Crosscutters Release 2018 Schedule

The Williamsport Crosscutters, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the schedule for their 20th anniversary season which begins June 15 when they host the rival State College Spikes. 

The 76-game schedule will include 38 home games against seven different New York-Penn League opponents at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. 

Teams visiting Williamsport in 2018 include the State College Spikes (St. Louis Cardinals) on June 15, 17, 28, 30, August 21-22, & September 1-3, Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals) June 18-20 & July 1-3, Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston Astros) July 11-13, Batavia MuckDogs (Miami Marlins) July 17-19 & August 11-12, West Virginia Black Bears (Pittsburgh Pirates) July 20-22 & August 2-4, Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Bay Rays) July 27-29, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Cleveland Indians) August 8-10, & 26-28.  

“We are looking forward to a fun year as we get set to celebrate and commemorate our 20th season of Cutters baseball,” said Gabe Sinicropi, Cutters VP of Marketing and Public Relations. “Time flies when you’re having fun and we hope we’ve created some great memories for our fans at the ballpark over the past two decades. It’s been heart-warming to watch young fans grow up to have children of their own that they now bring to the ballpark. The 2018 season will be a chance to relive and remember those memories while also creating new ones.”  

Game times remain the same as in previous seasons with all Monday-Saturday home contests starting at 7:05pm and Sunday home games starting at 5:05pm.  The only exceptions are Sunday, August 26 which will be a 7:05pm start with Mahoning Valley and the final game of the season on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) with a 1:05pm first pitch against State College.

Once again, all Cutters games, home and away, will be broadcast on Fox Sports Williamsport. All games can also be heard online at crosscutters.com

The full 2018 Williamsport Crosscutters schedule can be found at crosscutters.com.

Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence.

Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League.

From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003.

Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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