Stassi Homers, But Pigs Fall 6-1

Loss Forces Must Win Game Sunday Afternoon


By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | September 9, 2017 9:53 PM ET

The IronPigs (1-2) fell 6-1 in game three to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Saturday night at PNC Field in Moosic, PA.

Brock Stassi scored the Pigs lone run when the first baseman drilled a solo home run over the right field wall to give the Pigs the early 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. It was Stassi and the Pigs first home run of the postseason.

The RailRiders then went on to score six unanswered runs to defeat the Pigs 6-1.

In the bottom of the fourth, Donavan Solano tied the game with a RBI double to left, scoring Mason Williams to put the RailRiders on the board. After advancing to third, Solano scored on a Miguel Andujar sacrifice fly to center field to give the RailRiders a 2-1 edge.

The RailRiders added a run in the fifth and seventh inning, but did the most damage with a Billy McKinney two-run home run in the sixth.

The Pigs were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and stranded 12 runners on base.

The best-of-five series continues with game four against the RailRiders Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. at PNC Field. The Pigs will send right-hander Jacob Waguespack (3-2, 3.65) against the RailRiders, who will send right-hander Nestor Cortes (2-4, 1.49).

Single-game playoff tickets and playoff packs are on sale now by clicking here, by calling 610-841-PIGS (7447) or in-person at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Groups interesting in booking hospitality areas for playoff games are encouraged to call 610-841-PIGS (7447) to inquire about availability. 

 The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross. The IronPigs playoffs are presented by Provident Bank. 


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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