Williams breaks record, Pigs walk off

Nick Williams sets record for 24 straight games with a hit

(Cheryl Pursell)

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | July 5, 2019 11:37 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (42-42) beat the Pawtucket Red Sox (33-51) 3-2 in 11 innings Friday night at Coca-Cola Park. Shane Robinson hit a walk-off sacrifice fly against Bobby Poyner (2-3) to score Andrew Romine and win the game in the bottom of the 11th inning. 

Both teams scored a run in the third inning. Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single off Ramon Rosso to score Gorkys Hernandez and Adam Haseley scored on a sacrifice fly by Robinson. Rosso allowed just one run through 5 1/3 innings. Konnor Wade allowed just one run in five innings in his triple-A debut.  

Nick Williams extended his hitting streak to 24 games by hitting a single off Wade in the bottom of the third inning. He bypassed former IronPig Scott Kingery, who had the record (23) in 2017.  

Pawtucket got a run in the top of the 11th inning as Hernandez scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Owings. Williams tied the game in the bottom of the 11th inning by hitting an RBI double.  

Tyler Gilbert tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Edubray Ramos pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Kyle Dohy earned the win by pitching two scoreless innings in extra innings.  

The IronPigs were 2-for-21 with runners in scoring position and left a team-record 18 runners on-base. Lehigh Valley plays for a series-win over Pawtucket on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.  

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.

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

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