Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 at 10:22pm
Segedin powers RailRiders past G-Braves
By staff reports
LAWRENCEVILLE -– Newly-promoted third baseman Rob Segedin, playing in just his second Triple-A game, went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (49-54) to a 7-0 rout of the Gwinnett Braves (46-58) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field.
Segedin staked the RailRiders to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. John Ryan Murphy drew a one-out walk from right-hander Aaron Northcraft, moved to second on a groundout and scored on Segedin’s RBI single.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre extended their lead with four runs on one hit in the sixth inning. After a walk and two errors loaded the bases, Segedin clubbed his first career Triple-A home run off right-hander Pedro Beato. The grand slam gave the RailRiders a commanding 5-0 lead.
The Gwinnett bullpen ran into more trouble in the top of the seventh. Left-hander Luis Avilan allowed a one-out double to Adonis Garcia and back-to-back walks to Kyle Roller and Murphy to load the bases. Austin Romine pushed the lead to 7-0 with a two-run single up the middle.
The late offensive outburst was more than enough for the RailRiders’ staff as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Right-hander Bryan Mitchell (W, 1-1) was dominant over 5.0 scoreless innings to earn his first win. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out three. Relievers Tyler Webb, Rich Hill and Danny Burawa added 4.0 scoreless frames to preserve the victory.
Northcraft (L, 0-4) suffered the loss for the G-Braves. He tossed 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, one earned run on six hits. He walked two and struck out a Triple-A season high six batters.
Phil Gosselin paced the attack for the G-Braves, going 3-for-4 on the night. Joey Terdoslavich saw his 12-game hitting streak snapped as he went 0-for-4.
In addition to Segedin’s big night, the RailRiders were also led by Rob Refsnyder, who went 3-for-5 with a double.
The Gwinnett Braves and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders play game three of the four-game series on Wednesday night, first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Kanekoa Texeira (1-2, 3.95) will start for the G-Braves, while the RailRiders will counter with right-hander Chris Leroux (2-2, 5.08). Tony Schiavone will have the play-by-play call beginning at 6:20 p.m. on WDUN.com, GwinnettBraves.com, Tune-In Radio and the MiLB First Pitch app.
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