First baseman Luke Murton delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, as the Charleston RiverDogs outlasted the West Virginia Power, 3-2, in South Atlantic League action Tuesday night in front of 2,577 fans at Riley Park.
Charleston notched its second walkoff win of the homestand to improve to 3-3, while the Power fell to 2-4.
With Ray Kruml waiting at third, Murton crushed a single down the left-field line off Melkin Laureano (0-1) for the victory. Kruml pinch-ran for DeAngelo Mack, who walked with one out, then took third on Zoilo Almonte's single to right to set up the winning hit.
Charleston jumped out to an early lead on Mack's two-run shot over the right-field wall in the bottom of the first for a 2-0 lead off starter Hunter Strickland. The RiverDogs got nothing more against the 6-5 right-hander, who gave up just four hits in six innings and retired 11 straight at one point.
West Virginia scored its first run in the fifth against RiverDogs starter Shaeffer Hall on Bengie Gonzalez's RBI single. Hall lasted 5 2/3 innings in the no-decision, giving up only five hits and one earned run while striking out five.
The Power tied the game at 2 with two outs in the ninth off closer Ryan Flannery on a double by Gonzalez and an RBI single by Jarek Cunningham, who extended his hitting streak to six games.
Game 3 is set for an 11:05 a.m. first pitch today, with Graham Stoneburner (0-1, 6.23 ERA) getting the RiverDogs' start.
for Charleston while West Virginia counters with southpaw Nathan Baker (0-1, 4.50).