Saturday, July 8, 2017


RailRiders Roast IronPigs Behind Cave’s Career Night
Outfielder Records First Two-Homer Game, Tallies Career-Best Five RBI

Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) walloped the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs 8-1 on Saturday night at PNC Field behind a strong showing from Jake Cave. The RailRiders (55-33) improved to 7-6 against the Ironpigs (54-35) this season and secured sole possession of first place in the International League North heading into the All-Star Break.

Nick Rumbelow (2-0) took home the win in relief. The right-hander blanked the IronPigs for 2.2 innings. He walked two and struck out a pair. Cesar Ramos (4-4) was hit for four runs on five hits over four innings in the loss. He walked three and struck out four.

Cave’s night began with a run-scoring double to tie the game 1-1 in the second. Cave put the RailRiders up 5-1 in the sixth on a solo shot off the RailHouse roof beyond right field and polished off his three-hit performance with a three-run moonshot over the retired numbers in left-center. The outfielder notched his first two-homer game and drove in a career-high five runs. He also walked and stole a base.

Cito Culver launched a deep sacrifice fly to left that scored Miguel Andujar for a 2-1 lead in the second. Andujar later belted a two-run homer out to left in the third inning, his second at Triple-A.

The RailRiders started Brady Lail, who went four frames. He yielded a solo homer as part of three hits while walking two with four strikeouts. Tyler Jones finished the game with a scoreless 2.1 innings and five strikeouts.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders look for a series win against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) on Sunday, July 9, at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Domingo German (2-1, 3.76) against right-hander Zach Eflin (1-1, 4.00). Every Sunday home game at PNC Field is “Family Funday” presented by NEPA Honda Dealers. The series finale will feature an appearance by Mitch Williams as part of the Legends Series, presented by Maines, and an Aaron Judge poster giveaway to the first 2,500 fans! For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit

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