Charleston used an offensive explosion, including a seven-run third inning, to put away Augusta, 15-6, and win the South Atlantic League series Wednesday at Riley Park.

Emerson Landoni went 5 for 5 for the RiverDogs (31-34), who racked up 22 hits, the most since the team became affiliated with the New York Yankees.

Kelvin Castro opened the floodgates in the third, doubling in Kyle Higashioka and Rob Lyerly. Then, Landoni plated DeAngelo Mack, and Kelvin Castro scored on a Slade Heathcott groundout.

After a pitching change, J.R. Murphy doubled, scoring Landoni. Jimmy Paredes followed with another single, plating Murphy. Zoilo Almonte finished the inning with an RBI double to make it 10-0.

Gabriel Tatis (1-2) picked up the win in relief.

Kyle Vazquez (3-3) took the loss.

The GreenJackets (39-27) put up six runs in the sixth, getting as close as 11-6.

The offensive output resulted in the most runs scored since August 2008. Landoni finished with three RBIs, four runs scored and two steals. Murphy went 4 for 6 with 2 RBIs.

Ballpark fun

In honor of the new "Karate Kid" movie being released, fans were treated to contests for fans to win tickets to the remake of the film.

Coming up

Charleston goes down the road to Rome, Ga., for a four-game series to close out the first half of the season. Kelvin Perez (3-3, 3.69 ERA) will face Chris Masters (1-3, 1.88).

Heredia activated

Right-handed pitcher Jairo Heredia was activated from the disabled list, and catcher Francisco Arcia was sent to short-season Staten Island, which begins its season in the New York-Penn League on Friday.

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