ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Charleston carried a 1-0 lead to the sixth inning, but three Asheville home runs over the final four frames, capped by a walk-off two-run blast in the ninth inning, doomed the RiverDogs in a 4-2 defeat Sunday at McCormick Field.
With Charleston leading 2-1 heading into the eighth, Max George hit a solo shot before Mylz Jones launched a two-run home run to left in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Tourists to victory and a series split.
The RiverDogs (49-37, 7-10) took an early lead in the top of the first when shortstop Hoy Jun Park tripled to right center and scored on second baseman Kyle Holder’s sacrifice fly to left. It was the South Korea native’s ninth triple of the season, which ties him for the SAL lead.
Charleston scored again in the eighth when Jeff Hendrix doubled on a fly ball to right- center and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mandy Alvarez.
The RiverDogs return for a seven-day homestand beginning Tuesday when they host Rome. With the RiverDogs starter to be announced, the Braves will start LHP Ricardo Sanchez (5-6, 5.27 ERA), with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.