The Chareston RiverDogs snapped a four game losing streak beating the Rome Braves 6-3 after a three run ninth inning broke up the tie ballgame.
It looked like the RiverDogs would be in for another long night as they fell behind in the bottom of the third inning when the Braves got out to a 2-0 lead. The Braves got a triple and a walk to start the inning to put runners on the corners with no outs. A single and a sac fly got the runs in off of RiverDogs starting pitcher Rookie Davis.
The RiverDogs answered back though with three runs of their own in the top of the fourth. Designated hitter Tyler Wade started the inning off with a single and moved to second with a Michael O’Neil walk. The scorching hot Mike Ford flew out to centerfield, he finished 1-for-4 on the evening, but Dustin Fowler picked him up with a two RBI triple to tie the game up. Jackson Valera singled home Fowler to finish the scoring and give the RiverDogs a 3-2 lead.
A leadoff double in the bottom of the fourth came around to score and would be the last run given up by Davis. Davis pitched five innings giving up three hits and three runs while striking out four and left the game with a no decision.
Giovanny Gallegos came on for the RiverDogs and tossed three innings of scoreless relief keeping the Braves at bay. Gallegos gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out four.
In the top of the ninth with the game still tied the RiverDogs took the lead, Fowler who was 2-for-4 on the night started it off with a single. Yeicok Calderon walked to put runners on first and second with one out. Third baseman Kale Sumner came up big with a two RBI double and moved to third on the throw home. Gosuke Katoh singled home Sumner and the RiverDogs took a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth,
Stefan Lopez set the Braves down in order in the ninth to notch his third save of the season. The RiverDogs improved to 57-61 on the season and will do it all over again with the Braves tomorrow night as Andy Beresford takes the mound.
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