Allentown, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) scored in the first inning and never trailed en route to a 4-2 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Friday night at Coca-Cola Park. The win evens the best-of-five first round series and ends a six-game losing streak for the RailRiders (1-1). The IronPigs (1-1) saw their seven-game winning streak expire with the loss.
Chance Adams (1-0) protected the early lead and pitched around five hits and four walks to throw five innings. He allowed two runs and struck out five. Nick Rumbelow earned the save by retiring seven straight hitters to end the game. He struck out four, including the side in the ninth.
SWB scored twice in the first inning against Elniery Garcia (0-1). Mason Williams opened the game with a double and scored on a single by Billy McKinney . Williams came back in the third with a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Donovan Solano brought him in with a single for a 3-0 lead.
After Lehigh Valley cut the deficit to one at 3-2 in the last of the third, the RailRiders answered in the fifth. Williams again reached with a leadoff single, quickly stole second and scored on Miguel Andujar's second double of the night.
Andujar finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.
The RailRiders return to PNC Field to host the IronPigs for Game Three (A) on Saturday, September 9 at 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Brady Lail 6-5, 5.17) is scheduled to face right-hander Henderson Alvarez (2-0, 2.84). 2017 playoff tickets are on sale! The RailRiders will donate $1 for every playoff ticket purchased to Hurricane Harvey Relief. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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