RiverDogs outlast Augusta, 7-3, in 11 innings
Charleston needed extra innings to win its fourth straight game, scoring four times in the 11th inning to defeat the Augusta GreenJackets, 7-3, on Tuesday in South Atlantic League baseball in Augusta.
The RiverDogs (9-3) have won six of seven and lead the Southern Division by a half-game.
With the score tied at 3 in the 11th, Casey Stevenson scored on a throwing error by shortstop Kelby Tomlinson to put Charleston on top. An infield single by Reymond Nunez with the bases loaded scored Tyler Austin, then a two-run single by Anderson Feliz capped the scoring.
Philip Wetherell (1-0) then pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.
Caleb Cotham got the start for Charleston, allowing no runs on four hits with five strikeouts over four innings.
Ben Gamel doubled home Nunez and Mason Williams with two outs in the third inning to put the RiverDogs up 2-0. That was the score until the seventh when Augusta scored three runs off Charleston reliever Wilton Rodriguez to take a 3-2 lead.
Dante Bichette Jr. tied it for Charleston with an RBI single in the eighth to score Williams.
Wetherell pitched a scoreless ninth and 10th.
The RiverDogs go for the series sweep today at 7 p.m., with right-hander Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 2.25 ERA) starting for Charleston and right-hander Chris Marlowe (1-0, 0.00 ERA) starting for Augusta.