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RailRiders Split with Worcester Sunday

May 19, 2024 - International League (IL)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

WORCESTER, MA (May 19) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders split a doubleheader against the Worcester Red Sox on Sunday. SWB won the first game 6-3, but dropped the second 3-1. The team is now tied with Omaha for first place in the International League.

GAME 1 | SWB 6, WOR 3

The RailRiders won the first game of the doubleheader thanks to six runs on eleven hits.

Although Worcester got a run in the first, SWB popped two in the second. After Everson Pereira and Jose Rojas had back-to-back hits to reach, Luis Torrens laced a two-run single to take the lead. The WooSox quickly tied things up in the bottom half on a wild pitch.

In the top of the fourth, again Pereira and Rojas recorded hits to reach. Oscar Gonzalez had a run scoring single and Luis Torrens sent home another. Then, Greg Allen was hit by a pitch and moved into scoring position on a passed ball. Josh VanMeter doubled to center field to drive him home for a 5-2 advantage.

After Cody Poteet issued a pair of walks in the fourth, a base hit to right from Eddy Alvarez looked like it would score a pair. Although one run crossed, an outfield assist from Caleb Durbin got a runner at third to end the frame.

SWB added one more for a 6-3 lead in the sixth. Rojas smoked his 9th home run of the season 429-feet to right field.

Cody Morris (W, 3-0) pitched an inning and a third of scoreless work, striking out three. Ron Marinaccio (S, 2) finished the last 1.2 frames without allowing a baserunner.

GAME 2 | WOR 3, SWB 1

Yoendrys Gómez (L, 0-2) faced the minimum during the first two innings and did not allow a hit until the third inning.

By then, the RailRiders had a one-run advantage courtesy of Carlos Narvaez. The righty rocketed his fourth home run of the season for a 1-0 lead.

Worcester countered in the fourth with a home run off the bat of Nathan Hickey to make it one apiece. After Bobby Dalbec doubled, former RailRider Jamie Westbrook followed with two-bagger of his own for a 2-1 score.

Oddanier Mosqueda entered in the fourth allowing a run on a walk and two hits. Alex Mauricio took over with two on and two out getting a ground ball to end the inning.

SWB got runners aboard in the 5th, 6th, and 7th but could not drive anyone across the plate for a 3-1 loss.

The RailRiders returns home on Tuesday, May 21 to take on the Syracuse Mets. First pitch is slated for 6:05PM. Tickets are available

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