Pigs erase eight-run deficit, top Pawtucket

Nick Williams extends hitting streak to record-tying 23 games

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By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | July 4, 2019 10:34 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (41-42) scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox (33-51) 12-10 on Thursday night. Jan Hernandez hit a walk-off three-run home run off Jordan Weems (0-1) to cap off the rally.

Austin Listi got the IronPigs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning as he hit an RBI single off Ryan Weber. The PawSox scored five runs off Cole Irvin in the top of the second inning to take a 5-1 lead. Cole Sturgeon hit a two-run single that was followed up by a three-run home run by Oscar Hernandez. 

Mitch Walding hit an RBI single off Weber to score Ali Castillo in the bottom of the second inning. Castillo hit at two-out triple in the prior at-bat. Pawtucket grabbed another run against Irvin in the top of the fourth inning as Chris Owings hit a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 6-2. 

Irvin was chased out of the game with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. Jantzen Witte homered and Hernandez hit a two-run double to give Pawtucket a 9-2 lead. Connor Brogdon gave up a two-run double to Owings that gave the PawSox a 10-2 lead. 

Walding hit a two-run home run off Domingo Tapia in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 10-4. Williams extended his hitting streak to 23 games by hitting a two-run home run off Dan Runzler in the bottom of the seventh inning. The home run cut Lehigh Valley's lead to 10-6. 

Tom Windle (7-1) pitched two scoreless innings and recorded three strikeouts to earn the win. 

The Pigs and PawSox play on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park. 

The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via Facebook.com/LHVIronPigs

The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

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