Michael O'Neill hit two home runs and the Charleston RiverDogs scored seven runs in their final two at-bats Thursday to overpower the Kannapolis Intimidators, 10-7, before a crowd of 6,052 at Riley Park.
The South Atlantic League game was televised on the CBS Sports Network as the Minor League Game of the Week.
Charleston improved to 34-37 while Kannapolis fell to 29-39.
The RiverDogs trailed by four runs twice in the game. Kannapolis took a 7-3 lead in the top of the seventh, but Charleston pushed across four runs in the bottom half of the inning and then added three more in the bottom of the eighth.
Charleston RiverDogs outfielder Aaron Judge has been promoted to the Single-A Tampa Yankees. Judge is the current South Atlantic League leader in batting average and walks. Charleston receives right-handed pitcher Cale Coshow from the Staten Island Yankees. Also, outfielder Mikeson Oliberto has been activated from the disabled list. The RiverDogs are back to their maximum of 25 active players.
Judge, a top-ten Yankees prospect according to Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus, made the most of his professional debut in the Lowcountry. His .333 average and 39 walks top all players in the SAL. Judge is also third in the SAL in on-base percentage (.428) and fourth in slugging percentage (.530).
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