Students Pack RailRiders Matinee Game

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MOOSIC, Pa. -- The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took on the Buffalo Bisons in an early matinee matchup on Wednesday.

Students from around our viewing area packed the seats.

School buses were lined up outside the stadium, and students from all across the area filed into PNC field for a 10:35 a.m. first pitch at the ballpark, and the weather certainly cooperated.

"It's a beautiful day. There's a nice little breeze here. The kids are excited. It's a nice break right after PSSAs. This is awesome," said teacher Greg Cechak.

This was all part of a field trip for STEM school day.

"We got lucky on one of the nicest days, 80-degree weather. It's really fun," said Andrew Bosi, Penn Kidder Campus.

Students from Lake-Lehman even got to take a few hacks in the virtual reality batting cage.

Kids weren't the only ones who decided to take in some baseball on an 80-degree day.

"Looked at the weather. The weather looked great. I said, 'Let's go for it. Let's have lunch at the RailRiders game,'" said Robert Roskow.

Fans at PNC Field were certainly treated to an exciting game. Clint Frazier's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning preserved a 3-2 RailRiders win.


  • tentative77562308

    The teachers got paid to see a free ballgame. One more perk along with snow days, two hour delays, three months off in the summer, nearly every holiday on the calendar, spring break, winter break, wages and benefits well above the local average……..

    • J (@ds18301)

      If you really believe that it is such a paradise, please: go spend the $140,000+ to go to college, pass the courses (why don’t you do chemistry or math — we need more teachers there (and good luck passing those classes), lose 4-5 years of wages (so that brings the cost to about $300,000, not including interest on student loans). Then go and teach in the modern school environment where every failure of students to perform is now always considered the teacher’s fault. Good luck.

      • E

        @J wow what complete and total bull*hit! Lost wages? Are you fuc*ing serious? You are adding the money you THOUGHT you would earn into your student loan costs? Is that the way you excuse your stupid life decisions, by exaggerating your student loan debt? Or maybe it’s the only way you can defend your profession. You are a true NEPA local, through and through. You claim 140,000 dollars was spent for a four year teaching degree. Where did you attend? So based on your logic I can choose an arbitrary number for my lost earning while at Penn State? Your outlook is very convenient for your profession and your pathetic region. Lol. I have to ask, why would you earn a college degree and live in chain smoking, alcoholic, white trash NEPA?

  • J (@ds18301)

    Losing a day of school to go to a baseball game (at taxpayer expense)?? So where’s the outrage from all you who screamed about the students who participated in a 15 minute tribute to the Parkland shooting victims?? Sad.

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