It was the North versus the South and the North won 4-2 Tuesday night in the annual NYPL All-Star Game. Williamsport's Mitch Gueller, pitching in the game for the second straight season, got the start, but was pounded for three runs in the first inning. Gueller surrendered four hits and walked a batter for the South squad.
Alejandro Arteaga came on in the third inning and allowed two hits and a walk, but escaped without allowing a run, keeping it a 3-0 game. By the time Rob Tasin entered the game to pitch, the North held a 4-2 lead. Tasin was perfect in his one inning of work for the South All-Stars.
Second baseman Josh Tobias and catcher Austin Bossart started for the South team, with Tobias serving as the leadoff man. Tobias went 2-for-2 and stole two bases before exiting the game, while Bossart was 0-for-1. Zach Coppola and Mark Laird both came into the game later, with Coppola going 1-for-2 and Laird going 2-for-2 with a run scored. First baseman Brendon Hayden didn't get to play in the game because of a lingering eye infection.
Williamsport returns to NYPL regular season action Wednesday night at State College, with Tyler Gilbert (3-2, 2.53) on the mound. The Crosscutters are currently 35-21 and hold a 4 1/2 game lead over State College in the Pinckney Division.