Charleston’s Vicente Campos scattered four hits over five shutout innings to pick up his first win since mid-May in the RiverDogs’ 2-0 victory over Hickory on Wednesday afternoon at Riley Park in front of 4,435 fans.
Former College of Charleston standout Daniel Aldrich went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the RiverDogs, who improve to 22-15 in the second half and 61-44 overall to remain in second place behind the Lexington Legends.
Campos (2-2) needed just 67 pitches, 52 strikes, while striking out two to lower his ERA to 3.27.
Eric Wooten relieved Campos to start the sixth and pitched the final four innings to earn his first save of the year. Wooten allowed just three hits and struck out two.
Charleston struck for its first run in the second inning against Hickory (21-18, 60-49). Aldrich singled in Ericson Leonora on a slow roller on the infield to second base.
The final run came across in the eighth when Jake Cave scored on a fielding error by Hickory third basemen Ryan Rua.
Cito Culver also broke out of his mini-slump with a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
Hickory starter Frank Lopez (2-6) took the loss going five innings with just one run allowed on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Hickory first basemen Jorge Alfaro went 3 for 4 with a double. He had three of Hickory’s seven hits.
It was a wet day at The Joe as the RiverDogs hosted their annual Splash Day! Children’s summer camps from around the Lowcountry filled the seats with water balloons and water guns for a splash filled fun day at the ballpark.
The RiverDogs hit the road for nine games in seven days against the Augusta GreenJackets and the Savannah Sand Gnats. Thursday, the RiverDogs and GreenJackets will play a doubleheader starting at 5:35 p.m. with the second game to follow at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta. Starting pitchers for both teams were not announced.