Rookie Davis (6-8) tied a career high with six innings pitched in his second career quality start, sending Charleston to an 8-1 victory over Hagerstown on Sunday in front of 5,175 fans at Riley Park.
Mike Ford had four RBIs while Tyler Wade scored three runs and drove in another for Charleston (22-20 second half, 55-57 overall).
Hagerstown (27-16, 71-42) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Charleston answered in the bottom half. Wade singled against Nick Pivetta (12-7) and advanced to second on a groundout by Dustin Fowler. Miguel Andujar then bounced a two-out single to right field that scored Wade.
With two outs in the third, a wild third strike gave the RiverDogs the opening they needed to score five runs and seize a 6-1 lead. The bases were loaded with a full count for Andujar, who was ruled to have swung at a pitch in the dirt. The pitch bounced away from Austin Chubb, allowing Andujar to reach first base and while Abiatal Avelino and Wade scored. Ford followed with a three-run homer, his 11th blast of the year.
Charleston increased its lead to 8-1 during the bottom of the seventh. Avelino led off with a single against Ryan Ullmann and made it to second on a wild pitch. Wade doubled to drive in Avelino. A flyout sent Wade to third base before a walk to Andujar put runners on the corners. Ford lifted a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Wade.
The RiverDogs Holiday Celebration featured an appearance from Summertime Santa and special holiday recognition for each inning of the game. This included the Jimmy John's Easter Egg Hunt, Harris Teeter Mashed Potato Eating Contest for Thanksgiving and the Hebrew National April Fools' Target Prank. Children who completed their summer reading assignments were rewarded with a free ticket and a free food voucher for Library Night.
Charleston starts an eight-game road trip Monday with a doubleheader at Savannah beginning at 5:35 p.m. RiverDogs RHP Andy Beresford (1-0, 4.26 ERA) and LHP Justin Kamplain (0-0, 0.00) will start against Sand Gnats LHP Alex Panteliodis (3-3, 4.44) and RHP Miller Diaz (5-1, 2.41 ERA).
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