WASHINGTON, PA – The visiting Tupper Lake Riverpigs would take on the first place Road Warrior Sox in todays first Empire League Series matchup.

Black Sox starter Cas Silber would take on Riverpigs left hander Dimitri Nunez.

The Black Sox took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly to centerfield by Joe Torre to score Marten Pauwels. 

Cas Silber was outstanding as he had 5 strikeouts going into the 3rd inning. Marcus Guzman would be the first guy to get a hit in the 4th on a double to right center. Silber would finish the inning with his 7th strikeout through 4 innings played.

A second run would come in the game or the Sox after a routine double play turned into an error that kept the inning alive. The very next hitter grounded to third where another error was made to score a run.

Dimitri Nunez would go 6 innings for the Riverpigs allowing just 1 run on 4 hits striking out 5 batters. He would not get any run support and would be in line for the loss. 

Cas Silber would leave the game after throwing 8 solid innings allowing no runs on 3 hits and striking out an impressive 12 batters.

Ken Williams would come in to close it for the Black Sox but got into a bit of a jam with bases loaded and 1 out but would get himself out of it to get the save.

Both teams will continue play tomorrow at 11:00 am ET

Article by Empire Media