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PawSox Drop Their 7th in a Row

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ALLENTOWN, PA – The PawSox plated a run in the 9th inning, but fell for the 7th straight game in a 6-1 loss to Lehigh Valley Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park.


Left hander Drake Britton made his Triple-A debut for the PawSox Tuesday night against the reigning International League Pitcher of the Year from 2012, Tyler Cloyd, from Lehigh Valley.


Both were sharp to start. Britton ran into his first bit of trouble in the 3rd as the IronPigs got back-to-back singles to start the inning. After a strikeout, Freddy Galvis singled to load the bases. But Britton buckled down and struck out a pair to get out of the inning unscathed.


The game stayed scoreless until the bottom of the 5th. Michael Martinez and Cesar Hernandez led off with singles before being sacrificed to second and third. Bringing the infield in, the PawSox tried to get an out at the plate, but Martinez beat the throw home making it a 1-0 game. A strikeout later, Erik Kratz doubled down the left field line to increase the lead to 2-0.


In the 6th, Britton issued a walk before a pop up fell in fair territory down the right field line with one out. Hernandez then ripped a two-run triple and scored on a sacrifice fly to bring the IronPigs lead to 5-0.


Britton exited the game after the two-run triple and was tagged for all five runs allowing 10 hits with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. Brock Huntzinger followed with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief with three strikeouts.


Just signed out of the Independent Atlantic League, Eric Niesen allowed a one out double in the 8th before Asche drove him home with a fielder's choice to bring the tally to 6-0.


Trying to stave off being shutout, Mark Hamilton doubled to start the PawSox 9th and would score on a sacrifice fly by Jeremy Hazelbaker to bring the score to its eventual final, 6-1.


The PawSox will conclude their series with Lehigh Valley Wednesday night at 7:05pm at Coca-Cola Park. Pawtucket will face right hander Ethan Martin (9-4, 4.81) of the IronPigs.      


Pawtucket will return to McCoy Stadium for a four game homestand prior to the All-Star Break against Rochester beginning Thursday at 7:05pm through Sunday July 14th

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