R’Dogs drop 2 to Drive

— The Greenville Drive won both games of a doublehheader against the Charleston RiverDogs — 7-1 and 3-0 — thanks to some stellar pitching on Monday night in South Atlantic League play at Flour Field.

The RiverDogs (35-25) fall to second place in the Southern Division standings behind Savannah.

In the first game, the RiverDogs and Drive (21-41) resumed a game that was suspended by rain on June 5 at Charleston with Greenville leading, 1-0, in the top of the third.

The game was tied at 2 in the seventh when the Drive opened a two-out rally as four consecutive batters reached base for a 4-2 lead.

The RiverDogs answered in their half of the seventh when Jose Rosario took Justin Haley deep to left center field for his first home run of the season.

Greenville added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth.

A seven-inning game was then played in conclusion of the night’s doubleheader. Two pitchers combined for the Drive to shut down the RiverDogs’ offense.

The third and fourth games of the five-game series are scheduled for today, beginning at 4:05 p.m.