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Clutch Hitting Helps SWB Earn Sweep

Moosic, Pa- Timing is everything. That was apparent for the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) as timely hitting resulted in a 5-1 win to sweep the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at PNC Field. Austin Romine and Taylor Dugas drove in three of the five runs with two outs as four different RailRiders (46-50) had an RBI.

SWB scored all of their runs in three consecutive innings from the second to the fourth. Dugas drove in the game’s first run against righty Mark Hamburger with a two-out RBI double to score Romine who singled earlier in the inning. In the third, Romine would drive in two runs with two outs on one of his three hits making it a 3-1 ball game. In the fourth, Jose Pirela joined in with a RBI double and Rob Refsnyder followed with an RBI base knock of his own to extend the lead to 5-1.

Jario Heredia became just the second RailRider to win a game he has started since June 6. He tossed five solid innings of work allowing just one run while scattering six hits. His only blemish was a RBI single from Josmil Pinto in the third.

The bull pen bridged together the rest of the game as Pat Venditte and Edgmer Escelona came in relief. Rochester’s (53-44) only threat came in the seventh when Venditte loaded the bases with no outs before escaping the jam unscathed to preserve the 5-1 lead. Escelona tossed two scoreless innings to end the game.

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