Maher, RiverDogs shut out GreenJackets

Joey Maher pitched seven scoreless innings and led the Charleston RiverDogs to a 3-0 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Maher (7-5) only allowed three hits, and Augusta (31-35 second half, 64-71 overall) only got four total in the game. Garrett Mundell pitched the final two innings to preserve the shutout and earn his third save of the season.

The RiverDogs (30-37, 64-73) grabbed an early lead in the top of the third. Ryan Lindemuth singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on Vince Conde’s RBI double.

The score remained 1-0 until the ninth inning when Charleston added two runs of insurance. Conde led off the inning with a double and scored two batters later on an infield single by Isaias Tejeda. Donny Sands drove Tejeda in with a two-out single to right to increase the lead to 3-0.

D.J. Snelten (5-6) took the loss for the GreenJackets, despite giving up just one run in seven innings and striking out eight. He has lost all three of his starts against the RiverDogs this season.

Maher’s 2015 campaign came to a close. The righty tossed a career-high 118 2/3 innings pitched and finished with a 2.20 ERA. He allowed 29 earned runs in 27 appearances, 18 of which were starts. He walked 29 and struck out 97.

The RiverDogs continue their five-game road series against Augusta at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Charleston will send LHP Justin Kamplain (5-14, 4.49 ERA) to the mound against RHP Michael Santos (0-2, 3.21 ERA) for the GreenJackets.