ALLENTOWN — Hoping to forget the heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Durham on Monday, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tried to get back in the win column, but fell 8-4 Tuesday at Lehigh Valley.
The RailRiders (19-18) started things off in the first inning when Dean Anna scored on an Adonis Garcia infield single to put them up 1-0. The IronPigs (20-18) came back hard scoring once in the second with a run from Koyle Hill, who doubled and scored on a Leandro Castro double. They tacked on three with help from a Tyler Henson triple, a Maikel Franco double, a Darin Ruf single and a balk.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored one run in the top of the fourth off a sac fly by Antoan Richardson, plating Jose Pirela to make it 4-2, but Lehigh Valley scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth from Ronny Cedeno and Tyson Gilles, who both singled and scored on a Franco double to increase the lead to 6-2.
Steve Susdorf scored from second base off a single from Cedeno, and Matt Tolbert scored thanks to an interference by error from shortstop Anna to make it an 8-2 game. That marked the end of the night for manager Dave Miley, who was ejected after the play by first base umpire David Soucy.
In the seventh, a two-run homer from Kyle Roller made it 8-4.
David Buchanan (5-0) continued his strong start to the season, scattering nine hits and fanning six in five innings to earn the win. Four relievers closed out the final four innings for the IronPigs.
Zach Nuding (1-2) took the loss for the RailRiders, exiting in the fourth after giving up six earned runs on seven hits. Six of his 11 outs came via strikeout.
The RailRiders and IronPigs will go at it once more today at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown at 7:05 p.m.