CHARLESTON, SC –
Charleston RiverDogs starting pitcher Vicente Campos tossed five shutout innings
and scattered just four hits to pick up his first win since mid-May in
Charleston's 2-0 victory over Hickory on Wednesday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley,
Jr. Park in front of 4,435 fans.
With the win, the RiverDogs improve to 22-15 in
the second half and 61-44 overall and remain in second place behind the
Lexington Legends. With the loss, Hickory falls to 21-18 in the second half and
needed just 67 pitches, 52 of which were strikes. He struck out two batters and
scattered four hits during his five shutout frames to lower his ERA to
Eric Wooten relieved Campos to start the sixth and
pitched the final four innings to earn his first save of the year. Wooten
allowed just three hits and struck out two.
Offensively for Charleston, they struck for a run
in the second inning and added an insurance run in the eighth. Daniel Aldrich
singled in Ericson Leonora in the bottom of the second on a slow roller on the
infield to second base. Aldrich finished his night 2-for-4 with an
The second and final run came across in the eighth
when Jake Cave scored on a fielding error by Hickory third basemen Ryan
Cito Culver also broke out of his mini-slump with
a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
Frank Lopez (2-6) took the loss going five innings with just one run allowed on
eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
basemen Jorge Alfaro led the Crawdads offense going 3-for-4 at the plate with
two singles and a double. Alfaro had three of Hickory's seven hits on the
BALLPARK FUN: It was a
wet day at The Joe as the RiverDogs hosted their annual Splash Day! Children's
summer camps from around the Lowcountry filled the seats with water balloons and
water guns for a splash filled fun day at the ballpark.
COMING UP: The RiverDogs
now hit the road for nine games in seven days against the Augusta GreenJackets
and the Savannah Sand Gnats. Thursday the RiverDogs and GreenJackets
will play a doubleheader starting at 5:35pm with the second game to follow at
Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA. The starting pitchers for game one have
yet to be announced for either squad.