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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News List
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  • Refsnyder Named Award Finalist
    Moosic, Pa. - An improbable comeback won in one of the more dramatic ways possible might yield yet another triumph for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees). Rob Refsnyder's walk-off home run that capped a crazy comeback in front of a sellout crowd on the Fourth of July has been named a finalist for a 2014 MiLBY Award.

  • RailRiders' Golden Touch Continues
    Moosic, Pa. - Winning is one thing. Winning year after year - that's a statement. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) made their declaration once more during Minor League Baseball's annual Promotional Seminar. For the second time in as many years, the franchise hoisted a prestigious Golden Bobblehead Award.

  • RailRiders 2014 Community Report
    Moosic, Pa. - Coming together for the greater good. All baseball teams try to accomplish it on the field. In the case of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) - the off-the-field efforts in that same vein added up to a whole lot of good to date in 2014.

  • Mandalay Announces Pending Sale of Ownership Interest in RailRiders
    Moosic, Pa. - Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement with SWB Investors LLC for the sale of its 50% interest in the SWB RailRiders franchise (Triple-A/New York Yankees). The principals of SWB Investors LLC include David Abrams, David Blitzer, Grant Cagle and Michael Hisler. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approvals of the International League and Minor League Baseball and the review of the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. All local team management, including team president and general manager Rob Crain, will remain in place following the closing of the transaction.

  • RailRiders Close Out Season with Sweep of IronPigs
    Moosic, PA. - As the 2014 odyssey officially came to a close, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) made sure they went out with a bang. Heavy rain Sunday forced the suspension of a 1-1 game, bringing about an impromptu twinbill on the season's final day. Rob Refsnyder capped the first contest with a walk-off double for a 2-1 win, while Austin Romine's two-run home run spotlighted 4-1 victory in game two.

  • RailRiders and IronPigs Suspended Due to Rain
    Moosic, PA. - For the second straight day, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' (Philadelphia Phillies) Tyler Henson provided a big hit. This time, it came in the form of a game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning to even Sunday's contest at 1-1. A half inning later, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) got some help from an unexpected source - Mother Nature.

  • RailRiders Cough Up Two-Run Lead and Fall in Extras
    Allentown, PA. - A man the wasn't in the original lineup provided the big hit Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park. Tyler Henson pinch-ran for Reid Brignac in the ninth inning and, after two innings of scoreless baseball, laced a two-out triple off the left-center field wall. A base hit by Cam Perkins followed to give the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) the 3-2 walk-off win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) in 11 innings Saturday night. The loss dropped the RailRiders to a seasons worst 10-games under .500 and finished the road portion of the RailRiders' 144-game schedule.

  • Gose, Herd Stampede RailRiders
    Moosic, PA. - Anthony Gose homered, doubled and drove in six runs as the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) pounded the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) to the beat of an 11-3 loss Thursday night at PNC Field. The lopsided loss handed the season series to Buffalo's top satellite, with the Bisons claiming 9 of the 16 total meetings, and also gave the Herd the three-game series win, 3-2.

  • Roller, RailRiders Notch TwinBill Split
    Moosic, PA. - Playing their second doubleheader in five days, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) fought to a twinbill split with the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) Wednesday night at PNC Field. Game one went the way of Toronto's top satellite; Brett Wallace and Dan Johnson combined to drive in four runs in a five-run seventh inning that resulted in a 6-5 loss. Game two went the way of the local nine, as the RailRiders (66-73) built a big six-run lead en route to an 8-3 victory. The win moved the RailRiders to 2-2-6 on doubleheaders this season.

  • Pirela Named Year-End IL All-Star
    Moosic, Pa. - Jose Pirela's 2014 season has had the talented hitter soar to heights previously unseen on his career. Today, he can add another accolade to the list. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' (Triple-A/New York Yankees) versatile leadoff man was named the International League's All-Star second baseman on the year-end squad.

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