscutters completed the sweep of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday by a score of 8-3 on Sunday afternoon at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.

Williamsport got things going again early in Mahoning Valley as Jacob Corson picked up an RBI double in the first that scored Max Mandler to make it 1-0 after a half-inning of play.

Mahoning Valley responded with a two-out RBI single against Cutters starter Connor Shouse in the bottom of the first to tie the game up at 1.

Williamsport would retake the lead in the third thanks to the long ball. With Riley Nelson standing at second, Jackson Mayo would hit a line drive 362 feet over the right field wall. Not to be outdone, Anthony Stephan would blast a 407 foot solo home run of his own to right center, giving Williamsport a 4-1 lead in the middle of the third.

The Scrappers would get two of the runs back in the bottom of the third on a triple and a sac fly, but the Cutters would stay in front at 4-3 after three.

In the fifth with two outs, Jacob Corson would walk and Jackson Mayo would single, setting up Anthony Stephan for his second RBI of the day as he singled to left to score Corson. Mayo would score again as well on the next at-bat as Zane Becker picked up an RBI single to make it 6-3 Williamsport.

The Cutters found the scoreboard for the final time in the seventh and it was once again Anthony Stephan adding an RBI to his total, this time on a sac fly that scored Jacob Corson, who reached on his second walk of the day. Carter Dorighi would earn the final RBI of the ballgame as he singled to right to score Jackson Mayo, who singled earlier in the inning to bring the final score to 8-3 in favor of Williamsport.

Connor Shouse got the start on the mound for Williamsport, picking up the win after six innings of work, surrendering three runs, all earned, on three hits, four walks and six strikeouts to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Alex Clemons and Jimmy Romano worked the final three innings out of the bullpen. Clemons went two innings of no-hit pitching, allowing no runs on two walks and two strikeouts. Romano went the final inning in a non-save situation allowing no runs and no hits with one walk and no strikeouts.

With this afternoon’s win, Williamsport improves to 19-7 in the first half of the MLB Draft League season. The Cutters can clinch the 2024 MLB Draft League 1st Half Championship tonight with a Frederick win over State College at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. That game is scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch and live coverage is available at and the App. If State College prevails, Williamsport can clinch the championship with a win over the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday.

Williamsport returns home for a league-wide off-day tomorrow before opening a three-game homestand against the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday is another Topps Tuesday presented by Topps and Nittany Cards Plus, BOGO Ticket Tuesday presented by GIANT and Charitable Tuesday presented by PA Skill by Miele Manufacturing.

Wednesday's game features Kids Eat Free presented by GIANT, Hump Day Happy Hour, Knoebels Kids Night and Financial Services Customer Appreciation Night.

Thursday's game is the 7/11 $25K Challenge presented by UPMC and Bigfoot Legends Radio. After the game, one lucky fan will have a chance to win $25,000 cash! It's also another Thirsty Thursday and Thank-You Thursday presented by American Legion Post 104, Hamilton-Patriot, and the MSG Sean Thomas Foundation.

Great seats are still available for this mid-week homestand and all remaining 2024 Cutters home games! Reserve your tickets now by visiting the Journey Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field Box Office, by calling the Cutters Hotline at 570-326-3389, or by visiting

Cutters Carvings - Williamsport went 8-1 against Mahoning Valley in the first half with no games remaining against the Scrappers...Williamsport scored 20 runs on 29 hits in the two game series against Mahoning Valley while allowing just 7 runs on 8 hits...Jackson Mayo and Anthony Stephan's back-to-back home runs are the first time Williamsport has hit back-to-back home runs this season...