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Rochester Walks off against IronPigs

September 2, 2018 - International League (IL) - Lehigh Valley IronPigs News Release

A walk-off home run by Zander Wiel lifted the Red Wings to a 6-5 victory at Frontier Field.

The IronPigs built a 2-0 lead in the top of the first against Omar Bencomo. Collin Cowgill got the scoring going with a RBI double his 16th of the year. Two batters later, Joey Meneses singled to make it 2-0 IronPigs.

The Red Wings went on to score four unanswered runs against Tom Eshelman in the second and third. Eshelman went six-innings and allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out seven. It is the third time in 2018 that Eshelman has stuck out seven or more batters.

Trailing 4-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Danny Ortiz provided another go-ahead hit for the Pigs. Ortiz blasted a three-run home run to center field to give the IronPigs a 5-4 lead.

Ben Lively was first out of the pen in relief of Eshelman who left in line for the win. Lively and Jeff Singer each provided an inning of relief to hold the IronPigs lead at one.

Edgar Garcia (0-1) came on to shut the door but was unable to record an out in the bottom of the ninth. Jon Kramer led off the inning with a double and Wiel the very next batter for Rochester homered to left field to walk-off the game.

The IronPigs wrap up the regular season tomorrow at 1:05 in Rochester. The Pigs will send Ranger Suarez to hill to regular season finale.

The IronPigs will return to Coca-Cola Park on Friday, September 7 for Game 3 of the IL-Divisional Round. Don't forget to wear red to support the Pigs throughout the playoffs, which are presented byProvident Bank. Before the game, 5,000 guests will receive an IronPigs rally towel presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications. Following the game, enjoy a special postgame fireworks display. Get tickets at IronPigsBaseball.com.

The 2018 Season is the IronPigs' 11th season at Coca-Cola Park and 11th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans can get closer to the team than ever before with a Bacon, USA membership -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous 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 the annual holiday party, and more. For more information, go to IronPigsBaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447).


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