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RailRiders Get the Victory on Thursday

September 22, 2022 - International League (IL) - Lehigh Valley IronPigs News Release

(Allentown, PA) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (79-64) defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (74-69) 8-7 on Thursday evening at Coca-Cola Park.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored two runs against Trevor Bettencourt in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Ronald Guzman hit a sacrifice fly that scored Anthony Volpe and Chris Owings hit an RBI single that scored Ben Rortvedt. Bettencourt pitched just one inning for Lehigh Valley.

Jonathan Hennigan pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Bettencourt. James Marvel pitched two scoreless innings after Hennigan, and Braeden Ogle pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Johan Camargo hit a three-run home run against Deivi Garcia in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Lehigh Valley a 3-2 lead. The home run for Camargo was his second with the IronPigs.

Dustin Peterson hit a two-run double against Jose Mujica (3-1) in the bottom of the fifth inning to extend Lehigh Valley's lead to 5-2. The RailRiders tied the game at 5-5 against Tayler Scott in the top of the sixth inning. Tyler Wade hit an RBI single that scored Armando Alvarez and Michael Beltre hit a two-run single that scored Owings and Wade.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh inning. Erik Miller (0-1) issued a walk to Blake Perkins with the bases loaded that scored Alvarez. Rortvedt homered against Michael Kelly in the top of the eighth inning to give the RailRiders a 7-5 lead. Estevan Florial added an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning against Ofreidy Gomez that scored Perkins and gave the RailRiders an 8-5 lead.

Luke Bard earned his second save of the season for the RailRiders despite allowing two runs to the IronPigs. Ali Castillo scored on a passed ball and Vito Friscia scored on a fielder's choice.

The IronPigs and RailRiders continue their series on Friday evening at Coca-Cola Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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