Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

(Rand Greenblatt)

Press Releases

Austin, Whitley Sparkle as RailRiders Notch WIn

MOOSIC, Pa. – Tyler Austin fell a triple shy of the cycle and Chase Whitley tossed five strong innings as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders downed the Syracuse Chiefs 3-1 Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. The two clubs split the season-opening series and enter the first full week of the International League campaign 2-2.

Whitley (1-0) limited the Chiefs to four hits across five scoreless innings while walking two and striking out a pair. Nick Rumbelow earned his first save of 2015, allowing a solo home run to Caleb Ramsey over 1.1 innings of work. The right-hander fanned three Syracuse batters. Scott McGregor (0-1) absorbed the loss after allowing two runs on three hits across 4.2 frames.

Austin attempted to become the second RailRider in the four-game series to hit for the cycle after Ramon Flores turned the trick on Opening Night. He began the charge in the second inning with a rocket out to left for his first home run at the Triple-A level, putting SWB up 1-0. He added to the advantage in the fourth by scoring Kyle Roller from first on a double into the left-center alley.

Rob Refsnyder reached on a fielding error to open the sixth and moved to second a deep fly out to center by Roller. Austin earned his third hit, a single up the middle, to advance Refsnyder to third. Austin Romine helped the RailRiders by stroking a double to left, allowing Refsnyder to score for a 3-0 lead.

Tyler Webb relieved Whitley in the sixth and held Syracuse to a hit and one walk over 2.2 innings before giving way to Rumbelow in the eighth. Ramsey’s blast out to left came with one out in the ninth.

The RailRiders open a three-game series against the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) on Monday, April 13. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. at PNC Field. For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

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...


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


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...


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


Latest Podcast Episode


Which Yankees affiliate are you most excited to see in 2021?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...