Six-run eighth inning fuels RiverDogs’ win

The Charleston RiverDogs’ offensive struggles came to a halt Monday night against Delmarva with a six-run eighth inning en route to a 10-4 victory.

Charleston (16-15) led 4-3 until the eighth inning, when the RiverDogs batted around and scored six runs on five hits to go along with four walks and a hit batsman.

Cito Culver went 3 for 6 with an RBI and two runs scored, Jake Cave and Dante Bichette Jr., each had a pair of hits, while Yeicok Calderon added three RBIs for the RiverDogs. Greg Bird had a double and three walks to push his SAL-leading walks total to 28 on the season.

RiverDogs starter Vicente Campos threw a season-high 32/3 innings of shutout ball. Evan Rutckyj (3-2) went the rest of the way in relief, tossing the final 51/3 innings. He allowed four runs, but none were earned.

Former South Carolina standout Christian Walker went 3 for 4 with a double for the Shorebirds (14-15), who fell under .500.

The RiverDogs will look to earn the split in the finale of this four-game set at 10:35 a.m. today.

Charleston sends left-hander Daniel Camarena (0-2, 9.00 ERA) to the mound against fellow lefty Matt Taylor (1-2, 1.19 ERA).