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SPONSORED: IronPigs Edge Out Red Wings in Extra Innings Thriller

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Rochester, New York (September 16, 2023) – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (78-63, 42-26) survived a late surge from the Rochester Red Wings (63-76, 29-37) to grab a 6-5 win in 10 innings on Saturday night at Innovative Field

With two outs in the second inning, Jim Haley legged out a triple for the IronPigs and Drew Ellis followed with a single to plate him, putting the IronPigs ahead 1-0.

Brewer Hicklen doubled the lead for the IronPigs with a solo homer in the sixth, his second of the season for the IronPigs.

Brady Lindsly tied the game for Rochester with a two-run homer in the eighth, only to see the IronPigs get a two-run homer from Drew Ellis, his 13th of the season, and a bases loaded walk to Dustin Peterson to put Lehigh Valley back ahead 5-2.

Down to their final strike with two outs on both occasions, the Red Wings got an RBI single from Erick Mejia and a two-run triple from Frankie Tostado to tie the game at 5-5 in the last of the ninth.

In the 10th, Darick Hall ripped a single to rightfield to plate the placed runner, putting the IronPigs back on top 6-5. Andrew Bellatti (S, 5) allowed just a walk in the bottom of the 10th, stranding two runners on to convert the save and clinch the 6-5 victory.

Luis Ortiz (4-1) was credited with the win for the IronPigs, allowing three runs in 1.2 innings on three hits and a walk, striking out two.

Hobie Harris (2-3) suffered the loss for the Red Wings, allowing the placed runner (unearned) to score on two hits and a walk, striking out one.

While he didn’t factor into the decision, Drew Hutchison was marvelous for the IronPigs. Hutchison went 7.1 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and two walks, striking out five.

The IronPigs wrap up their series with the Red Wings on Sunday, September 17 with first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m.

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