Brett Barbier's first professional home run was a long one and it paced the Williamsport Crosscutters to a 3-2 win Sunday

The Williamsport Crosscutters downed West Virginia 3-2 Sunday, with Brett Barberie providing some firepower and Cole Irvin getting his first professional win. Home field advantage is definitely alive and well for Williamsport.

Brett Barbier powered the Crosscutters 3-2 over the West Virginia Black Bears with his first professional home run, that came in the bottom of third. Barbier’s home run traveled an estimated 409 feet over the center field wall, giving Williamsport a 3-0 lead. The 22-year old catcher is hitting .379 on the season for Williamsport in eight games after being drafted by the Phillies in the 16th round of this year's draft.

David Martinelli extended his league-high hit streak to 13 games with a single in the first inning, Chandler Hall collected his first RBI of the season, and Juan Luis picked up his ninth RBI as well.  

Cole Irvin earned his first professional win in relief as the Cutters improved to 12-2 at BB&T Ballpark this season. Irvin tossed four shutout innings of relief, striking out a pair. Will Hibbs recorded his second save of the season, closing it out in the ninth inning.

Besides being 12-2 at home, the Crosscutters are 12-3 against the Pinckney division this season.

Elsewhere...

New York Mets 5
Philadelphia 0
WP: Jacob deGrom (6-4), LP: Zach Eflin (2-3), SV: none
HR: NY - Curtis Granderson (16), Asdrubel Cabrera (13); PHI - none
The Phillies had just one hit, which came from pitcher Zach Eflin. Eflin allowed three earned runs in six innings.

Buffalo 10
Lehigh Valley 1
WP: Casey Lawrence (2-2), LP: Ben Lively (4-3), SV: none
HR: none
Lehigh Valley held to just three hits in the game. Three IronPigs errors led to three unearned runs.

Reading 0
Trenton 4
WP: Daniel Camarena (7-2), LP: Ricardo Pinto (3-4), SV: none
HR: none
Reading was shutout twice in the four-game series at Trenton after being shutout four times all season prior to that.

Clearwater 8
Bradenton 11
WP: Henry Hirsch (4-3), LP: Jimmy Cordero (1-1), SV: Colten Brewer (2)
HR: CLW - none; BRAD - Pablo Reyes (3)
Malquin Canelo, Scott Kingery and Zach Green each had two hits for the Threshers.

Lakewood was rained out on Sunday and will play a double-header in Charleston, SC on Monday.

The GCL Phillies were off on Sunday. They play the GCL Braves on Monday.


Sunday's Transactions

Clearwater
RHP Yacksel Rios reassigned from Clearwater to Lakewood.


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