RiverDogs 8, Legends 3
For the first time in a year, the RiverDogs have won four consecutive home games, with the latest being an 8-3 victory over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in front of 4,491 fans at Riley Park.
It took the RiverDogs five innings to crack Lexington's R.J. Alaniz, but the offense eventually pushed through to score three runs in the fifth.
Alaniz, a 19-year-old right-hander, kept Charleston's bats in check for the first four innings, shutting the RiverDogs out and limiting them to only one hit in that span.
But in the fifth, Kevin Mahoney walked to start the inning, and that was enough of a spark to bring the RiverDogs to life.
Kelvin De Leon eventually brought Mahoney home from second base on a bunt that third baseman Michael Kvasnicka was unable to handle, throwing the ball out of the first baseman's reach.
"We got a couple of bunts down in key situations, and we capitalized on that," Charleston manager Aaron Ledesma said.
Feliz also drove in a run in the frame with a single to center field. It was the first of Feliz's two RBIs on the evening, with his other coming in the eighth inning.
The second baseman continued to be in top form offensively against Lexington. Feliz is a combined 6 for 7 in the previous two games played in this homestand.
Ledesma said Feliz is gaining confidence in his hitting game.
"He's made some nice adjustments at the plate," Ledesma said. "You can tell he's feeling a bit more confident and looks like he's seeing the ball better. Sometimes it just clicks, and it looks like it's clicking for him right now."
Every Friday game features postgame fireworks. Also, fans who wear a red shirt get $1 off their ticket price.
Nathan Forer (1-4, 4.50 ERA) will pitch for the RiverDogs in the series finale with Lexington. The Legends will throw Luis Cruz (1-2, 4.27 ERA).