ROME, GA. - An incredible ninth-inning rally helped the Charleston RiverDogs take the Rome Braves into extra innings, but a wild pitch in the 12th inning gave the Braves a 5-4 walk-off win on Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League baseball.
Extra-base hits drove Charleston (33-20 second half, 66-67 overall) to a 1-0 advantage during the top of the first. Tyler Wade ripped a one-out triple and scored during a two-out double from Yeicok Calderon.
Rome (29-34, 53-80) rattled off a two-out rally in the bottom of the first for a 3-1 Braves lead.
Charleston scored three runs with two outs in the ninth to take a 4-3 lead. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch scored Calderon and left a pair of runners in scoring position. Brandon Thomas followed with a groundball up the third base line that was mishandled. Gosuke Katoh scored on the error, and Claudio Custodio escaped a rundown to score the go-ahead run.
The Braves scored a run in their half of the ninth to push the contest into extra innings.
Charleston opens its final homestand on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Riley Park.
RiverDogs LHP Justin Kamplain (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will face Drive LHP Daniel McGrath (5-6, 4.27).
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