Charleston’s Angelo Gumbs hit a grand slam and the RiverDogs turned a triple play to rally from a six-run deficit for a wild 9-8 victory over West Virginia in South Atlantic League baseball Thursday night in front of 2,879 fans at Riley Park.
The game also feaured 12 stolen bases — seven by the RiverDogs (10-3), who won their fifth straight game.
The Power (5-9) took advantage of four errors in the second inning to lead 6-0 after three. The deficit would have been more, but Charleston turned a 6-3-2-5 triple play.
Gumbs, who drove in five runs, sparked a six-run sixth with a grand slam.
With the score tied at 7, the RiverDogs took the lead on back-to-back sacrifice flies to make it 9-7 in the eighth.
Pedro Guerra (1-0) allowed a run in the ninth but was able to seal the RiverDogs’ victory.
Fans witnessed midget wrestling presented by MINI of Charleston.
The RiverDogs and the Power play today at 7 p.m. Fireworks follow today’s game.
Riley Park will play host to Charleston County School District Teacher Appreciation Night as the candidates for CCSD Teacher of the Year will be recognized before the game. The winner will be announced during the game and will drive off with a one-year lease on a new car. Fans can save $1 if they wear a red shirt on General Dynamics Red Shirt Friday and can then donate that dollar to a military family in need courtesy of 103.5 WEZL.