SWB RailRiders commit 4 errors in loss

Times Leader | April 20th, 2017 10:22 pm - updated: 10:22 pm.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders suffered a 9-1 setback in their Thursday night series finale against the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field.

SWB (6-7) still won the series, taking two of three, while Louisville (6-8) snapped a five-game losing streak at home.

The RailRiders’ lone run gave them a 1-0 lead when Ruben Tejada’s single plated Donovan Solano in the second inning.

The Bats took control from there, plating three in the second, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.

The highlight blows were delivered by Juan Perez. The lead-off man connected on an inside-the-park homer in the fourth and cleared the fences with a solo shot in the sixth.

SWB committed a season-worst four errors and only three of Louisville’s nine runs were earned.

Reliever Evan Mitchell (1-1) got the win and Luis Cessa (1-2) suffered the loss.

The RailRiders’ road trip shifts to Indianapolis for a three-game series against the Indians, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ affiliate. It gets underway at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Victory Field with SWB right-hander Chad Green (1-1, 3.00) opposing fellow righty Josh Lindblom (0-1, 3.27). The RailRiders return home on Tuesday to host Louisville at PNC Field at 6:35 p.m.

Louisville 9, RailRiders 1

RailRiders`AB`R`H`BI

Wade ss`4`0`0`0

Frazier lf`4`0`1`0

Fowler cf`4`0`1`0

Refsnyder 1b`4`0`1`0

Solano 2b`4`1`1`0

Williams rf`4`0`1`0

Tejada 3b`4`0`2`1

Culver dh`3`0`1`0

Rodriguez c`3`0`0`0

Totals`34`1`8`1

Louisville`AB`R`H`BI

Perez ss`5`2`3`2

Herrera 2b`4`1`1`1

Elizalde rf`3`1`0`1

Mejias-Brn 1b`5`1`2`0

Winker dh`2`0`1`1

Ervin lf`4`0`1`1

Brantly c`4`1`0`0

Dixon 3b`4`2`2`1

Amaral cf`4`1`0`0

Totals`35`9`10`7

RailRiders`010`000`000`—`1

Louisville`030`213`00x`—`9

E: Wade 2 (3), Solano (1), Fowler (1). LOB: RailRiders 6, Louisville 7. 2B: Refsnyder (4), Frazier (5), Winker (4), Mejias-Brean (1). HR: Perez 2 (4), Dixon (2). SF: Winker. CS: Herrera (2).

RailRiders`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Cessa (L, 1-2)`4.0 `6`5`1`4`0

Gurka `2.0 `4`4`2`0`3

Heller `2.0 `0`0`0`0`2

Louisville`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Routt `4.0`4`1`1`0`1

Mitchell (W, 1-1)`3.0`3`0`0`0`3

Luetge `1.0`1`0`0`0`1

Chacin `1.0`0`0`0`0`0

T: 2:31. Att: 5,117.

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