Tourists Top RiverDogs 4-3 After Overcoming Early Deficit
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Jordan Ribera connected on a walk-off, double in the 10th inning to give the Asheville Tourists a 4-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs in South Atlantic League action on Monday night at McCormick Field.
Ribera’s double came off reliever Nick Goody (1-2), who had just entered the game to start the 10th. Samuel Mende walked to start the inning and scored all the way from first on the play.
Kenneth Roberts (4-1), who threw a scoreless and hitless ninth and 10th, was credited with his fourth win.
The RiverDogs (61-55, 22-27 second half) took the lead in the second off starter Chris Jensen. After two singles and a walk loaded the bases, Ali Castillo waited out another walk to force in a run. Cito Culver then dunked a two-run single into center and Charleston went up 3-0.
Culver’s single extended his consecutive on-base streak to 28 games and his road hit streak to 13 games.
Jensen found his rhythm after that and he combined with relievers William Rankin, Nelson Gonzalez and Roberts to render the RiverDogs hitless the rest of the way.
Asheville (74-46, 27-23) got on the board in the fourth when Trevor Story scored on a wild pitch. In the seventh, Jared Simon and David Kandilas each singled to put the tying runs on base. Ryan Casteel followed by cracking a double into right, scoring both runners.
The RiverDogs will start RHP Philip Wetherell (5-6, 6.22 ERA) against RHP Daniel Winkler (8-10, 4.79 ERA) in Game 2 of this series scheduled for today at 7 p.m.