Cooper, German power RailRiders over Durham to tie Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When Garrett Cooper stepped up to the plate in the first inning, there were two outs and the bases were loaded. Cooper was still searching for his first hit with the the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, playing in his fourth game with the team. Although the 27-year-old had to grind it out at-bat after […]

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Off to Durham: Kingston native made trip to Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders punched their ticket to the Governors’ Cup Finals after beating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday, Dick Devans knew he couldn’t miss it. He had booked a flight to Durham by Monday afternoon. Devans, a 67-year-old Hanover Township resident and Kingston native, is a game day assistant with […]

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Pitching, defensive miscues sink RailRiders in Game 1 loss in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. — Al Pedrique said the key to success in the Governors’ Cup Finals would be good pitching and good defense. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager was right. However, it was the RailRiders’ shortcomings in both areas that proved to be the difference. The Durham Bulls posted a three-run first inning that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre couldn’t come […]

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Goverors’ Cup Finals Preview: SWB RailRiders taking it one game at a time against Durham Bulls

As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders boarded their bus to head to Durham, N.C., Monday morning, they embarked on what has the potential to be the start of an historic week. The RailRiders are back in the Governors’ Cup finals for a second straight season and by the end of the week, they can lock up not […]

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Survive and advance: Tumultuous 7th inning propels RailRiders to Governors’ Cup finals

MOOSIC — In a matter of minutes, the momentum, the game and the series shifted from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. IronPigs third baseman Hector Gomez started the seventh inning with a lead-off double to the left field wall, but he would get no further on the basepaths after he was called […]

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Brady Lail came through when the RailRiders need him most, delivered 2-1 series lead

MOOSIC — In the pivotal Game 3 of a deadlocked first-round series with the rival Lehigh Valley IronPigs, manager Al Pedrique and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders put the ball, and their faith, in Brady Lail. The 24-year-old right-hander delivered with one of his strongest outings of the season. Lail pitched six innings of one-run baseball, while […]

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RailRiders Weekend Feature: Outfielder Mason Williams is red-hot just in time

Mason Williams’ season has been less than ideal. He started the year on the New York Yankees’ 40-man roster, was called up from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders twice, once in May and another in June, only to get designated for assignment on June 29 before going unclaimed and being outrighted back to Triple-A. But none of […]

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RailRiders Notebook: Governors’ Cup playoffs a blessing for Donovan Solano

ALLENTOWN — Donovan Solano is blessed that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ season hasn’t ended yet. Because if the RailRiders didn’t make the Governors’ Cup playoffs, there’s a good chance he might have been home in Miami with his family right now, in the middle Hurricane Season and as Hurricane Irma heads towards his home state of […]

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Nick Rumbelow powers RailRiders past IronPigs to tie series, 1-1

ALLENTOWN — Nick Rumbelow had Lehigh Valley pinch-hitter Mitch Walding facing an 0-2 count with two on and two out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Then the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders closer uncorked a breaking ball that got away and hit the backstop. Suddenly the IronPigs had two men in scoring position — thanks to […]

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RailRiders watch four-run lead fall apart in 12th-inning playoff loss to IronPigs

ALLENTOWN — By the time it was 11 p.m. and the 11th inning, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ four runs through five innings felt like ages ago. Time and time again the RailRiders escaped late-inning jams — in the eighth and 11th innings — before their tempting with fate came back to bite them. The IronPigs had […]

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