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LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — After recording just four hits and one run in the first five innings, the RailRiders compiled eight hits and eight runs in the final four innings as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blasted the Louisville Bats 9-2 Sunday at Louisville Slugger Field.

The RailRiders captured the lead in the first inning when Dan Johnson hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Adonis Garcia to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 1-0 advantage.

After Louisville scored two in the third, the RailRiders reclaimed the lead in the top of the sixth when Randy Ruiz ripped a three-run homer.

Corey Patterson added an RBI double and Thomas Neal scored on a wild pitch, as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored five runs and gained a 6-2 lead in the top of the sixth.

The RailRiders remained hot in the top of the eighth. Jose Pirela smacked an RBI single and Adonis Garcia tacked on an RBI double to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a seven-run advantage.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bullpen secured the victory, allowing just three hits and no runs in the last five innings of the game.

Josh Spence earned the win on the mound, allowing one hit and striking out two in two innings of work.

The RailRiders will try to complete a four-game sweep of Louisville at 7:05 p.m. today at Louisville Slugger Field.

RailRiders 9, Bats 2



Garcia lf`5`1`2`2`Hamilton cf`4`1`1`1

Harris ss`5`0`1`0`Burriss ss`4`0`1`1

Mustelier 3b`4`1`0`0`Ludwick lf`3`0`0`0

Johnson 1b`4`1`0`1`Fellhauer lf`1`0`0`0

Ruiz dh`5`1`1`3`Perez dh`4`0`2`0

Murphy c`5`2`2`0`Soto 1b`4`0`0`0

Neal rf`5`1`3`0`Phipps rf`4`0`0`0

Patterson cf`4`1`2`1`Ashley c`3`0`0`0

Pirela 2b`4`1`1`1`Donald 2b`3`1`2`0

“Negron 3b`2`0`0`0




E: LOU — Hamilton (5), Burriss (8). LOB: SWB 7, LOU 4. TEAM RISP: SWB 5-for-16, LOU 2-for-5. 2B: SWB — Harris (1), Neal (16), Murphy (13), Patterson (4), Garcia (8); LOU — Donald (12), Whitley (20). HR: SWB — Ruiz (14).





Spence (W, 1-1)`2`1`0`0`0`2



Reineke (L, 8-9)`5.1`7`6`4`1`2



Umpires: HP — Chad Whitson; 1B — Jon Saphire; 3B — A.J. Johnson.

T— 2:41

A— 8,637

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