CHARLOTTE, NC (April 15, 2018) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders beat the Charlotte Knights 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in a six-inning, rain-shortened game. The RailRiders took a 4-0 lead and held on to win three of four in the series at BB&T Ballpark.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre plated three runs in the top of the third against T.J. House. Abiatal Avelino reached on a single and scored on a sac fly by L.J. Mazzilli. Two batters later, Kyle Higashioka doubled in Gleyber Torres for a 2-0 lead. Mike Ford singled home Higashioka for a three-run edge.
Zack Zehner hit a solo home run off of House to lead off the fourth inning. It was Zehner's second home run of the season; both of which have come in this series.
The Knights scored three times in the bottom of the fourth off reliever Brody Koerner. Jose Rondon reached on an infield single and scored on a sacrifice fly from Patrick Leonard. Juan Perez hit a two-run home run to right off Koerner to cut the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead to one.
In the top of the sixth, rain began to fall and the game went into a delay. After a delay of slightly over 40 minutes, the game was called and ruled complete.
Koerner (1-0) earned the win, working four innings and allowing three runs on four hits. House (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits over five-plus innings.
The RailRiders continue this seven-day swing south on Monday evening in Gwinnett against the Stripers, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Chance Adams is slated to start against Kolby Allard with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Follow along with all the action on The Game NEPA's Sports Radio, online at swbrailriders.com and on the RadioBold and TuneIn Radio Apps, with coverage starting at 6:35 p.m. The RailRiders return home on Friday, April 20, to begin a six-game homestand.
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