Kelvin DeLeon drove in three runs to lead the Charleston RiverDogs to a 12-2 rout of the Rome Braves in South Atlantic League play Monday night at Riley Park in front of 4,055 fans.

The RiverDogs (7-4) stayed tied for the lead in the Southern Division with the win over Rome (6-5).

Charleston jumped on Braves starting pitcher Rafael Briceno (0-2) for two runs in the first. The RiverDogs added four runs in the bottom of the third, highlighted by Peter O’Brien’s RBI double and DeLeon’s two-run double to break it open.

Taylor Dugas hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot that made the score 9-0 in the fifth.

Charleston starter Cesar Vargas (1-0) pitched 51/3 innings for his first victory of the season.

Ballpark fun

The stands were filled with youth baseball players in their uniforms from all over the Lowcountry on Youth Baseball Night.

Coming up

Charleston right-hander Rafael DePaula (0-1, 5.68 ERA) faces Rome RHP Mauricio Cabrera (0-1, 4.70 ERA) at 7 p.m. today. It will be Two-for-$20 Date Night. The deal includes two tickets, two slices of pizza, two sodas and one popcorn all for $20.