Staten Island scored a run in five innings, including multiple runs in three innings, as the Yankees beat the Williamsport Crosscutters on Monday night, 9-4. It was the Cutters' seventh loss in their last 10 games, and it was the fourth series in a row the Cutters lost.
Williamsport's scheduled starting pitcher Ulises Joaquin was scratched prior to the game because of appendicitis. In his place, Nic Hanson surrendered four runs - all earned - in just three innings. Three of those runs came on a first-inning, three-run home run from Saxon Butler.
Williamsport got a run back in the second inning on an RBI groundout from Kevin Quaranto, but the Yankees got it back on an RBI groundout of their own from Ravel Santana. Matt Sisto relieved Hanson and surrendered three runs, but just one earned, in 2 2/3 innings. He gave up three hits and walked three more during his outing.
Butler was one of four Yankees players to collect at least two hits last night. Exicardo Cayones and Santana each drove in a pair of runs to go with Butler's three RBI.
Trailing 9-1, the Cutters mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three times. Brian Pointer had an RBI groundout before Chris Serritella scored on a wild pitch. Tyler Greene later walked to force in Larry Greene Jr.
Larry Greene Jr. finished 2-for-4 to up his season average to .297. Greene is hitting .325 in his last 10 games. Serritella finished 2-for-4 with a double, and Yan Carlos Olmo was 3-for-4.