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Red Wings Hang on for 4-1 Victory

April 19, 2019 - International League (IL) - Lehigh Valley IronPigs News Release

Rochester Red Wings (5-10) starting pitcher Zack Littell (1-2) earned his first win of the season. He struck out nine batters and guided the Red Wings to a 4-1 victory on Friday night at Coca-Cola Park. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (11-4) dropped their just their second game against the Red Wings this season.

Littell and Ranger Suarez (1-1) breezed through the first two innings before the Red Wings got on the scoreboard in the top of the third. Adam Rosales hit an RBI double off Saurez to score Zander Wiel and give Rochester a 1-0 lead.

Wiel struck again in the top of the fourth inning as he hit a three-run home run off Saurez to give the Wings a 4-0 lead.

Rob Brantly produced the only run of the game for the Pigs, an RBI triple off Littell in the bottom of the fifth inning. Preston Guilmet earned his second save of the season by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning, striking out Gift Ngoepe for the final out after the Pigs had loaded the bases.

Josh Martin pitched two scoreless innings in relief and recorded two strikeouts.

The IronPigs and Red Wings wrap up their series Saturday evening 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.


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