Offense Propels SWB Past Pawtucket, 9-4
Pawtucket, R.I. – Carmen Angelini homered for the second time in as many days and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) combined on 17 hits in a 9-4 win against the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. The win marked the RailRiders’ (61-66) fifth straight at Pawtucket and secured the season series between the two clubs, 9-5.
The RailRiders (61-66) loaded the bases against starter Chris Hernandez in the first, but Rob Segedin grounded out softly to second to end the threat. SWB broke through the next half inning with a pair runs on Angelini’s two run tater to left. Two more tallies crossed in the fifth, the first on a thunderous double by Kyle Roller. Segedin coerced a sacrifice fly to center to hang the crooked number and push the lead to 4-0.
Pawtucket plated a run off starter Nik Turley when Alex Hassan blistered a home run to left with two outs in the fifth. Derrick Gibson’s bloop base hit in the fifth off reliever Jim Miller plated catcher Blake Swihart to slice the SWB lead in half, 4-2. The Resolute RailRiders had an answer, using a run in the seventh on a double by Jose Gil and a pair of crooked numbers in the eighth and ninth to lead the charge and push the RailRiders advantage to 9-2. Pawtucket added two runs in ninth on two-run jack by Bryce Brentz to bring the game to its final resting point, 9-4.
Turley (3-2) worked 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four on 99 pitches in the win. Hernandez (4-8) took the loss, pitching into the fifth before being chased on Dugas’ base hit to right.
The RailRiders continue the four-game road trip against the Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday, August 17 at 1:05 p.m. The RailRiders will toss left-handed pitcher Matt Tracy (1-6, 4.36) while Pawtucket spins right-hander Steven Wright (5-3, 2.76). John Sadak and Aaron Berlin will have the call on radio with the pregame show beginning at 12:35 p.m. on NEPA Sports Radio – The GAME, Northeast PA’s largest sports radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM. For season ticket information, single-game tickets or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
OFF THE RAILS
The RailRiders won for the second straight time when Nik Turley starts a game. The RailRiders dropped Turley’s first seven starts before the current run.
The home run by Angelini marked the first time in his professional career the short stop has homered in successive games.
The RailRiders improved to 5-1 this season at McCoy Stadium, claiming each of the last five meetings between the two clubs at Pawtucket’s home field.
The two teams combined to leave 26 men on base, with each team stranding 13 runners.
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