MOOSIC, PA (August 10, 2019) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders topped the Gwinnett Stripers, 3-1, Saturday night at PNC Field. Josh Maciejewski made his Triple-A debut, and the RailRiders broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the seventh inning to jump ahead of the Stripers for good.
Maciejeweski turned in an incredible outing in his Triple-A debut for the RailRiders. The left-hander threw 6.0 innings, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out six against the IL's best team. A 10th round pick of the Yankees in 2018 out of UNC Charlotte, Maciejeweski was promoted to the RailRiders late Sunday night and hopped on an early-morning Saturday morning from Single-A Charleston to arrive at PNC Field for the game. The start against Gwinnett was the first game that the Mooresville, N.C. native had made above Class A-Advanced in his career.
The Stripers got their lone run against Maciejeweski in the first inning on a Lucas Duda sacrifice fly. The RailRiders starter settled down over his final five innings pitched but got a no-decision in the game.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third when Billy Burns doubled and Clint Frazier plated Burns on a groundout.
In the bottom of the seventh, the RailRiders took the lead on back-to-back doubles by Erik Kratz and Ryan McBroom. Two batters later, McBroom scored when Mandy Alvarez hit into a double play and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre extended the lead to 3-1.
The triumphant pitching arm for the RailRiders was Kaleb Ort (4-0) over 1.2 innings of work and Wes Parsons (2-3) over 3.0 innings took the loss for the Stripers.
The RailRiders conclude the series against the Gwinnett Stripers Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m
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