Allen, bullpen help RiverDogs stifle Jackets
Scottie Allen allowed only one run in five innings to earn his fourth win as the Charleston RiverDogs dispatched Augusta, 3-1, in South Atlantic League baseball in front of 3,888 at Riley Park on Thursday night.
The win snaps a four-game losing streak for the RiverDogs (62-57, 23-29 second half). The GreenJackets (58-63, 26-26) had their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Augusta scored in the first, but that would be the only run Allen (4-7) would allow over five innings.
Ali Castillo tied the score at 1 in the third when he doubled and scored on a Ben Gamel sacrifice fly. The next inning, Castillo broke the tie by lifting a sacrifice fly to left against starter Paul Davis (5-7). Saxon Butler later added a solo homer.
Charleston’s bullpen took over in the sixth and shut down Augusta.
All throughout the night, the RiverDogs players appeared in videos for the Ronald McDonald House Player Auction. The auction is to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and you can bid at riverdogs.com/auctions.
Today, the RiverDogs send right-hander Bryan Mitchell (7-10, 5.03 ERA) up against left-hander Adalberto Mejia (8-7, 4.41 ERA). Gettys Glaze, Tom Hatley and John Rhodes will be inducted into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame before the game. Fans wearing red to the game get $1 off on tickets. Bike Night will give $1 off on tickets to all those riding their bikes to the ballpark. SC Peanut Association will be giving out peanuts. A custom Fat Tire Beer bicycle will be raffled off. Fireworks follow the game.