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Acceleration Point: Wesneski's Fast Climb

2019 sixth-rounder Hayden Wesneski is making leaps and strides while bounding his way up to the Majors
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One of the stories of the 2021 Minor League season in the New York Yankees organization was the meteoric rise of starting pitcher Hayden Wesneski. Entering the season, the young right-hander had thrown just 28.1 professional innings and was largely unknown. By the end of the year, Wesneski had pitched

Walked Off: Sox take win over RailRiders

After garnering the lead in the ninth, the RailRiders were unable to hang on.
May 19, 2022

WORCESTER, MA (May 19, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell by a 3-2 final to the Worcester Red Sox on Thursday night in walk-off fashion. Miguel Andújar tied the game in the ninth and eventually scored the then go-ahead run in a late rally in a losing effort. SWB starter Hayden

No Dice: SWB drops Wednesday affair to WooSox

Estevan Florial has homered in two of his last three games.
May 18, 2022

WORCESTER, MA (May 18, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped their second consecutive game to the Worcester Red Sox on Wednesday night by a 5-2 final. Greg Bird picked up a pair of doubles in a losing effort. Luis Gil returned to the RailRiders rotation after a brief stint with New

So Close: RailRiders rally falls short to Sox

Greg Bird's homer in the seventh kickstarted a three-run rally.
May 17, 2022

WORCESTER, MA (May 17, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Polar Park. The RailRiders rallied in the seventh inning with four consecutive hits but couldn’t hold a 3-1 advantage. Matt Krook made his eighth start of the season and his sixth career start against

Boom: Florial & Andújar homer, Sears solid in win

The RailRiders won the final two games of the series to earn a split with Syracuse.
May 15, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 15, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Syracuse Mets on Sunday 3-1 to win for the second consecutive day. JP Sears pitched 5.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts. Sears made his fourth start of the season for the RailRiders and didn’t allow a run over 5.2 innings

Show Stopper: Wesneski dazzles in 4-1 win

Hayden Wesneski earned his first win, Armando Alvarez homers as SWB snaps a three-game slide.
May 14, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 14, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Syracuse Mets on Saturday 4-1. Hayden Wesneski registered his second quality start of the season by allowing one run over six innings. Wesneski made his seventh start of the season for the RailRiders and pitched six innings of one-run ball.

Silent: Mets defeat RailRiders 3-0

Max McDowell picked up a pair of hits.
May 13, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 13, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a third consecutive game to the Syracuse Mets Friday, 3-0. The RailRiders were shut out in back-to-back games for the second time in 2022. Ryan Weber made his second start of the season for the RailRiders and allowed two runs (one

Blank Space: Syracuse shuts out SWB Thursday

SWB loaded the bases in the ninth but failed to score against Syracuse.
May 12, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 12, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were blanked 4-0 in game three of their six-game series with the Syracuse Mets Thursday. Manny Bañuelos became the second RailRider to register a quality start this season. Bañuelos made his fourth start of the season for the RailRiders and allowed two

One Shy: Mets eke past RailRiders 8-7

The RailRiders comeback falls just short during their Wednesday day game against Syracuse.
May 11, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 11, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped game two of their six-game series with the Syracuse Mets Wednesday, 8-7. Oswald Peraza went 3-for-5 and hit his third home run of the season. Matt Krook made his seventh start of the season for the RailRiders and allowed five runs

Great Start: Pita homers, Sears K's 8 in win

Matt Pita's fourth home run of the year, backed by solid pitching, propels SWB to victory.
May 10, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 10, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders blanked the Syracuse Mets 2-0 in the series opener on Tuesday evening. Matt Pita hit the go-ahead solo home run for SWB in the eighth inning. JP Sears made his third start of the season for the RailRiders and pitched 3.2 shutout

Stopped Short: SWB stymied 2-1 Sunday

RailRiders lose for fifth time over six games to Red Wings
May 8, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 8, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rochester Red Wings in Sunday’s series finale at Frontier Field. Rochester took five out of six in the series and sent Scranton/Wilkes-Barre out with a third straight loss. Box Score Scranton/Wilkes-Barre opened the scoring in

Brushed Off: RailRiders swept in twinbill Saturday

Rochester tops SWB 9-2 and 7-6 in 10 innings at Frontier Field
May 7, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 7, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were swept by Rochester Red Wings in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Frontier Field, falling 9-2 in game one and 7-6 in 10 innings in game two. Rochester took the lead in the second inning of game one on a

Extra Effort: RailRiders snap skid with 8-7 win

Jose Peraza, Max McDowell and Armando Alvarez drive in two runs apiece in 10-inning win.
May 6, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 6, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders topped the Rochester Red Wings 8-7 in 10 innings on Friday evening at Frontier Field. The RailRiders plated a run in the top of the tenth for their third lead of the game and held on to snap a six-game losing

More Fun Added: Giveaway and Theme Updates

Two giveaways added, theme night info, a fireworks show added and two items rescheduled.
May 6, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 6, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are thrilled to announce the addition of an Aaron Judge Emojihead and a Nestor Cortes bobblehead/ bobbleleg to their 2022 promotional schedule. In addition, the club has added details on Nurse Appreciation Night, a new WWE theme night, an additional fireworks

Silent Night: SWB quieted by Rochester 2-0

Red Wings blank RailRiders Thursday night despite nine strikeouts by Luis Gil.
May 5, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 5, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were blanked 2-0 by the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday at Frontier Field. RailRiders starter Luis Gil struck out nine over five innings but was saddled with his third loss of the season as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was shut out for the second

Redención: Bañuelos redemption journey comes full circle

Manny Bañuelos has seen his time in baseball require perseverance and patience. He is once again on the cusp of fulfilling the promise of decades past.
May 5, 2022

How hard would you fight to make your dreams a reality? Would you work for 15 years? Would you go through two years of physical rehab? Would you travel across the world? RailRiders southpaw Manny Bañuelos has done all the above and then some. The former top pitching prospect, now

Washed Away... Again: SWB postponed for fifth time

Doubleheader in Rochester set for May 7 with 1:05 P.M. start
May 4, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 4, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game against the Rochester Red Wings, slated for 11:05 A.M. Wednesday at Frontier Field, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The RailRiders and Red Wings will make the game up with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 1:05

Shutdown: RailRiders shutout 2-0 by Red Wings

SWB limited to five hits and one walk in series opener at Rochester.
May 3, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (May 3, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were shutout 2-0 by the Rochester Red Wings on Tuesday night at Frontier Field. The RailRiders were limited to three singles and two doubles while dropping their fifth straight. The Red Wings struck first with a run on three hits off

All Aboard: READing RailRoad Returns

Children aged 4-13 can be rewarded for reading efforts this spring and summer.
May 2, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 2, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are pleased to announce the return of their READing RailRoad program this spring and summer courtesy of Red Robin. READing RailRoad allows children aged 4-13 the chance to read five books and be rewarded for their work with a free ticket

Fall short: IronPigs outlast RailRiders in finale

Despite a pair of rallies and a late lead, the RailRiders drop the finale to Lehigh Valley.
May 1, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (May 1, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a fourth consecutive game to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday afternoon, 9-3. Estevan Florial went two for five with an RBI and finished the series 7-for-18 with five walks. Manny Bañuelos made his third start of the season for the

Silenced: RailRiders blanked in loss to IronPigs

SWB shutout for the second time this season in 2-0 defeat.
April 30, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 30, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped a third consecutive game to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday afternoon, 2-0. It’s the second time this season the RailRiders have been shut out. Matt Krook made his fifth start of the season for the RailRiders and pitched five shutout innings

Double trouble: SWB falls twice Friday

The RailRiders were unable to rally against the IronPigs' early leads in both games.
April 29, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 29, 2022) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday. Phillip Evans and Armando Alvarez each hit their first home runs of the season for the RailRiders. Luis Gil got the start for the RailRiders in game one and

More Thanks: New partner expands First Responder Friday

NEPA Crane & Hauling helps expand new 2022 program to 100 tickets for first responders
April 29, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 29, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are pleased to announce that NEPA Crane & Hauling will present each First Responder Friday at PNC Field for the remainder of the 2022 season. This new program was giving 50 complimentary tickets to the area’s local first responders and this

Big Night: SWB pummels IronPigs with 15 runs, 19 hits

They're both season highs for the RailRiders.
April 28, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 28, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders scored a season-high 15 runs to defeat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the second consecutive night, 15-6. The RailRiders tallied 19 hits, with Oswald Peraza, Estevan Florial and Oswaldo Cabrera combining to go 9-17 with 7 RBI from the top three spots

Hit Me: RailRiders walk off on hit by pitch

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre plated two in the bottom of the ninth for their second walkoff win of the year.
April 27, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (April 27, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders rallied in the ninth inning Wednesday evening to steal a 4-3 series-opening victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The RailRiders stole a season-high six bases and earned their second consecutive home walk-off win with two runs in the ninth. Hayden Wesneski made