From Staff Reports
The Williamsport Crosscutters surrendered a four-run first inning and a five-run fifth inning as they dropped their fifth consecutive game, 9-5, at Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
Williamsport (7-10) rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit to take a one-run lead after scoring a single run in the second inning and four more in the fifth.
The Cutters' bullpen, however, gave the lead right back in the bottom of the inning, allowing five runs.
Chris Serritella, who finished with two doubles, scored the Cutters' first run when Brooklyn committed one of its four errors in the second inning.
Mitch Walding, who missed Tuesday's game after being hit in the elbow by a pitch on Monday, returned to the starting lineup and drove in the Cutters' first run in the four-run fifth. A Larry Greene double later in the inning scored Walding and Yan Carlos Olmo and gave the Cutters a 5-4 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, Brooklyn's Brandon Nimmo and Stefan Sabol hit home runs during a five-run uprising and a 9-5 lead.
Nic Hanson took the loss for the Crosscutters and his record falls to 1-1.
Serritella, who now has nine doubles on the season, and Logan Moore had two hits each for the Cutters.