The RailRiders showed no signs of life but then the ninth inning rolled around and the momentum started to swing during their 6-5 comeback win against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Billy McKinney started the heroics with a solo home run to lead off of the ninth inning to creep Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to within three runs. Then with two-out and no one on Abiatal Avelino walked and Wilken Castillo hit a single to score Avelino, who got to second on a defensive indifference.
Jake Cave followed with a walk to put the tying run on base for Donovan Solano who singled to get the RailRIders within one. Ji-Man Choi then gave the RailRIders the lead with a two-out go-ahead double to left to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 6-5.
Ronald Herrera started for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and went six innings. He allowed four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked one. He also allowed a home run in the fifth inning to rehabbing Brock Holt.
Johnathan Holder came in and pitched a perfect seventh, while Nick Rumbelow closed it out with two solid innings.
The RailRiders pounded out 10 hits, though they left 11 men on base. McKinney tallied three hits, while Choi and Solano had two apiece.
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