Luis Cessa Sparkles and RailRiders Rally Past Bats
Tyler Wade Singles Home Go-Ahead Run in Seventh
Moosic, Pa. – Right-hander Luis Cessa weaved together 6.2 innings of one-run baseball and the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) rallied past the Louisville Bats 4-1 on Wednesday night at PNC Field. The win boosted the RailRiders to 9-9 on the year and a 3-2 season series edge against the Bats (8-11).
The Bats’ only run against Cessa came in the fifth on a run-producing triple by Juan Perez. The right-hander scattered nine hits over his outing and struck out one without allowing a walk. Tyler Webb (2-0) took home the win after retiring the only batter he faced. Ernesto Frieri fired a perfect ninth for his third save.
SWB took control against reliever Alejandro Chacin (0-2) in the seventh. Ruben Tejada blooped a single to right that scored Ji-Man Choi from third and Tyler Wade followed with what proved to be the game-winning hit. The shortstop lined a single to center that plated Mason Williams.
Williams would score a second time in the eighth, crossing with Rob Refsnyder on a double to left-center by Mark Payton that capped the scoring.
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders conclude their series with the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) at PNC Field on Thursday night. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Chad Green (2-0, 2.00) is scheduled to pitch against right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla (2-0, 5.56). Every Thursday home game at PNC Field is Thirsty Thursday with $1 Bud Lights and Pepsi products. Also, as part of “College Night,” tickets are just $5 with a valid college I.D. presented at the Box Office. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.