The Charleston RiverDogs got a timely hit from Greg Bird and continued their dominance over the West Virginia Power on Wednesday afternoon with a 6-5 victory in South Atlantic League play at Riley Park in front of 4,958 fans.
Charleston (10-9) fell behind after allowing three runs in the fourth inning, all off of RiverDogs starter Vicente Campos. Campos pitched three innings, allowing three runs on four hits.
Left-hander Evan Rutckyj picked up the win in relief of starter Vicente Campos. Rutckyj threw three innings and gave up a run on two hits and one strikeout.
In the fourth, the RiverDogs rallied for a pair of runs to chase the West Virginia (8-12) starter.Then, the RiverDogs took advantage of a the Powers’ suspect bullpen.
After a Cito Culver bases-loaded walk tied the game 3-3. Bird came through with a two-out, two-run hit to give Charleston a 5-3 lead it would not relinquish.
Taylor Garrison got the final out of the 8th inning, and then closed the door on West Virginia in the 9th to earn his 2nd save of the season.
The third and final game of this three-game series against the West Virginia Power will be today at 7:05 p.m.
Left-hander Daniel Camarena (0-0, 9.00 ERA) will be on the mound for Charleston and will face fellow left-hander Joely Rodriguez (0-2, 5.95 ERA) for the Power.