Jackie Moon drove in three runs, and Tri-City used a pair of five-run innings to beat the Williamsport Crosscutters, 10-2, Thursday in a New York-Penn League game played at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.
The win pushed the ValleyCats one-half game ahead of Lowell atop the Stedler Division. The Spinners were rained out Thursday.
Moon tripled in two runs in the eighth inning to finish a two-hit night. He also got a run home in the fourth with a groundout.
James Ramsay led off the fourth with a triple and scored on a single by Tyler White, who was knocked in by a three-base hit by Conrad Gregor.
Gregor scored on a Ronnie Mitchell single, and Jack Mayfield drove in Mitchell with a double before Moon delivered the fifth run.
Mitchell, Mayfield and Jake Rodriguez opened the eighth with singles off reliever Rob Marcello, who failed to retire any of the six hitters he faced. Rodriguez’s hit made it 6-0.
Moon’s triple made it 8-0, and he scored on a Tyler White bases-loaded force out. Gregor’s sacrifice fly accounted for Tri-City’s final run.
Winning pitcher Andrew Thurman (2-2) gave up three hits and one run, striking out six. Michael Feliz worked the final four innings, and picked up his first save.
The ValleyCats host Jamestown tonight at 7.