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Moosic, Pa. – The Pawtucket Red Sox secured a series sweep against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. The PawSox scored six runs in the early stages of the ballgame, and then held off the RailRiders late for the win.
The Red Sox added three runs in the third. Jonathan Diaz led off with a single that deflected off of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Brett Marshall’s ankle. Jeremy Hazelbaker and Justin Henry followed with walks to load the bases. After Drew Sutton hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Diaz, Lavarnway doubled to center, plating both Hazelbaker and Henry. Pawtucket led 4-0 after three innings.
The PawSox added another run in the fourth. J.C. Linares led off with a walk, advanced to second on Hazelbaker’s single one out later. He then scored on Henry’s single to right field.
Pawtucket added to their lead with a run in the seventh. With two outs, Brandon Snyder doubled, and was driven home when Hamilton singled to center field.
The RailRiders put up their first run of the ballgame in the eighth. Thomas Neal led off with a walk, and then moved to second on Addison Maruszak’s single. One out later, Corban Joseph reached on a fielder’s choice to move Neal to third. Zoilo Almonte then singled to right, driving home Neal.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added the game’s final run in the ninth. David Adams led off with a walk and two outs later, scored when Neal singled to right field. The RailRiders could not mount any more offense, as they fell to Pawtucket, 6-2.
Terry Doyle (1-0) was superb for Pawtucket, tossing six and one-third shutout innings. He only allowed one hit, and struck out five. Marshall (0-1) allowed five runs over three and two-thirds innings and picked up the loss for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The RailRiders will now host the Rochester Red Wings at PNC Field as they open up a three game series with the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate on Monday evening. Hot dogs will be priced at just one dollar all night long, and first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
Much like opening night at PNC Field, a five-run inning doomed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) as they fell to the Pawtucket Red Sox for a second straight night, 9-4.
Pawtucket got off to a good start by scoring two runs in the first. Jeremy Hazelbaker led off with an infield single, and moved to second on Justin Henry‘s single. Drew Sutton then walked to load the bases, and two outs later, Brandon Snyder forced a single to center field, plating Hazelbaker and Henry to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.
The Red Sox punched across another run in the fifth. With one out, Hazelbaker tripled to left field, and later scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Henry.
The PawSox lead remained 3-0 until the RailRiders evened the score in the seventh. Walks to Melky Mesa and Cody Johnson and a single by Austin Romine loaded the bases to begin the inning. Thomas Neal then doubled to right field, clearing the bases and knotting the game up at three.
The game did not remain tied for long, as Pawtucket vaulted in front in the eighth. Henry and Sutton began the inning with a single and double respectively to put runners at second and third. After Lavarnway was intentionally walked, Bryce Brentz reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Henry, and Lavarnway was tagged out at second. Snyder then singled to left, plating Sutton. Mark Hamilton received his first start of the season, and made the most of it by hitting a home run to right field, clearing Brentz and Snyder off the base paths, and giving the PawSox the lead, 8-3.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre brought one run back in the bottom of the eighth. Zoilo Almonte singled, advanced to second when Mesa walked, and scored on Romine’s single up the middle.
Pawtucket added an insurance run in the ninth. With one out, Sutton singled, and advanced to third when Lavarnway doubled to left field. Brentz followed with a double of his own, scoring Sutton and giving the game its final margin, 9-4 in favor of the Red Sox.
Both starters were sharp in their first outing of the year. Pawtucket’s Allen Webster tossed five scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Dellin Betances worked four innings, striking out four while shutting out the PawSox in the second, third, and fourth innings.
An exciting night of fun and giveaways awaits fans at PNC Field for Saturday night. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Greg Legg bobblehead, and a bonus fireworks show will follow the conclusion of the game. First pitch against Pawtucket is slated for 7:05 p.m., with gates opening at 6:05 p.m.