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Cutters lose in eleven-inning walk-off
December 31, 1969
Brooklyn, NY – Jim Birmingham walked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eleventh as the Crosscutters lost to the Brooklyn Cyclones 7-6.
The Crosscutters had to rally from an early hole as starter Luis Gonzalez allowed three early runs, but eventually settled down.
Mitch Walding hit a two-run double in the fourth to score Chris Serritella and Cameron Perkins, before Larry Greene plated Walding for the tying run.
The Cutters then took a three-run lead in the fifth on an RBI-triple by Roman Quinn. He then scored on a wild pitch, before Serritella homered to make it 6-3.
It was Serritella’s second homer in as many nights and his third of the season.
But Williamsport’s bullpen again couldn’t lock down the win. Nic Hanson and Geoff Broussard allowed a three-run seventh inning to tie the game at six.
The Cutter bats went quiet, while Brooklyn continued to threaten. They loaded up the bases in the eleventh inning, and Birmingham delivered ball-four to Richie Rodriguez for the game-winning walk.
Williamsport drops to 8-11 and have lost their third series in a row. They are 2-7 in their last nine games.
The Cutters start a series at Staten Island tomorrow starting at 7. Every Cutters game can be heard on ESPN Radio 104.1 FM, ESPN 1050 AM, or online at crosscutters.com.