Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Ben Gamel with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Cheryl Pursell)

Press Releases

It’s That Man Gamel Again

MOOSIC, Pa. – A wild Monday night at PNC Field finished in exhilarating fashion as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders  scored a 2-1 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Ben Gamel’s walk-off, inside-the-park home run to right. The RailRiders (65-52) earned their fifth straight win over the PawSox (44-72), a club that has lost eight straight.

The two clubs ventured into the ninth inning tied at 1-1. Caleb Cotham (2-0) made it through his second scoreless inning of relief work, catching Allen Craig looking for a frame-ending strike three. Gamel led off the final stanza and blistered a lien drive to right. Jonathan Roof attempted a sliding stop, but missed. The ball rolled to the base of the wall as Gamel raced around the bases to score the winning run.

The walk-off handed the loss to Heath Hembree (0-1). It was the first inside-the-park home run turned by the RailRiders since Rob Refsnyder came around at Lehigh Valley on June 28, 2014.

Kyle Davies authored another strong start, but left with a no decision. The right-hander fanned a season-high eight batters across seven innings of three-hit ball. Roof scored an unearned run in the sixth on a throwing error by Davies for his only blemish.

The RailRiders took a 1-0 lead against Pawtucket starter Matt Barnes in the second on a bases-loaded, sacrifice fly to center by Cole Figueroa. SWB had chances to expand the lead, but stranded nine men on base through six innings.

The RailRiders continue their four-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) at PNC Field on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Kyle Haynes (0-1, 11.42) opposes right-hander William Cuevas (0-1, 2.57). The first 1,00 fans receive a RailRiders t-shirt, presented by Norwegian Cruise Lines. For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

Wed., Aug. 12 – The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will be making their way to PNC Field courtesy of Budweiser and the RailRiders’ friends at Northeast Eagle Distributors. Fans will be treated to a pre-game on-field parade as well as access to the horses throughout the game for photo ops.

Thu., Aug. 13 – Join the fun with the RailRiders’ Thirsty Thursday. $1 Drafts and Pepsi products courtesy of Budweiser from 6-8 p.m. and live music from Dashboard Mary.

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...