MOOSIC, PA – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) completed a three-game sweep of the Indianapolis Indians with a 7-1 triumph on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. The win was the fourth straight for the RailRiders (21-17), who finish the homestand 6-3. SWB has won nine of the last 10 regular season meetings with the Indians (17-18) in Moosic.
Dietrich Enns (1-0) authored a quality start in his Triple-A debut. The left-hander limited the Indians to one unearned run and four hits across six innings. He walked two and struck out six. Wilfredo Boscan (3-4) allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits over six frames in the loss. He surrendered two home runs, walked one and struck out four.
Just as they had done in the prior two games, the Indians scored the first run. Gift Ngoepe singled and advanced to second on a throwing error byAaron Judge. A single by Pedro Florimon brought him around for a 1-0 lead.
SWB overtook the Tribe with a four-run fourth. Judge began the stanza with a walk and advanced to second when Rob Refsnyder reached on a fielding error at third. A double to left by Jake Cave plated Judge to tie the game 1-1. Donovan Solano followed with a thunderous home run to left, his first of the year. The three-run shot gave the RailRiders a 4-1 lead.
Refsnyder opened the sixth inning with a homer into the RailRiders’ bullpen beyond the left field wall. The round-tripper was his first of the year and pushed the advantage to 5-1.
Ben Gamel added to the cushion by driving in Pete Kozma on a groundball double down the right field line in the seventh.
The final run came courtesy of Refsnyder’s second home run of the day, a towering shot onto the pedestrian bridge beyond the left field wall.
The RailRiders embark on a road trip to Louisville for a four-game series against the Bats at Louisville Slugger Field. First pitch on Monday night is set for 7:05 p.m. Left-hander Richard Bleier (1-1, 2.45) will oppose Bats righty Daniel Wright (0-0, 3.60). For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.