Shorebirds sweep R’Dogs

— The Charleston RiverDogs were shut out in both games of Friday’s doubleheader against the Delmarva Shorebirds, falling 4-0 and getting no-hit in the first game and dropping the second game, 2-0, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

In the opener, Charleston did not get a hit against John Means (8-7). He threw just 78 pitches, 57 of which were strikes, in a complete game, seven-inning shutout.

The RiverDogs’ Bo Thompson was hit by a pitch in the first inning, walked in the fourth and Billy Fleming reached on a throwing error by the shortstop Steve Wilkerson to account for Charleston’s only baserunners.

The RiverDogs (12-22 second half, 46-58 overall) had three singles in the second game, but the Shorebirds (20-14, 53-49) again held them without a run.

Justin Kamplain (3-12) pitched six innings but picked up his league-high 12th loss of the season. Delmarva plated both of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning against Kamplain.

Kneeland led off the inning with a double, and Mercedes followed with an RBI single to put Delmarva in front. The Shorebirds added an extra run when Reyes followed with an RBI double to center.

The RiverDogs continue their four-game series at Delmarva on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Charleston will send LHP Rony Bautista (3-4, 4.29 ERA) to the mound against RHP Josh Walker (6-2, 3.35) for the Shorebirds.