New York Yankees: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Win 2016 Triple-A National Championship

The New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have won the 2016 National Triple-A Championship.

The New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate have just capped off the ending to a magical run that won them 91 games and has awarded them with the National Championship.

Following a victory three days ago in the Governors’ Cup to win the International league title, the RailRiders had to prove their worth on Tuesday night against the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas.

That they did.

In a one game “winner take all” matchup, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored their runs early and let the pitching handle the rest.

Jordan Montgomery started the game and gave Scranton five dazzling innings giving up only one run.

Following the departure of Montgomery, Johnny Barbato, and Phil Coke combined for three strong innings to keep the game in a save situation for Scranton closer, Giovanny Gallegos.

Gallegos would enter the game for the top of the ninth and do exactly what he has done all season, complete the save.

The final out of the game was a line drive to right field caught to Yankees top prospect, Clint Frazier who was 2-for-4 tonight.

First baseman Chris Parmelee would receive the honors of the game MVP award thanks to his three-run home run in the first inning that would prove to be the RailRiders only runs of the game.

This is the first ever Triple-A National Championship for Scranton, so it will be one that the franchise will never forget.


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