Kingery Sends Pigs To Walk-Off Win In 10th

Second Baseman Extends Hitting Streak To 19 Games

(Cheryl Pursell)

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 21, 2017 9:18 PM

Scott Kingery hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Logan Moore had a three-RBI night as the IronPigs (71-57) defeated the Syracuse Chiefs (48-80) by the score of 4-3 at Coca-Cola Park.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, Scott Kingery drilled a base hit to left-center field to score Moore to give the Pigs a 4-3 walk-off win.

Leading up to the at-bat for Kingery, his 18-game hitting streak was on the line as he had yet to get a base hit in the game. He was awarded a fifth opportunity and he took full advantage of it with the game-winning hit.

The hitting streak for Kingery now rises to 19 games, placing him in sole possession of the longest hitting streak in IronPigs history, trailing just Domonic Brown's 21 game hitting streak from July 21, 2010 through August 1, 2011.

The Pigs jumped out to a 1-0 lead, as Brock Stassi scored on a fielder's choice ground out from Logan Moore in the bottom of the second inning.

Syracuse came back to tie the game with one swing of the bat, as Clint Robinson led off the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run to right field off Pigs starter Tom Eshelman.

Eshelman finished his night tossing six innings, allowing the one run on three hits while striking out five batters on 78 pitches with 55 of those for strikes. The right-hander did not factor into the decision.

Moore then struck again in the bottom half of the inning, giving the Pigs a 3-1 advantage on a two-run triple. With two outs in the frame, Andrew Pullin walked and was followed by a bloop single by Angelo Mora to shallow center field. Moore would triple to right center, caroming off the wall as Pullin and Mora scored.

Pigs reliever Michael Mariot came on in relief of Eshelman in the seventh and was greated with four-consecutive singles by Syracuse to tie the game at 3. Rafael Bautista singled home Neftali Soto for the first run of the frame. The next batter Brandon Snyder pinch hit for Syracuse starter Erick Fedde and sent a sacrifice fly to center field to score Matt Skole.

Carlos Tocci then made the play of the game, limiting the damage in the seventh. Bengie Gonzales flied out to center field, and all runners were moving as they thought the ball would get down. Tocci would catch it and double up Spencer Kieboom at second to end the threat.

For the Pigs, they have now lost 14 of their last 17 games.

The series continues with game two of the four-game series against the Syracuse Chiefs Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park. The Pigs will send right-hander Jose Taveras (2-1, 1.17), and the Chiefs will send right-hander Jacob Turner (1-5, 5.85). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The 2017 Season is the IronPigs 10th Anniversary season at Coca-Cola Park and 10th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The IronPigs are debuting the brand-new Bacon, USA, Membership Program this season -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous new amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to an annual holiday party, an invitation to an exclusive player and coaches photo session and more. For more information, visit ironpigsbaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447). Memberships and group outings are on sale now.

The 2017 IronPigs baseball 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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