PRINCETON, W.Va. — The Burlington Royals lost a pair of Appalachian League baseball games Sunday, the first in walk-off fashion.

The Princeton Rays won 3-2 and 13-4 at Hunnicutt Field.

The first game ended on Wander Franco’s one-out, infield single in the bottom of the seventh.

Austin Lambright (0-3) took the loss after Josh Dye allowed two runs — on Padre Diaz’s two-out, two-run home run in the fifth — in five innings on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Juan Carlos Negret knocked in two runs with a first-inning double for the Royals.

In the second game, Princeton (31-17) scored six runs in the first inning off Bryar Johnson (2-4) and tacked on five more in the third against Ismael Maldonado, who was later charged with two more runs in the fifth.

Princeton’s Vincent Bird clobbered two-run homers in the first and third innings. Jordyn Muffley had a solo shot in the third.

Colby Schultz drove in two runs for Burlington (16-35). The infielder pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth.

Royals shortstop Matt Morales compiled three hits in the twinbill.

The doubleheader was necessary after a postponement the previous weekend in Burlington.

 

International League

At Durham, Mark Payton, Zack Zehner and Tyler Wade all homered in a five-run second inning as the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Durham Bulls 6-3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Stadium, preventing the Bulls from completing a three-game series sweep.

Forrest Snow (5-7) gave up the long balls, though he lasted six innings — coming back after a fifth-inning rain delay.

Starting pitcher Mike King (1-0) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings for the RailRiders (61-56).

Rob Refsnyder homered to lead off the seventh for the Bulls (65-51), while Mac James added a two-out, RBI single in the inning.

Andrew Velazquez began the bottom of the ninth with a homer.