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Two Down: SWB swept in doubleheader Wednesday

Mets take two from RailRiders by 3-2 and 3-0 finals
Phillip Evans had two hits and scored a run in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader. (Cheryl Pursell)
June 8, 2022

SYRACUSE, NY (June 8, 2022) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was swept in a doubleheader by the Syracuse Mets on Wednesday night, falling 3-2 in nine innings and dropping the nightcap 3-0. The RailRiders took a 1-0 lead off Mets lefty Thomas Szapucki in the second inning of game one. Jose Peraza singled

SYRACUSE, NY (June 8, 2022) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was swept in a doubleheader by the Syracuse Mets on Wednesday night, falling 3-2 in nine innings and dropping the nightcap 3-0.

The RailRiders took a 1-0 lead off Mets lefty Thomas Szapucki in the second inning of game one. Jose Peraza singled home Phillip Evans for the early edge. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added a run in the third when Ryan LaMarre scored on a double by Miguel Andujar to extend the lead for starter JP Sears.

Syracuse tallied a run on a walk and a single in the bottom of the third, cutting the SWB lead down to 2-1.

Sears worked five innings, striking out three and walking one while limiting the Mets to two hits.

The Mets pinned a blown save on Greg Weissert with a run in the bottom of the seventh when JT Riddle scored on a sac fly. After a scoreless eighth, Syracuse’s Travis Blankenhorn doubled in the pace-of-play runner in the bottom of the ninth for the walk off win.

Trevor Lane (0-2) took the loss while RJ Alvarez (2-3) garnered the win. Phillip Evans had two hits and a run scored to lead the RailRiders in game one.

In game two, Hayden Wesneski and Tim Adleman dueled for two innings, but the Mets tagged Wesneski for three runs in the third. With two outs. Luke Ritter walked and Dominic Smith singled. Daniel Palka followed with a home run to right center on the first pitch of his at bat.

Adleman and reliever Tommy Hunter combined to no-hit the RailRiders over five and two-thirds, but Estevan Florial drilled a double to straightaway center in the sixth for the only Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hit.

Hunter worked two scoreless (1-0) for the win and Bryce Montes de Oca pitched a perfect seventh for his first save with the Mets. Wesneski (1-6) suffered the loss, despite allowing just the three runs on four hits over five innings.

The RailRiders and Mets continue their series on Thursday evening at 6:35 P.M. Ryan Weber gets the call for the RailRiders against the Mets, who counter with lefty Mike Montgomery.