The Crosscutters were swept in a doubleheader Wednesday. They fell 5-2 and 4-1 against the Batavia Muckdogs.
Jiandido Tromp had a three-hit day in the twin bill. Williamsport had just nine hits on the day, three for extra bases.
Game one starter Feliberto Sanchez (2-7, 5.93) went five innings and allowed four runs, three of them earned.
Game two starter Alejandro Arteaga (1-7, 4.90) was not much better. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits, also in five innings of work.
The Lakewood BlueClaws were swept by the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a three-game series. Wednesday they fell 7-5 in ten innings.
Leftfielder Willians Astudillo was 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. His batting average is now .325 with the BlueClaws.
Third baseman Mitch Walding went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
Clearwater fell 9-5 in 10 innings to the Dunedin Blue Jays Wednesday night to fall to 39-81 for the season.
Ulises Joaquin gave up four runs in the tenth as Dunedin took game one of two at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
READING FIGHTIN’ PHILS:
The Fightin’ Phils and the Harrisburg Senators each took a game in Wednesday’s doubleheader.
Aaron Nola struggled in his second Double-A start against the team he made his Reading debut against. He went four innings and saw his ERA shoot up to 4.00 in a no decision. He allowed three earned runs, all of them home runs.
Nola did get in on the offense by scoring a run and driving one in.
Jake Fox went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer during a six-run fourth inning that would help Reading secure an 8-4 win.
In game two, Aaron Altherr plated four runs with a three-run homer. Altherr now has four home runs in his last six games with nine RBIs.
Multi-hit games from Altherr and three others were not enough to get the job done for Reading and the Senators took game two 9-6.
LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS:
The IronPigs were upended by the Columbus Clippers 6-5 in a ten-inning loss.
Tied at 4-4 after nine innings, Lehigh Valley took a 5-4 lead off a Russ Canzler solo home run.
Luis Garcia was unable to convert the save as the Clippers scored two runs to win in walk-off fashion. Neither run was earned and Garcia’s ERA is still a strong 0.70 in 34 games with the IronPigs.
Designated hitter Maikel Franco was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
Tony Gwynn, Jr. continued to hit well. The outfielder went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He now has a .455 batting average in three games with Lehigh Valley.