MOOSIC — It was the perfect way for a community to come together.
Thanks to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and residents of Greater Pittston, the Greater Pittston community was treated to a night just for them on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders hosted the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The special community night featured several attractions.
A pair of Pittston Area cheerleaders — seniors Alex McKitish and Kallie Healey — threw out the first pitch prior to the game. Jenkins Township Little League player Jack Long also tossed a first pitch.
The cheerleaders led several cheers prior to the game. There were in-game elements and festivities throughout the night highlighting the community. Businesses from Greater Pittston were scattered throughout the concourse.
Not only did the community get a chance to spend some time together, the game wasn’t so bad, either. The RailRiders found themselves down 2-0 after the first inning. Once the ninth rolled around, the local team had tied the game at three. After three extra innings, Aaron Judge singled home Rico Noel for the walk-off winner in the bottom of the 12th inning.