KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Kannapolis scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning after a one-out Charleston error, as the Intimidators defeated the RiverDogs, 5-4, in South Atlantic League baseball action at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Saturday night.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth and a 4-3 Charleston lead, Gabriel Tatis (0-2) induced a foul pop up off the bat of Kevin Dubler, but the ball was dropped in foul territory allowing the at-bat to continue.
Dubler walked on the next pitch, and then Tatis hit Jake Oester. A wild pitch with Dan Wagner at the plate moved runners to second and third, and then Wagner tied the game at 4 with an RBI groundout. Jesus Villegas' two-out RBI single to left turned out to be the game-winner.
Angel Garcia pitched a scoreless eighth, and Brandon Kloess a flawless ninth to earn his fourth save of the year.
Luke Murton was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI for the RiverDogs, while Kelvin Castro and Zoilo Almonte had two hits each.
Today's slate features a doubleheader with two seven-inning games beginning at 3:05 p.m. In the opener, Charleston plans to pitch right-hander Kelvin Perez (2-2, 2.50 ERA). In Game 2, Mike Solbach (0-1, 3.21 ERA) will make his first start of the year.
, and the Intimidators counter with right-hander Andre Rienzo (0-0, 11.12 ERA).