PawSox Comeback Kids Win in Walk-off at McCoy

PawSox news release…

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The PawSox used some more of their comeback magic scoring twice in the 9th inning to beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2-1, their 7th walk-off win of the season, in front of 5,861 fans at McCoy Stadium Monday Night.

 

Allen Webster, coming off of three straight victories, allowed a one-out solo homer to Corey Patterson two batters into the game to make it 1-0.

 

That would be his only hiccup of the ballgame. The righty would toss eight innings for the first time all season allowing just the one run on two hits while walking three and striking out five. He threw 98 pitches, 63 for strikes.

 

But, he was matched pitch for pitch by RailRiders starter Brett Marshall. After Jackie Bradley Jr. singled to start the first, Marshall retired the next 17 batters he faced. He would end the night after seven strong allowing just a pair of hits while matching a career high with nine strikeouts.

 

Pawtucket trailed 1-0 into the bottom of the 9th and had had just three base runners in the game to that point. But in the 9th, Jeremy Hazelbaker led off with a walk, Bradley Jr. doubled to left and Brock Holt was hit by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out. Ryan Lavarnway followed with a game-tying sacrifice fly as well as move Bradley Jr. to third. The next man up was Mark Hamilton who rode the count full before blistering a single into right scoring the game winning run.

 

It was the PawSox 15th victory in their final at-bat. 

 

The PawSox will conclude their series and go for a series sweep over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday at 7:05pm. Pawtucket will send Steven Wright (7-7, 3.76) to the hill against Graham Stoneburner (3-5, 4.98) of the RailRiders.  

 

The first 3,000 young fans – aged 14 & under – coming to McCoy Tuesday to see the PawSox host Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will receive a PawSox Football.  The mini-football is compliments of MetLife Home & Auto and WEEI-FM.