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Ouch: IronPigs take five of six over SWB

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre surrendered four home runs on Sunday.
Ryan LaMarre went 1-for-4 Sunday and stole home, but SWB fell in the series finale against Lehigh Valley. (Tim Dougherty)
June 5, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (June 5, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were defeated by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 12-4 on Sunday afternoon. The RailRiders are now a season-worst 15 games below .500. Darick Hall plated a run on a sacrifice fly to give Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead in the first against RailRiders

MOOSIC, PA (June 5, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were defeated by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 12-4 on Sunday afternoon. The RailRiders are now a season-worst 15 games below .500.

Darick Hall plated a run on a sacrifice fly to give Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead in the first against RailRiders opener Vinny Nittoli. The 31-year-old right-hander Nittoli allowed that one run over two innings of work with four strikeouts in his second start this year.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tied the score in the third on a double steal of second and home. Estevan Florial swiped second for his team-high 15thstolen base of the season while Ryan LaMarre came home. LaMarre went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his first home start since May 1.

Lehigh Valley exploded for seven runs in the fourth on three home runs to break the game open at 8-1. Matt Vierling hit a three-run big fly in the frame and finished the game 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits.

After the IronPigs plated another tally in the fifth, SWB scored twice in the bottom of the inning. Greg Bird smacked a run-scoring single to right and José Peraza hit a sacrifice fly for his team-leading 20thRBI of the season to make it 9-3 Lehigh Valley. Peraza went 2-for-3 today and finished the series 7-for-13.

The IronPigs scored three more runs in the seventh and the RailRiders got one back in the eighth for a 12-4 final. Jeff Singer (2-1) earned the victory out of Lehigh Valley’s bullpen. Matt Krook (1-5) suffered the loss for SWB.

With the loss, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre dropped the series five games to one against the IronPigs. The RailRiders now head on the road for a six-game series in Syracuse starting on Tuesday night. All the action can be heard onswbrailriders.com.