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RailRiders' Playoff Hopes Dashed

September 27, 2022 - International League (IL)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

MOOSIC, PA -The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (82-67) were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday night with a Durham Bulls victory. SWB went on to lose 8-1 to the Buffalo Bisons.

Buffalo jumped ahead with a four-spot in the third. Trevor Schwecke tallied the first of his two extra-base hits on the night as part of the two-knock, four-run inning for the Bisons.

The RailRiders plated their only tally of the contest in the fourth. Anthony Volpe led the inning off with a triple and was brought home via Ronald Guzmán's sacrifice fly to right one batter later to make it 4-1. Volpe finished the game 2-for-4 and has three extra-base hits over the last two nights.

The Bisons scored four more times in the sixth to break the game open. Rafael Lantigua got the frame started with a single as part of his 3-for-5 evening. Eric Stamets supplied the big hit later in the inning with a two-run home run to left, his fifth of the season.

Eric Yardley (3-1) earned the win out of the Bisons' bullpen. Anthony Banda (0-3) suffered the defeat for SWB.

The RailRiders conclude their 2022 season on Wednesday evening with first pitch at 6:35 PM. It's Waggin' Wednesday and $1 Hot Dog Night at PNC Field. Fans can bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark, presented by Magic 93. $1 Hot Dog Night is courtesy of Sahlen's Hot Dogs. Tickets and details are available at

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