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Cutters Roster Features Eight Returnees
The 2017 Cutters roster features twenty-six players including eight who saw action with Williamsport last season including 2016 NYPL All-Star Jesus Alastre. The roster is highlighted by 18 year-old OF Jhailyn Ortiz who was ranked as the top international prospect for 2015 by MLB.com who currently ranks him as the #20 prospect in the Phillies organization.
Top picks from the 2016 draft on the squad include; INF Cole Stobbe, a 3rd round pick, RHP Julian Garcia, a 10th round pick who returns from 2016, and OF Josh Stephen, an 11th round choice. Also on the roster is RHP Tyler Frohwirth, the son of former MLB pitcher Todd Frohwirth who pitched for the Phillies from 1987-1990.
The Phillies are expected to assign 2017 draft picks to the team in the coming days.

Tom O’Malley to Head Up Cutters Kids Camp
The Williamsport Crosscutters will be holding their annual Cutters Kids Camp on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. The camp will be led by former Major Leaguer Tom O’Malley who will be assisted by Cutters players.
All campers will receive a camp certificate, lunch with the players after the camp and two tickets to the July 15 Cutters game where camp participants will come on the field with the Crosscutters for the National Anthem. Space is limited. The cost is $65 per child and all participants must be pre-registered. Registration forms are available online at www.crosscutters.com or at BB&T Ballpark
For more information on the Cutters Kids Camp, call the Cutters Hotline at (570) 326-3389.

Hump Day Happy Hour Debuts July 5
Come out to the ballpark on an off day and enjoy happy hour on the UPMC Loggers Landing Premium Deck! The party kicks off at 4 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. The event feature free admission and $1 domestic drafts and $1 hot dogs. Attendees can also win prizes by playing Jon Mackey’s Quizzo!
Other Hump Day Happy Hours will take place on July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9. All happy hours feature live music or Quizzo!

Upcoming Home Games/Promotions
Thursday, June 29 vs. Batavia MuckDogs - 7:05pm
Cutters Replica Jersey Giveaway. Presented by UPMC Susquehanna & WZXR. First 1,000 fans
Thirsty Thursday. Presented by Williamsport Win & Design. $2 domestic drafts from 6-8pm.
MedReturn Drug Take Back- Turn in your unused & expired medications for safe disposal and get a free hot dog & soda courtesy of Lycoming County District Attorney Eric Linhardt.
Launch-a-Ball. Presented by Lang’s Chocolate’s.

Friday, June 30 vs. Batavia MuckDogs – 7:05pm
Friday Night Fireworks. Presented by Fraternal Order of Eagles #970 & Labatt’s along with Best Western, ZY Pyrotechnics & Bill 95.
American Cancer Society Sun Safety Night

Tuesday, July 4 vs. State College Spikes 1:05pm
4th of July Celebration. Celebrate Independence Day with our National Pastime and lots of July 4th fun & games.
Grill Giveaway. All fans age 18+ will have a chance to win a new gas grill.
Stars & Stripes Cap Auction. Bid on game-worn, limited edition caps during the game with proceeds to benefit MSG Sean Thomas Foundation.
Two-for-Tuesday. Enjoy 2-for-1 soft drinks during the game.
Charitable Tuesday. Presented by Woodlands Bank. Come out and meet a local non-profit making a difference in our community.

Thursday, July 6 vs. State College Spikes -7:05pm
The Human Cannonball. Presented by Bonner Sports & RV WILQ. Watch Dave “The Bullet” Smith get launched out of a cannon after the game.
Pitster Pro UTV Giveaway. Presented by Bonner Sports & RV. All fans age 18 and over have a chance to win a Pitster Pro Lil Ripper UTV valued at over $3,500.
Thirsty Thursday. $2 domestic drafts from 6-8pm.
MedReturn Drug Take Back- Turn in your unused & expired medications for safe disposal and get a free hot dog & soda courtesy of Lycoming County District Attorney Eric Linhardt.
Launch-a-Ball. Presented by Lang’s Chocolate’s.


Penn College Becomes Full Member of NCAA Division III
 

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wildcat Athletics teams will compete as full members of NCAA Division III when students return this fall.
The NCAA Division III Management Council notified Penn College last week that it has successfully completed the provisional membership process. As a full NCAA Division III member, the college will be eligible to compete for national championships and will have voting rights on NCAA legislation.
“This is wonderful news for Wildcat Athletics and for Penn College,” President Davie Jane Gilmour said. “Full Division III membership will help us attract more student-athletes. These students enter our gates with a heightened sense of grit and drive, and we know that Penn College student-athletes find the competition, discipline and teamwork required of a collegiate athlete integral to their record of success as leaders in their chosen professions.
“The college’s work toward full NCAA membership has already injected a welcome boost to campus spirit, which was on full display when we recently introduced our new Wildcat Athletic logo to a capacity crowd of students, faculty and staff. I want to commend everyone at the institution who played a role in moving this process forward.”
Penn College completed its provisional status in just three years. Typically, institutions must complete four years of provisional status – following an initial exploratory year – before they can be recommended for full membership. In 2016-17, Penn College competed in the final year of its Division III provisional status, having been granted a waiver to bypass the third year of provisional membership.
The college received the waiver based on meeting all NCAA standards, as well as its strong involvement in leadership positions within the North Eastern Athletic Conference, participation in community service by its student-athletes and ongoing enhancements to the student-athlete experience on campus.
“This news is the result of years of strategic planning and hard work from all members of the Penn College community,” said Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs. “The fact that the NCAA approved our full membership a year ahead of schedule is a testament to the amazing team we have in athletics and the leadership of President Gilmour and our Board of Directors. This would not have happened without the incredible contributions of Scott Kennell –our former director of athletics, who began this process and saw us through the majority of the affiliation – and John Vandevere, our current director of athletics, who expertly brought us through the finish line.
“Our affiliation with the NCAA at the Division III level will provide our students with the best athletic and academic experience possible, and we are excited to show how this growth will continue, both through student-athlete success in the classroom and in competition within the North Eastern Athletic Conference.”
“We are delighted and proud of the NCAA’s decision to accept Penn College as a member of Division III,” Vandevere said. “This is an achievement that was accomplished because of the vision, support and hard work from so many throughout our campus. Our department is very grateful for the efforts of our community to help us reach full NCAA Division III membership.”
In the past four years, Penn College elevated six coaching positions from part-time to full time, added a second full-time athletic trainer and created a faculty athletic representative position. In competition, the baseball team won the 2015 NEAC championship and was runner-up in 2017. Additionally, the women’s soccer and men’s tennis teams each reached the NEAC playoffs twice, and the softball team made the postseason once.
The Wildcats had 52 student-athletes named All-Conference, two Rookie of the Year winners and one Coach of the Year, while 131 student-athletes earned NEAC Scholar Athlete honors.
Penn College student-athletes participate in 15 intercollegiate sports. The college is a member of the NEAC, which consists of 14 Division III institutions (eight private, six public) from New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.
Twelve of Penn College's 15 intercollegiate athletic teams participate in the NEAC: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s golf, baseball, and softball. The college’s wrestling team competes at the Division III level as an independent; the men’s and women’s archery team has no affiliation with the NCAA and competes in USA Archery.
Nationwide, there are nearly 450 schools and more than 185,000 student-athletes competing in NCAA Division III athletics.

 
 

 

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