Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) could not overcome an early deficit and dropped Game Three of the International League Governors' Cup Championship Series to the Durham Bulls 6-2 on Thursday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders (1-2) must win the next two games against the Bulls (2-1) to capture their second straight Cup.
Chance Adams (0-1) allowed three runs on three hits across four innings. He issued three walks and struck out six. Brent Honeywell (1-0) struck out 10 over six scoreless frames, yielding five hits and a walk.
The Bulls grabbed a 2-0 lead on a home run to center field by Shane Peterson in the second inning. From there, they plated another run in the fourth and built a 6-0 lead with three in the seventh.
SWB came back with two runs in the home half of the seventh thanks to a double by Mason Williams and a productive groundout by Donovan Solano .
Solano finished with two hits. Garrett Cooper and Jonathan Diaz also came away with two hits.
Game Four of the GCSS at PNC Field is set for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch on Friday, September 15. The RailRiders are expected to start right-hander Brady Lail (6-5, 5.17). Right-hander Burch Smith (2-1, 1.65) will throw for the Bulls. SWB will host the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game on Tuesday, Sept. 19. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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