Sports stats

 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

RailRiders Double-up on IronPigs, 8-4

April 18, 2024 - International League (IL)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

MOOSIC, PA - The Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8-4 Thursday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders were powered by six shut-out frames from #7 Yankee prospect, Will Warren, and a two-homer game from #5 prospect, Everson Periera.

The RailRiders used a four-run bottom of the third to strike first. After Josh VanMeter and Luis Gonzalez worked walks, Caleb Durbin ripped an RBI double to left field scoring VanMeter. Periera followed with a 419-foot three-run bomb to dead center putting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre up 4-0. It was his fifth home run of the year.

In the bottom of the sixth, Carlos Narvaez and Jose Rojas worked walks to reach base. Then, VanMeter put the RailRiders ahead 6-0 with a two-run double.

Lehigh Valley battled back in the top of the seventh with a David Dahl RBI single and a Scott Kingery three-run homer to make it 6-4.

Pereira struck again in the bottom of the seventh with his sixth home run of the year, a solo shot to left center field making it 7-4 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

In the bottom of the eighth, Narvaez was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a Jordan Groshans single. VanMeter walked to load the bases. Gonzalez followed with another free pass to score Narvaez for the final run of the game.

Warren (W, 2-0) got the start for the RailRiders pitching six scoreless innings while striking out seven en route to his second win of the year. Mick Abel (L, 1-1) suffered the loss for the IronPigs giving up four runs off four hits over five innings of work.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has won eight of their last nine games and sit in first place in the International League standings at 12-5.

The RailRiders continue their homestand Friday at PNC Field. The first pitch time is slated for 6:35P.M. Tickets are available

• Discuss this story on the International League message board...

International League Stories from April 18, 2024

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central