LAKEWOOD, N.J, — Domingo Acevedo dominated for eight innings while striking out nine and the RiverDogs broke up a 1-1 tie with in the eighth inning to take a 3-2 victory over the BlueClaws on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Park.
With fans on hand just two hours away from nearby Yankee Stadium to catch a glimpse of the No. 5 prospect in the system according to Baseball America, Acevedo (2-0) did not disappoint, punching out nine batters and allowing just two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk to pick up his second win of the season.
The 6-7 righty out of Villa Almacigos, Dominican Republic was perfect through the first four innings and retired the first 16 batters before yielding a one-out double.
After collecting just three hits over the first seven innings, Charleston put together three hits in a row off to take a 3-1 lead in the eighth. Acevedo’s eight innings was the longest start by a RiverDog this season.
On Tuesday night, the RiverDogs added another entry to their growing resume of impressive comeback victories.
Trailing 3-2 heading into the eighth, the RiverDogs collected a key, two-out, RBI by Thairo Estrada to tie the game at 3-3 before jumping all over Lakewood with four runs in the top of the 11th.
The RiverDogs (15-5) remain atop the Southern Division standings with the pair of victories, and have won five straight and their third extra-inning contest of the season.