Bulls drop second straight to Lehigh Valley, 10-4 :: WRALSportsFan.com

Bulls drop second straight to Lehigh Valley, 10-4 :: WRALSportsFan.com

Nick Podkul hit a game-tying three-run homer in the third as Lehigh Valley pushed past Durham 10-4 on before 8,366 fans at the DBAP on Saturday night.

The Bulls (2-3) took a 3-0 lead on the Iron Pigs (3-2) thanks to an RBI-single by Austin Shenton in the first and a single from CJ Hinojosa in the second inning.  But Lehigh Valley scored nine straight runs from the third through the sixth to take command.

Jacob Lopez (L, 2-3) retired the game’s first six batters before being knocked out in the third.  The first six Lehigh Valley hitters reached, with Podkul drilling a three-run shot to tie the score 3-3.  A single and two walks followed before a force out grounder from Darick Hall put the Iron Pigs ahead 4-3.

Hall homered in the fifth against Joe Record, then Lehigh Valley bullied across four two-out runs against Trevor Brigden with two outs in the sixth.

Bulls position player Rob Brantly pitched the ninth inning, surrendering a home run to Scott Kingery.

Ronny Simon, Jake Mangum and Hinojosa each had two of Durham’s 10 hits.

David Buchanan (W, 5-3) earned the win with four innings of relief work behind starter David Parkinson.

The six-game series concludes against Lehigh Valley on Sunday at 5:05 PM ET with Mason Montgomery (0-5, 6.31) expected to oppose Kolby Allard (1-5, 7.08).

Source: wralsportsfan.com