Wade & Co. Rout Chiefs
Refsnyder Stretches Hitting Streak to 15 Games
Syracuse, N.Y. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) crushed the host Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) on Saturday afternoon, 12-3. The RailRiders (17-16) posted a season-best 17 hits while the Chiefs (12-19) lost for the 12th time in 16 games.
Solo homers by Dustin Fowler and Ji-Man Choi made it 2-0 RailRiders in the first inning. SWB then batted around to plate five runs and chase Syracuse starter Greg Ross (1-3) in the second. Two-run doubles by Tyler Wade and Rob Refsnyder highlighted the big inning. Mason Williams delivered a two-run bases-loaded single in the fourth and Cito Culver followed with a run-scoring knock in the fourth.
SWB starter Daniel Camarena (4-1) did not allow a hit through four innings. He would finish with two runs on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts over his five innings.
Refsnyder extended the league’s best active hitting streak to 15 games with a 3-for-4 day. Wade, who connected on his first Triple-A homer in the fifth, entered the ninth a triple shy of the cycle. Facing Syracuse position player Brandon Snyder in his pro pitching debut, Wade settled for a single that frame and a four-hit day.
The four-game series concludes at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. SWB’s Chad Green (2-1, 4.73) is scheduled to face right-hander Austin Voth (1-3, 5.40). The RailRiders return home on Monday, May 15 to host the PawSox at 6:35 p.m. The Dollar Dog Monday sports $1 lawn tickets, $1 hot dogs and fans can bring their pup to the ballpark for just $1. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.