The 12th time was a charm for the 0-11 Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Phillies Triple-A affiliate defeated Richmond tonight 3-1 at Coca-Cola Park.
Fittingly, a player with close ties to the area, Kutztown University product Ron Chiavacci, goes into the books as earning the first win in franchise history, tossing six shutout frames and striking out eight. The Pigs, who’ve been outscored 53-16 and have been shut out three times, scratched out three runs, one earned, to emerge victorious, capitalizing on a third-inning error. Andy Tracy, Brennan King and Casey Smith knocked in Lehigh Valley’s runs. For Richmond, Chuck James allowed five hits in a losing cause.