RiverDogs’ furious rally falls short in 10

Justin Dalles’s RBI double off reliever Philip Wetherell in the 10th inning broke a tie as the Delmarva Shorebirds handed the Charleston RiverDogs an 8-7 loss in South Atlantic League baseball on Tuesday.

The ending in front of 2,385 came after a wild ninth inning that saw the teams score four runs apiece.

Delmarva (15-16) got its runs with two outs on a two-run single by Wynston Sawyer and a two-run double by Connor Narron after loading the bases on two singles and a walk.

The RiverDogs (21-9) fought back, opening their half of the ninth with a single and a pair of doubles, the second by Kelvin De Leon to score two runs and cut the deficit to 7-5. The RiverDogs then loaded the bases, and with two outs, Dante Bichette, Jr. singled through the middle to tie the game.

In the 10th, Dalles came through with the game-winner and David Baker pitched a scoreless inning to allow the Shorebirds to split the four-game series. Baker (1-0) also got the final out of the ninth.

Angelo Gumbs was 3 for 5 for the RiverDogs.

Fans came out to The Joe to take advantage of buy-one, get-one ticket specials at the stadium box office on Two-for-Tuesday, sponsored by Star 99.7. Nurses Appreciation Night was also held by the RiverDogs as part of Nursing Week.

Following a four-game road trip to West Virginia that starts Thursday, the RiverDogs return home for seven games.