MOOSIC, PA – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) suffered their fourth shutout loss of the season on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Field. The Pawtucket Red Sox (15-17) took home a 3-0 win, their first against the RailRiders (17-16) this year.
Kyle Haynes (1-1) absorbed the loss, allowing a run on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts. After allowing a leadoff walk to Chris Marrero in the fourth, Haynes was removed following a visit from Athletic Trainer Darren London. Henry Owens (2-1) scattered four singles and worked around five walks to post seven scoreless stanzas. The southpaw fanned five.
Rusney Castillo provided the first run for Pawtucket off Haynes in the second. The right fielder doubled and later scored on a fielder’s choice grounder. The Red Sox struck for two runs off reliever Anthony Swarzak in the ninth. Castillo singled and scored on a double by Jantzen Witte. Sandy Leon followed with a triple to center, plating Witte for the final margin.
Rob Refsnyder extended his hitting streak to 14 thanks to a single in the first inning. He has reached safely in 18 straight games and his current hitting streak is the longest active in the International League.
Donovan Solano reached four times, finishing 3-for-4. His ninth-inning double was the only extra-base hit for the RailRiders. Deibinson Romero reached thrice. Conor Mullee fired three scoreless innings in relief of Haynes. He yielded three hits and struck out three. James Pazos pitched two scoreless frames.
The series between the RailRiders and Pawtucket Red Sox continues with “Bellybuster Wednesday” on May 11 at PNC Field. Left-hander Richard Bleier (1-0, 2.40) toes the rubber against right-hander Joe Kelly (0-0, 3.00). First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.