Seven-run fifth inning dooms RiverDogs
GREENVILLE —A seven-run rally in the fifth inning helped propel the Greenville Drive to a 13-8 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs in South Atlantic League action on Saturday night at Fluor Field.
The RiverDogs took the lead in the fifth inning with four runs.
But Greenville rallied for seven runs against Brett Gerritse (1-3).
Drew Turocy, doubled. Blake Swihart followed with an RBI single and another single and a walk loaded the bases with nobody out. An error allowed Swihart to score the tying run and a single by Jose Garcia brought in two runs, with the second run scoring on another error. Cody Koback grounded one back through the middle for two more runs. After a Garin Cecchini single knocked out Gerritse, Koback scored on a groundout for the final run in Greenville’s second seven-run inning of the series.
Reymond Nunez hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, his fourth of the season, to cut into the lead, 10-7.
An RBI single by Ben Gamel in the eighth was the last run Charleston scored.
In today’s 4 p.m. start, the RiverDogs will start right-hander Bryan Mitchell (4-5, 3.75 ERA) against Greenville’s Luis Diaz (1-3, 6.12 ERA).
The RiverDogs return home for a nine-game homestand that begins Monday. It begins with a four-game series against Savannah, and concludes with a five-game series with Greenville that starts Friday.