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RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29

RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29
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From a press release:

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have partnered with T-Mobile to host the first Community Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, July 29.

100 participants will have the chance to swing for the fences to win prizes from T-Mobile and the team starting at 6 p.m.

“We are looking forward to bringing this great new event to PNC Field,” said Katie Beekman, the general manager of the RailRiders.

“T-Mobile is a tremendous partner, including their support of our Hometown Heroes program and now this Community Home Run Derby. We really do think fans will have a great time with this new event and the chance to hit home runs like our RailRiders.”

Registration is open to the first 20 participants in five age groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-30, 31-35, and ages 36 and up. Each participant will receive 15 swings, and a variety of targets will be placed around the field, with points accrued based on distance. The top three point-winners from each category will move on to the final round. One champion will be crowned in each of the five age groups.

Hopeful participants can register now; contestants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis based on age groupings. Visit to register on the T-Mobile Community Home Run Derby page.

The RailRiders are playing in Worcester through July 4 and opening a seven-game, six-day set against the Syracuse Mets on July 6. Single-game tickets for the upcoming homestand are available now at

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Moosic. They play in the Northeast Division of the newly-formed Triple-A East and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. PNC Field (formerly Lackawanna County Stadium) has been their home since 1989.

The team was known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons from 1989-2006 and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from 2007-2012. The franchise has won two Governors’ Cup championships and one Triple-A National Championship. Since 2012, the team is owned by SWB Yankees, LLC, and was previously owned by the Lackawanna County Stadium Authority.

See exciting moments and player highlights from RailRiders games at PNC Field in NEPA Scene’s new RailRiders Photoblog.

Photo of Miguel Andújar by Jason Riedmiller Photography/NEPA Scene