fbpx
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tyler Austin (Photo by Martin Griff)

Press Releases

Austin Homers Thrice In RailRiders Romp

PAWTUCKET, RI – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) rode a tidal wave of home runs to an 8-5 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) at McCoy Stadium on Friday night in 10 innings. Tyler Austin slammed a career-best three of the big flies for the RailRiders (44-31). The PawSox (38-37) have lost 16 of 19 to SWB in the Ocean State.

Home runs drove in all eight scores for the RailRiders. Austin got it going in the opening inning with a two-out, three-run shot to right. Rusney Castillo played a pair with a two-out double in the third before Austin responded with homers to begin both the fourth and sixth.

During that time, Pawtucket put up a picket fence with single scores in the fifth, sixth and seventh. With starter Luis Severino out and in line for the win after six innings of four-run ball, Matt Wotherspoon entered to start the seventh and walked Jantzen Witte on his first four pitches. Henry Ramos followed with a game-tying triple to right.

The game remained deadlocked, 5-5, until the 10th. Pawtucket pitching had retired 11 RailRiders in a row before Donovan SolanoAaron Judge and Gary Sanchez connected on three successive home runs for the 8-5 margin that would go final. Conor Mullee whiffed a man in a perfect 10th for his sixth save while Wotherspoon (1-0) got the win. Robby Scott (3-2) allowed the three homers and suffered the loss.

The three-game series continues at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday evening. Veteran southpaw Phil Coke (3-1, 1.27) will face right-hander William Cuevas (4-3, 3.30).

The RailRiders return home for a seven-game homestand starting on the Fourth of July against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies). The game includes post-game fireworks presented by the PA Lottery; foam light-up sticks to the first 2,500 fans through the gates thanks to Shur Save Supermarkets; USA-themed jerseys worn by the RailRiders; and Fourth-of-July hats worn by the team that will be auctioned off during the game. 

OFF THE RAILS:

Tyler Austin became the third SWB player to hit three homers in a game. Gary Bennett turned the trick in a 1998 extra-inning game at Buffalo and Zoilo Almonte accomplished the feat in 2014 at Gwinnett.

The RailRiders fell a home run shy of the single-game team record. The Red Barons bashed seven taters at Toledo on May 31, 1998.

SWB remains the IL’s lone undefeated team in extra-inning games at 4-0.

This post is a press release courtesy of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Media Relations Department.

You May Also Like

Sticky Post

With the draft now behind us it is time to take a look at how the Yankees prospects rank throughout the system. Like our...

Features

Spring training is just around the corner.  Which means our new Yankees top prospect list is here.  Released early this morning we bring you...

Features

The Yankees came into 2018 with a gluttony of players that were eligible for the Rule 5 draft, many that were among the team’s...

News

It is that time again, as we prepare for pitchers and catchers to report to Tampa for Spring Training we will take a look...

Skip to toolbar