De Leon Shines as RiverDogs Dismember BlueClaws 5-3May 2, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Charleston RiverDogs
With the game tied at three in the bottom of the eighth, De Leon (1-3, 2 RBIs) lined a two-run double into right field that gave the RiverDogs the lead for good on Wednesday Night. The rally was set up by a leadoff double by Tyler Austin (1-2, 2 runs) and a two out walk to Ben Gamel. Pedro Guerra (2-0) pitched two innings, including a scoreless eighth to get the win and Philip Wetherell pitched the ninth inning and picked up his team-high fourth save.
The RiverDogs opened the game's scoring in the fourth inning when Tyler Austin led off the frame with a walk and scored when Gary Sanchez followed with an RBI double to right. Sanchez advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Kelvin De Leon's sacrifice fly to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage.
Lakewood tied the game in the fifth when, after a pair of leadoff singles, the BlueClaws loaded the bases for Bob Stumpo (3-5, 3 RBI), who singled to knock in two runs. Charleston re-took the lead in the bottom half when Angelo Gumbs walked to start the inning, stole second, moved to third on a balk and scored on a wild pitch. The game was tied up again by the BlueClaws in the 7th, when Aaron Altherr doubled and was singled in by Stumpo.
BALLPARK FUN: The homestand began with the lone Bulldogs-RiverDogs doubleheader as The Citadel played earlier in the afternoon and defeated North Florida, 5-1, before turning The Joe over to the RiverDogs. Seniors got tickets for $5 each and a voucher for a free hot dog, soda and chips.
COMING UP: Recognizing that local colleges are going through final exams, the RiverDogs game on Thursday features final exam-themed promotions. It is also another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday with $1 beers and food specials. RiverDogs skipper Carlos Mendoza has announced that righty Will Oliver (1-2, 3.86 ERA) will get the start on the mound while the BlueClaws will counter with righty Colin Kleven (1-2, 5.03 ERA). Tickets for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game at The Joe on June 19 are currently on sale and can be purchased at the RiverDogs box office, by calling 843-723-7241 or by visiting RiverDogs.com.
South Atlantic League Stories from May 2, 2012
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