SAVANNAH -- Five Charleston errors, including three in the seventh inning, played a large role in the RiverDogs' 4-3 loss to Savannah at Historic Grayson Stadium on Sunday.
The RiverDogs scored their first run in the fifth, cutting the score to 2-1 on two straight hits from Jose Toussen and Jose Mojica, with the run scoring on a Chase Huchingson wild pitch.
Savannah scored a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh against Charleston reliever Nathan Forer (1-3). Joe Bonfe led off with a bunt single and moved to second on a throwing error. Following a sacrifice bunt, Darrell Ceciliani hit a tapper in front of home plate that was mishandled, letting Bonfe score. Robbie Shields then singled, and Cory Vaughn reached on his second infield single of the night, with a run scoring on another throwing error.
The RiverDogs powered back in the eighth as J.R. Murphy hit his second double of the game -- and league-best 19th of the year -- and Rob Segedin drove him in with a triple.
Toussen hit a leadoff single in the ninth inning - his third hit of the game -- but was stranded in scoring position.
The series continues today at noon.
E--Toussen, Murphy, Forer 2, Mojica. DP--Sav 2. LOB--Chas. 7, Savannah 7. 2B--Murphy 2, Roller, Fernandez. 3B--Segedin. SH--Cordero. SB--Fernandez, Vaughn.
WP--Huchingson. Time--2:36. Att--3,069.