Pigg picks up first win for No. 1 Lewis-Clark State
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Feb 10, 2018
Lewis-Clark State freshman reliever Raleigh Pigg of Anchorage made a dynamic debut with two shutout innings and was rewarded with his first college win.
The 6-foot-3 right-hander struck out four of nine batters he faced and got two more hitters to ground out in a 5-4 walkoff win over Concordia in Lewiston, Idaho.
“It's a pretty great feeling,” Pigg told me about getting the win in his first appearance.
Lewis-Clark State – the No. 1-ranked NAIA team – scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
“I knew there was a chance I could be coming in at any time during any game, so when coach told me to get ready I was ready for it,” he said. “Once I took the mound my adrenaline was definitely pumping, though, and there were some nerves, but I settled down after a batter.”
Pigg, of Service Post 28 fame, worked around two hits and a walk, thanks to his command with his fastball and slider.
“I was really confident with both pitches and I spotted them both up well,” he said. “My confidence I really high right now. Leading up to the games this weekend and throughout the spring I have thrown well in intrasquads, so I was confident I would be able to throw good when I got the chance in a game.”