LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Brody Colvin allowed just two hits in 6 1/3 innings of work, while Anthony Hewitt and Adam Buschini had three hits apiece in leading Lakewood to a 7-2 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs in a South Atlantic League game at FirstEnergy Park on Thursday night.
Lakewood (15-13) earned a split of the four-game series. Charleston (12-16) lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Colvin (2-4), who entered the game with a 9.41 ERA and was tied for the league lead in losses, stifled the RiverDogs and received two double plays from his defense. He walked four and struck out five.
Lakewood led 4-0 after one inning against Sean Black. The BlueClaws got an RBI single from Hewitt, Darin Ruf’s run-scoring triple and Sebastian Valle’s RBI groundout.
Black (1-3) lasted just four innings, allowing five runs on a season-high nine hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.
The BlueClaws upped the advantage to 6-0 in the sixth on Jonathan Villar’s run-scoring single, after Buschini’s leadoff triple.
Charleston posted its first run in the seventh for a 6-1 score, when Luke Murton scored on a wild pitch. Rob Lyerly’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning against right-hander Ebelin Lugo trimmed the deficit to 6-2.
However, the BlueClaws responded with an RBI double from Buschini, his third extra-base hit of the game.
Lakewood had seven extra-base hits among 13 hits. Charleston was held to a season low-tying three base hits.
Charleston starts a four-game series at Delmarva at 7:05 tonight. Right-hander Jose Ramirez (1-1, 1.84 ERA) starts for the RiverDogs against the Shorebirds’ Matt Hobgood (2-1, 3.90).
E--Almonte, Lassiter, Buschini, Castro, Hewitt, Ruf. DP--RiverDogs 2, BlueClaws 2. LOB--RiverDogs 9; BlueClaws 6. 2B--Buschini 2, Castro, Hewitt, Ruf. 3B--Ruf, Buschini. SF--Lyerly. SB--Valle, Kruml. CS--Hewitt.
Time--2:38. Att: 5,024.