ROME, Ga. -- Robert Hefflinger had three doubles and five RBIs, leading Rome to a doubleheader sweep of the Charleston RiverDogs, 14-6 and 7-4, on Monday night.
Rome (14-23) turned a four-game losing streak into a two-game winning streak. Charleston (17-21) has dropped four in a row. The RiverDogs were also swept in a doubleheader for the first time since Aug. 2007.
Game 1 resumed in the bottom of the third with a 1-0 RiverDogs lead after Sunday's rain suspension, and Rome wasted no time against Charleston's Dickson Marquez, scoring seven times to take a 7-1 lead.
Charleston got a DeAngelo Mack RBI single in the fourth, cutting the score to 7-2, and Luke Murton's two-run double trimmed the advantage to 7-4 in the fifth. However, Rome's offense scored six runs in the sixth against Gabriel Tatis.
The 14 runs scored by Rome are the most allowed by the RiverDogs since July 1, 2007, which was a 14-4 loss to Rome.
In Game 2, Rome posted its third multi-run inning of the twinbill scoring four runs -- all with two outs -- in the third inning against Charleston's Jairo Heredia for a 4-0 lead.
Charleston scored twice in the fourth cutting it to 4-2. With Murton at third and Rob Lyerly at second, Mack reached on an error by first baseman Derek Wiley to score Murton, but Lyerly tried to score as well on the same play and was successful when catcher Braeden Schlehuber dropped the relay.
The Braves tallied a run in the fifth for a 5-2 lead on Hefflinger's RBI double.
In the top of the sixth, the RiverDogs rebounded for two runs against Dalton Acord, including an RBI double by designated hitter J.R. Murphy, who was making his South Atlantic League debut.
Christian Betancourt gave Rome a 7-4 lead in the sixth with a two-run home run against Heredia. Robinson Lopez picked up the win in his first start of the year.
The RiverDogs will send right-hander Jose Ramirez (2-1, 2.13 ERA) in today's 10:30 a.m. game against Rome righty Arodys Vizcaino (4-3, 4.54).