RiverDogs Nunez comes through in clutch for 6-5 win
Reymond Nunez hit a walk-off two-run double in the ninth inning to give the Charleston RiverDogs a 6-5 victory over the Greenville Drive in South Atlantic League action on Monday night.
Charleston (46-33, 7-5) started the ninth trailing 5-4 and Greenville’s Mike McCarthy quickly got the first two outs of the innings. Mason Williams then worked a walk and moved third on a single by Ben Gamel.
Tyler Austin was then intentionally walked to load the bases and that brought up Nunez, who came through with the game-winning hit.
Dan Mahoney, who got the final out of the ninth on only one pitch, picked up his first win of the year.
Greenville (41-41, 7-5) had rallied in the top-half of the ninth to take the lead. After a double by Keury De La Cruz, Garin Cecchini launched a game-tying two-run homer. David Renfroe doubled and Drew Turocy connected on a run-scoring double to give the Drive its first lead of the night.
“That was a ballgame we needed to have,” said RiverDogs manager Carlos Mendoza.
The final game of the RiverDogs’ nine-game homestand is tonight at 6:35 p.m. Scottie Allen (3-5, 5.19 ERA) is scheduled to start for Charleston and RHP Yeiper Castillo (5-4, 4.13 ERA) for Greenville.
The homestand will close out in spectacular fashion after the game with the Independence Day fireworks celebration, giving fans a chance to see possibly the best pyrotechnics display of the season.