AUGUSTA — Charleston RiverDogs starting pitcher Dan Camarena (1-3) faced the minimum through six innings of work to earn his first win of the season Thursday night as the RiverDogs downed the Augusta GreenJackets, 4-1, in South Atlantic League action at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
With the victory, the RiverDogs (46-36) got back to the .500 mark at 7-7 in the second half. Augusta (46-37) dropped to 8-6.
Charleston pitching was on display with Camarena getting his first win. He allowed just one walk in his six innings and erased that batter by catching him stealing second to face the minimum.
The left-hander was relieved by former South Carolina Gamecock standout Tyler Webb. Webb went two innings and allowed three hits while striking out three.
Angelo Gumbs finished 2 for 4 with a single, homer, a stolen base and an RBI.
Game 2 of the four-game series is Friday at 7:05 p.m. Charleston will start right-hander Cesar Vargas (2-3, 3.42 ERA), and Augusta counters with left-hander Matt Lujan (2-0, 3.64 ERA).