Fowler Named IL Batter of the Week
Bashed Walk-Off Homer to Complete Sunday Cycle
Moosic, Pa. – The International League announced today that Dustin Fowler of the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) was named the circuit’s Batter of the Week for the period from April 24-30. It marks SWB’s first weekly player honor of the year. Rochester (Minnesota Twins) hurler Jose Berrios was named Pitcher of the Week.
Fowler slashed .423/.483/.923/1.406 on the week, going 11-for-26 with seven extra-base hits, five RBIs, three walks against just two strikeouts and four runs scored. He led the circuit in extra-base hits on the week while ranking among the IL’s best in: AVG (5th), OBP (7th), SLG (2nd), OPS (3rd) and RBIs (T-6th).
Four of his extra-base knocks came during his special Sunday performance that saw him finish 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and a walk-off homer to complete the cycle in a 7-6 defeat of Indianapolis (Pittsburgh Pirates) in 11 innings. It marked SWB’s first cycle since Ramon Flores turned the trick on Opening Day 2015 against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals).
The RailRiders hit the road for a three-game set against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) starting at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. SWB returns home on Friday, May 5 to host Syracuse at 6:35 p.m. The Glow-in-the-Park Friday will also sport celebrations for Cinco de Mayo. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.