Darrick Hall came through in the clutch Wednesday night with a RBI single off Anthony Banda (0-1) in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (74-68) to a 4-3 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (78 -64).

Hall moved one step closer to the IronPigs’ single-season home run record when he hit a game-tying two-run home run against Johnny Britt in the bottom of the first inning. Hall’s home run was his 27th of the season, tying the Lehigh Valley record with 29 home runs.

The RailRiders scored their lone run off Michael Plassmeyer in the top of the fourth inning when Ryan LaMarr followed with an RBI single that scored Chris Owings and cut Lehigh Valley’s lead to 2-1. Plassmeier was strong through six innings as he allowed just one run on five hits with five strikeouts.

Griff McGarry left the team in the top of the seventh inning for Lehigh Valley, striking out two batters. Former RailRider Vinny Nittoli entered the game in relief in the top of the eighth inning. The RailRiders took a 3-2 lead on home runs by Owings and Ben Rortvedt.

Jorge Bonifacio tied the game at 3-3 for Lehigh Valley in the bottom of the eighth inning when he hit an RBI single off Jacob Barnes that scored Dustin Peterson. Michael Kelly (2-2) earned the win for Lehigh Valley as he struck out three batters in one inning of work.

Next: The IronPigs and RailRiders continue their streak Thursday night at Coca-Cola Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m


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