Meet the Williamsport Crosscutters
WILLIAMSPORT (WOLF-TV) —
Tuesday marked the home opener of a brand new season of baseball in Williamsport with the Williamsport Crosscutters.
Third year Crosscutter skipper Pat Borders has played in a lot of big games, including the 1992 world series. He still gets excited about coming to Williamsport.
“I've enjoyed my past two years, I expect the same as it was the past two years here,” Borders said, “The day I don't like it and it doesn't get my blood pressure up I don't need to be here.”
Borders’ team will have plenty of power on display, especially with 3rd baseman Cole Stobbe, a 3rd round Phillies pick in 2016, and 1st baseman Greg Pickett, 8th rounder in 2015 who was injured last season.
“I definitely think there is a lot of power out of this lineup. I just think we got a few guys, Ortiz, Pickett, Incarnation, Duran as some sneaky pop. I think we have some guys that can swing with some juice,” Stobbe said.
“Anyone in the lineup can hit a home run it seems like,” Borders said, “The have shown in the course of the extended spring down in Florida. Quite a bit more power then we had last year. I am sure we might get a couple additions out of the draft that will add to that.
the pitching staff will be solid as well until help arrives. There are a handful of top Phillies draft picks to take the mound.”
Jake Kelzer, the Crosscutters pitcher, says, “Every one of us are friends back there. Everyone loves joking around but it is time to go on that mound and pitch we all know it is time to compete.”
“Very consistent, last year’s staff will be a young one to live up to, but if there are a group of guys can do it, this is the group,” Borders comments.
The Crosscutters will welcome in West Virginia for a three game series, that ends Friday. The season wraps up in Williamsport, September 7th.
The Crosscutters lost to the State College Spikes last night with the score of 3 to 5.