SALISBURY, MD. — The Charleston RiverDogs fell to .500 on the season with a 5-2 loss to Delmarva on Sunday afternoon at Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva (15-15) scored four times in the sixth inning to rally past the RiverDogs (14-14).
RiverDogs starter Dietrich Enns, making the first start of his professional career, walked the first batter he faced and gave up an RBI double to fall behind 1-0 early. The left-hander lasted just two innings in his debut.
Charleston came back to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning on an RBI groundout to shortstop by Taylor Dugas to score Peter O’Brien, while Yeicok Calderon scored on an error.
But Delmarva got to relievers Brett Gerritse (2-2) and Phil Wetherell in the sixth. Gerritse allowed two baserunners in the inning before being relieved with one out. Wetherell allowed the next three batters to reach as the Shorebirds took the lead for good.
Matt Hobgood (3-0) threw 41/3 shutout innings in relief. Former South Carolina star closer Matt Price pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save.
O’Brien went 3 for 4 to lead the RiverDogs.
The teams play again at 7 p.m. today. Charleston will start left-hander Evan Rutckyj (2-2, 5.21 ERA) against right-hander Parker Bridwell (2-2, 5.11 ERA).
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