Sunday, May 21, 2017

RAILRIDERS WIN 5-4

RailRiders Top Red Wings in Extras
Mark Payton Singles Home Game-Winner in Eleventh


Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) earned their third walk-off victory of the week on Saturday afternoon, besting the Rochester Red Wings 5-4 in 11 innings. The RailRiders (23-17) improved to 4-1 on the homestand while dropping the Red Wings to 19-18 overall.

Ben Heller (2-3) took home the win after tossing two perfect innings with a pair of strikeouts. Tyler Webb also turned in a dominant relief effort, allowing two hits over three frames with six strikeouts.

The RailRiders loaded the bases against D.J. Baxendale (0-1) thanks to three walks in the last of the 11th. Eddy Rodriguez worked the third base on balls to bring up Mark Payton. The right fielder then delivered a single over the head of Niko Goodrum in right to score pinch runner Rob Refsnyder for the victory.

SWB knocked three homers in the first two innings. Dustin Fowler launched a two-run shot out to right for his sixth of the season and Mike Ford followed with his fourth in five days one batter later for a 3-0 lead. Cito Culver boomed his sixth round-tripper of the year out to right in the second for a 4-1 advantage.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders look to take the series with the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, inside PNC Field. Right-hander Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 4.00) gets the nod for SWB against southpaw Nik Turley (0-1, 1.50). An appearance by Darryl Strawberry kick starts the 2017 Legends Series on Sunday. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

PONIES LOSE 4-3

Rodriguez Burns Former Team in Ponies 4-3 Loss
BOWIE, MD – Aderlin Rodriguez, a former Binghamton Met, belted a tiebreaking home run in sixth and the Bowie Baysox beat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 4-3, on Saturday night at Prince George’s Stadium. The Ponies struck out 14 times and stranded a dozen runners, including the potential game-tying run in the ninth, in the loss.
With the game knotted at one, Rodriguez led off the sixth inning against Rumble Ponies starter Corey Oswalt. The 2015 B-Met launched Oswalt’s 2-1 pitch over the wall in left-center, pushing the Baysox ahead with his seventh homer of the season.
After grabbing the lead on Rodriguez’s blast, the Baysox put the game out of reach with two runs in the seventh against Cory Burns. DJ Stewart yanked an RBI double down the right-field line and Garabez Rosa added a run-producing single.
The Rumble Ponies threatened often against Baysox starter Brandon Barker, but only scratched out one run. Barker allowed seven hits and issued one walk, but stranded eight runners and held the Ponies to a 1-for-5 clip with runners in scoring position. Champ Stuart’s run-producing fielder’s choice in the fourth was the only blemish on Barker’s tab in the no-decision.
Lucas Long took over in the sixth and kept the Ponies in check until the ninth. After Kevin Taylor kept the Ponies alive with a two-out single, Cody Decker blasted a two-run homer to left, his fourth long ball of the season. Kevin Kaczmarski followed with a single, but David Thompson struck out to end the game.
Long (5-1) struck out eight over four innings to collect the win. Oswalt (3-3) allowed two runs on five hits in six innings in his first defeat since April 14.
The Rumble Ponies (21-15) conclude their visit to Bowie with their eighth rubber game of the season on Sunday at 2:05 PM. RHP Casey Delgado takes the mound against LHP John Means. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 1:50 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: The game was delayed for 20 minutes in the third inning when a young fan was struck by a foul ball…Aderlin Rodriguez hit 10 home runs with the Binghamton Mets in 2015…Cody Decker’s home run in the ninth inning was his first hit as a Rumble Pony in the seventh inning or later
Tickets for Binghamton’s entire home schedule can be purchased at the NYSEG Stadium box office, online on www.bingrp.com and over the phone at (607) 722-FUNN.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ROCHESTER SNAPS RIDERS WIN STREAK

Rochester Snaps ‘Riders Win Streak
Chance Adams Fires Seven Innings, Allows Two Runs


Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) fell 2-1 to the Rochester Red Wings on Friday night at PNC Field, snapping a six-game winning streak for the club. The RailRiders (22-17) lost at home for the first time in eight games as the Red Wings improved to 19-17 overall.

Chance Adams (1-1) held the Red Wings to a run on four hits across seven innings. The right-hander struck out five without allowing a walk. Aaron Slegers (4-3) tossed 8.1 frames and allowed a run on five hits for the win. He walked one and struck out two. Drew Rucinski retired the final two batters to notch his first save of the year with Rochester.

Dustin Fowler finished 2-for-4 with a double in the ninth and scored on a single by Mike Ford. Rob Refsnyder finished 0-for-4, ending his 18-game hitting streak.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders continue their weekend series with the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, inside PNC Field. Left-hander Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.88) gets the nod for SWB against right-hander Nick Tepesch (1-2, 2.29). The first 2,500 fans through the gates on Saturday will receive a RailRiders “5th anniversary” cap, presented by PNC Bank. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

PONIES WIN BIG, 9-2

Ponies Get More Than They Nido in Big Win, 9-2
BOWIE, MD – Tomas Nido racked up four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Binghamton Rumble Ponies past the Bowie Baysox, 9-2, on Friday night at Prince George’s Stadium. The Ponies hammered out 14 hits, one shy of a season-high, and had four players record multiple-hit games to earn the series-opening win.
Amidst swirling winds and threatening skies, the Rumble Ponies set the tone with two runs in the first against Matthew Grimes. Nido flared a wind-aided RBI single to right and Kevin Kaczmarski slapped a run-producing single to left to put Binghamton on the board. Nido struck again in the third, blasting a two-run homer to left, his third of the season.
Donovan Hand ducked several threats from the Baysox through five scoreless innings. The righty allowed five hits and walked three, but stranded all eight runners and held Bowie hitless in five at-bats with runners in scoring position. Hand’s only blemish came in the sixth when Sharlon Schoop threaded an RBI single into left.
The Rumble Ponies did not take their foot off the gas pedal once Bowie dipped into their bullpen. Binghamton added two more runs in the fifth when Aderlin Rodriguez failed to catch a pop up from LJ Mazzilli. Nido capped his stellar night by scorching an RBI double off the left-field wall to highlight Binghamton’s three-run eighth inning.
Hand (2-1) allowed one run on seven hits and struck out two over six innings to pick up his second win with Binghamton. Scarlyn Reyes allowed one run in two innings of relief before Kelly Secrest tossed a scoreless ninth.
Grimes (0-4) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over 4-2/3 innings, extending his winless streak at Double-A to seven starts.
The Rumble Ponies (21-14) continue their only visit to Bowie in the regular season on Saturday at 6:35 PM. RHP Corey Oswalt takes the mound against RHP Brandon Barker. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:20 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: With David Thompson’s four-RBI game on Thursday and Tomas Nido’s four-RBI game on Friday, Binghamton had a player record four or more RBI in back-to-back games for the first time since July 14 & 17, 2014 (Darrell Ceciliani & Dustin Lawley)...Binghamton is 8-2 in their last 10 road games…Champ Stuart swiped two bases, bumping his league-leading total to 16 stolen bases
Tickets for the game and Binghamton’s entire home scheduled can be purchased at the NYSEG Stadium box office, online on www.bingrp.com and over the phone at (607) 722-FUNN.

Friday, May 19, 2017

RAILRIDERS WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT

Frazier Powers RailRiders to Sixth Straight Win
Clint Frazier Rips Two Doubles, Wallops Homer in Victory


Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) saw a five-run lead evaporate quickly in the ninth inning, but held on to outlast the Pawtucket Red Sox 11-10 in 11 innings on Thursday at PNC Field. The RailRiders (22-16) swept the four-game set from the PawSox (15-21) and have won seven straight at home.

After tying the game 10-10 in the ninth on a grand slam by Matt Dominguez, the PawSox were held scoreless over the final two innings by Joe Mantiply (2-2). The southpaw yielded two hits and struck out one. Kyle Martin (0-2) surrendered the winning run in the last of the 11th.

Clint Frazier rebounded from a groundout in the first inning by mashing his sixth home run of the year out to center field for a 6-2 lead. He followed that with a double to center in the seventh for his second knock. His third hit of the day was his biggest, scoring Rob Refsnyder on a double to left-center for the deciding tally.

Refsnyder extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a single to left in the first. He finished with two hits. Tyler Wade stroked a double as part of a two-hit day. Mike Ford thundered his third round-tripper in as many days on a three-run blast to right in the first inning. Ruben Tejada scorched his fifth long ball of the year on a liner to left in the third.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders begin a three-game, weekend series with the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at 6:35 p.m. on Friday, May 19, inside PNC Field. Right-hander Chance Adams (1-0, 0.00) gets the nod for SWB against right-hander Aaron Slegers (3-3, 4.50). Every Friday night home game at PNC Field is “Glow in the Park Night.” For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SULLIVAN WEST WINS THIRD GAME WITH TV



 



 
 GRAHAMSVILLE--The Sullivan West varsity girls softball team continued their domination over Tri-Valley Wednesday afternoon winning a close 7-6 game for a clean undefeated sweep of the Division IX Class C championship.
  The Bulldogs won all three of the division league games against Tri-Valley.  
  Sullivan West coach Mike Ellmauer put the overall game in perspective when he said, "neither team brought their gloves to this game as the Bulldogs committed 10 errors and Tri-Valley four miscues.

  Izzy Nearing got the win for Sullivan West allowing six runs off eight hits while recording five strikeouts.  Tri-Valley's Kacie Alliison took the loss giving up seven runs off six hits and striking out nine.

  Walks hurt Allison as she gave up six base on balls.
  The game saw the score see-saw back and forth as the Bulldogs put two  on the scoreboard in the first inning only to see Tri-Valley score three runs in the bottom of the second.

  Sullivan West added one run in the the top of the third and the Bears added one in the bottom of the fourth to take a temporary 4-3 lead.

  Sullivan West tied the game in the top of the fifth, 4-4 but the Bears pushed across two runs in the bottom of the same inning to take a 6-4 lead.

  Coach Ellmauer noted "we woke up in the sixth inning" as his team put two runs across netting the score at  6-6 and in the  top of the seventh the winning run was put together with Kelsey Farrell hitting a single to left field and she quickly took second on a passed ball. Farrell took third base and scored the winning run on a hit to  center field by  Izzy Nearing.   

  Sullivan West coach Ellmauer said he did not know who they would  be playing in the sectionals as the pairings were to be announced  last night.
  Tri-Valley will miss sectional play for the first time in three years.

  When asked about this win Ellmauer noted "this third game between our two teams started out very slow for us with both teams playing hard and we tried some new things tonight that hopefully will help us in the playoffs."
  Leading the offense for Sullvian West was Josephine Martinez with two hits and two RBI's.
  Lexie Kloss had three hits and one RBI for the Bears. Kacie Allison added two hits and an RBI for Tri-Valley.

  Tri-Valley coach Claire Moore noted that "overall this was one of our most competitive games where we wanted to come back and they wanted to make the plays and we wanted to put the ball in play."
  "Unfortunately we did not have very many successful bunts but we definitely were motivated throughout the game," Moore said.

  "Errors cost us," Coach Moore pointed out.

  Ceremonies took place immediately following the game honoring four Tri-Valley seniors, Kacie Allison, Nicole Beach, Taylor Pavese and Mikayla Coddington.



                                                        

                                                    


Four Tri-Valley seniors honored at the Sullivan West-Tri-Valley game Wednesday included from the left, Kacie Allison, Taylor Pavese, Coach Claire Moore, Mikayla Coddington and Nicole Beach.
 
                                                        




Sullivan West's Josephine Martinez (34) strokes out a single and led her team with two hits and 2 RBI's in the Bulldogs 7-6 win over Tri-Valley Wednesday.


                                                           



Sullivan West pitcher Izzy Nearing delivers a pitch in the Bulldogs 7-6 win over Tri-Valley Wednesday.





                                          


Tri-Valley's Lexie Kloss (15) slides safely into second as Sullivan West shortstop Bridget Hart waits for the ball. 


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RAILRIDERS RALLY FOR WIN

Rodriguez Homers Twice, RailRiders Rally for Win
SWB Claimed Sixth Straight Win at PNC Field


Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) rallied from a pair of two-run deficits to stun the Pawtucket Red Sox 9-8 on Wednesday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders (21-16) have won five straight overall and six in a row at home. The PawSox (15-20) absorbed their seventh consecutive defeat.

Ben Heller (1-3) struck out the final two batters he faced to strand the tying run at third and notched his first win of the season. The right-hander allowed two runs on two hits in two innings of relief. The loss went to Noe Ramirez (0-1), who suffered his first blown save in 2017.

Eddy Rodriguez proved the hero for the second time in three days, bashing a pair of two-run homers out to left. His first of the night tied the game at six in the sixth. His second pushed the RailRiders outfront 9-8 in the last of the eighth.

Mike Ford bashed his second homer in as many days and Clint Frazier tallied a pair of hits and an RBI. Rob Refsnyder extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a pair of knocks, including a run-scoring double in the third.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders go for the four-game sweep of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, from PNC Field. Right-hander Domingo German is expected to be called up to make his debut with SWB against right-hander Kyle Kendrick (1-3, 6.00). For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.