SWB tied the game in the top of the ninth, and a grand slam highlighted a five-run tenth inning as the Railriders beat Lehigh Valley 7-2 to take their divisional series, three games to one.
SWB advances to the International League finals, where they will play Durham. Game 1 will be in SWB (Moosic, PA) on Tuesday.
With two out and Quintin Berry on second in the top of the ninth, Berry was running on the pitch, and was able to score and tie the game on an infield single by Shane Robinson.
In the tenth, Ryan McBroom’s bases-loaded groundout plated the winning run, and after an intentional walk to load the bases (LV hoping for the DP) and a strikeout, Bruce Caldwell made sure SWB would win by hitting a grand slam.
SS Rey Navarro 2 hits
PH/2B Bruce Caldwell grand slam
Michael King pitched another solid game.
King 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
R. Espinal 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
J. Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.