NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Mitch Walding hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Matt McBride went 1 for 2 as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Norfolk Tides 9-8 in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
The double by Walding, part of a three-run inning, tied the game 8-8 before Jesmuel Valentin hit an RBI triple later in the inning.
The IronPigs cut the deficit to 8-6 when Walding hit a solo home run in the fifth.
Ranfi Casimiro (2-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Jhan Marinez (0-2) took the loss in the International League game. Pedro Beato retired the side in order for his fourth save of the season.
Lehigh Valley hit a season-high five doubles in its victory.
In the losing effort, the Tides recorded a season-high four doubles. For the Tides, Alex Presley doubled twice and singled, scoring two runs.