ROME, GA. - Miguel Andujar delivered a two-run double in the first inning for the Charleston RiverDogs, who led from wire to wire on Saturday night in a 2-1 victory over the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League baseball.
A two-out rally in the first inning gave Charleston (25-24 second half, 58-61 overall) a 2-0 advantage. Michael O'Neill opened the contest with a single. Two batters later, Dustin Fowler recorded a single of his own. Andujar doubled to drive in both runners and put the RiverDogs in front.
Rome (21-28, 45-74) sliced its deficit in half during the bottom of the second. Jacob Schrader hit a leadoff double before Carlos Franco earned a single. Connor Lien was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After a lineout from Sal Giardina, Alejandro Piloto brought in Schrader with a groundout.
The finale of the four-game series is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start on Sunday.
Charleston LHP Justin Kamplain (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to pitch against Rome LHP Chris Diaz (0-0, 2.63).
The next RiverDogs home-stand at Riley Park is coming up on Monday and will run through Sunday, Aug. 17, featuring visits from the Hickory Crawdads and the Rome Braves.