The Staten Island Yankees failed to gain ground on division-leading
Williamsport, falling to the Crosscutters, 2-3, Saturday night.
Williamsport touched starter Charlie Isaacson early, posting single runs in the second, third and fourth innings, taking a 3-0 lead into the fourth.
Staten Island responded with two runs in their half of the fourth. Jayson Drobiak lined a one-out single into right field. Matt Carson doubled off the right field wall to put runners at second and third. Wuillians Vasquez grounded out to first base to score the Yankees first run of the game before Carson scored on a wild pitch. Hector Zamora then doubled to right center, but was left stranded as Jon Sheaffer grounded out to short to end the inning.
The Yankees squandered a scoring opportunity in the fifth when Kevin Thompson singled to lead off the inning, stole second and failed to score on a one-out single by Bronson Sardinha. Omir Santos popped up to first for the second out of the inning before Drobiak struck out swinging to end the threat.
Isaacson fell to 2-3 on the season, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits, striking out seven in six innings pitched.