Andujar Singles RailRiders Past Bisons in Extras
SWB Secures Their Eighth Straight Win Against Buffalo
Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) rallied past the Buffalo Bisons to score a 4-3 win in 11 innings and a sweep of the three-game series. The RailRiders (54-32) improved to 6-0 in overtime affairs and secured their eighth straight win against the Bisons (37-50).
It was Miguel Andujar who brought in the deciding runs in the last of the 11th on a bases-loaded single to center. The heroics allowed Joe Mantiply (4-3) the win in relief. The left-hander allowed a run on four hits over two innings of work. Murphy Smith (2-2) shouldered defeat after allowing the game-clinching hit.
In his return to SWB, Jonathan Diaz sparked the last chance comeback on his third hit of the day, a single to center. Jake Cave then scalded a grounder to first that was misplayed by Jason Leblebijian. The error allowed the runners into scoring position. The Bisons intentionally walked Mark Payton to create a force play at any bag, but Andujar drove a single up the middle to plate the winning runs.
Dietrich Enns took a no decision in the start for the RailRiders. The left-hander hurled six innings and allowed one run on five hits. He walked one and struck out four.
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders welcome the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) for the first of three on Friday, July 7. A first pitch of 7:05 p.m. will feature right-hander Chance Adams (6-2, 2.39) against right-hander Brandon Leibrandt (1-0 2.45). The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive an Andy Ashby bobblehead, courtesy Casey Dental. The action-packed home game will also feature Glow in the Park Night and postgame fireworks, presented by King’s College. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.