SALISBURY, Md. -- Jimmy Paredes went 4-for-5 with three stolen bases and two runs scored while Shaeffer Hall surrendered just one run in 6 2/3 innings as the Charleston RiverDogs downed the Delmarva Shorebirds, 5-3, in South Atlantic League baseball action at Perdue Stadium on Sunday.
Charleston (14-17) scored in the first inning for the third game in a row as Paredes scored on Luke Murton's RBI groundout for a 1-0 lead.
Kyle Higashioka doubled off starter Tony Butler to start the second and then came home on DeAngelo Mack's RBI double into the right-field corner.
The RiverDogs put together a four-hit sixth inning to expand the lead to 4-0. Paredes singled, stole second, and scored on Justin Milo's RBI single. Milo then came home on Higashioka's RBI double to deep centerf ield.
Delmarva (16-14) finally broke through with a run in the sixth against Hall with a two-out RBI single by Ty Kelly cutting the score to 4-1.
Mack increased the lead to 5-1 with an RBI single to center in the eighth off reliever Brent Allar.
After Ryan Acosta worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Ben Watkins entered for the RiverDogs in the ninth and allowed an RBI groundout to T.J. Baxter and an RBI single to Garabez Rosa for a 5-3 score, but Gary Helmick flew out to end the contest.
Hall (2-1), who gave up a career-high six runs in his last start at Lakewood, notched a career-high tying seven strikeouts while walking none.
Paredes' four singles led Charleston's 13-hit attack, and the Dominican now leads the SAL with 16 stolen bases in 18 attempts. Mack went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, while Rob Lyerly and Higashioka also had two hits for the RiverDogs.
The fourth and final game is slated for a 10:30 a.m. start time today. Charleston gives the ball to right-hander Graham Stoneburner (1-3, 2.13 ERA), while Delmarva sends right-hander Ryan Berry (0-1, 2.23 ERA) to the hill.