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Weekly Webb Gem:

By Brett R. Crossley
Stobbe Opens Strong for Williamsport as
Cutters Stumble Out the Gate
 

 

The Williamsport Crosscutters opened their upgraded stadium to a large crowd with high expectations last Tuesday night.
It wasn’t long before those fans were treated by Cole Stobbe, who homered for a second consecutive game to record Williamsport’s first run. It was an extra special moment for the 19-year-old from Omaha, NE as he was greeted with loud cheers after recording the first home run in the improved ballpark.
“It’s always good to play well at home,” Stobbe said. “The fans come out and they want to see a good game. It’s always nice when the team comes out and plays well and puts runs on the board. It’s always good to play well at home.”
Stobbe, who opened the first three games going a combined 4-for-11 with two home runs, also scored the Cutters first run of the season when he took State College starter Sam Tewes deep in the second inning of a 9-2 win.
Stobbe has got off to a great start for Williamsport. He has provided a nice punch in the middle of the lineup with two of his first four hits going for home runs.
He opened the scoring in Crosscutters first win of the season. He then returned home to lift the Cutters in the second again with his second home run of the season.
“It was huge,” Stobbe said of home run against State College. “I think just putting good swings on the ball and having quality at-bats are things that I need to focus on. Just getting good pitches to hit and putting good swings on them.”
His goals for the season, since joining the Cutters from the Golf Coast League are simple. He played in 44 games for the GCL Phillies, accumulating 40 hits with four home runs, 13 RBIs, and eight doubles. Stobbe is off to a similar start with the Cutters, opening the season with a three-game hitting streak and adding two home runs over the stretch.
“I just want to stay healthy and be consistent,” Stobbe said of his goals for the season. “It’s going well so far. I’m ready to keep going. It’s been fun so far.”
Williamsport only managed to win one game over the opening four-game stretch, defeating State College, but falling in three straight games to open their updated stadium. State College bounced back for a win and West Virginia took two more games from Williamsport.
“We know we can play well,” Stobbe said. “We have a strong pitching staff and I think we’ll be alright.”
Regardless of results it has been a relief for Stobbe to finally get out on the field after a long offseason. Williamsport’s field looks perfect with all the improvements and a few wins would go a long way to helping the team settle in. Stobbe, as long as he remains with the team, should be able to give the Cutters a few plays and hits to remember.
“It’s good to get out and finally play in front of some fans in a new stadium,” Stobbe said. “It’s going good. I like it.”

 

 

 

 

 
 
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