CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston RiverDogs were held scoreless for the second time in the series as they fell 1-0 to the Rome Braves in front of 4,207 fans Monday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
Justin Kamplain (2-10) pitched six innings for Charleston and only gave up one unearned run. However, he was out-dueled by Rome’s starter Yean Carlos Gil (1-1). Gil pitched a complete-game shutout and the RiverDogs (4-8 second half, 38-44 overall) only mustered five hits. It was the first time this season that the RiverDogs have been on the losing end of a complete game shutout.
Rome (6-5, 37-44) scored their only run in the top of the sixth, after five scoreless innings to begin the game. Ozhaino Albies led off with a double down the left field line. Omar Obregon laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Kamplain unleashed a wild throw that allowed Albies to score from second.
The RiverDogs only threatened to score once in the game in the bottom of the third. Jorge Mateo drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on a two-out single by Austin Aune. The runners were stranded on the corners when Isaias Tejeda grounded out to third to end the inning.
Dillon McNamara and Angel Rincon combined for three scoreless innings of relief to keep the score 1-0. But the RiverDogs failed to score and have now lost all six home games against Rome this season.
BOX SCORE: http://atmilb.com/1JKG2Co
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/Szb4wXES8hA
BALLPARK FUN: Prior to the game the Post and Courier’s Malcom Dewitt handed out the paper’s High School Baseball Player of the Year Award to Owen Ravenel of Wando High School and the High School Softball Player of the Year Award to Summer Jenkins of Summerville High School. Monday Night Baseball was in action at The Joe. The players ran through an inflatable Charlie T. RiverDog head in right field. Firefighter squads from around the Lowcountry played three intense games of tug of war on the field in between innings. Pick-It baseball from Sideline Sports kept fans entertained throughout the game. Participants picked their favorite RiverDogs and accumulated points for their achievements on the field. It was Firefighter Appreciation Night at The Joe. The crowd was amused when a fire and rescue truck drove around field after seventh inning.
COMING UP: The RiverDogs wrap up their four-game home series against Rome Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Charleston will send RHP Matt Wotherspoon (2-0, 3.27 ERA) to the mound against RHP Zach Quintana (1-1, 2.40 ERA) for the Braves. You can watch the game on MiLB.tv or listen to the action on “The Big Talker” 1250 WTMA, WTMA.com, and RiverDogs.com.
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