BlueClaws Blank Dogs 1-0, Complete Three-Game Sweep
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Damon Jones threw six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and Addison Russ closed down his fifth save of the year as the BlueClaws topped Charleston 1-0 on Friday, completing a three-game sweep of the RiverDogs.
The BlueClaws (19-15) have now won four straight games, their longest win streak of the season, and earned their first series sweep since July of 2017 against Rome.
Jones (2-1) has now thrown six scoreless innings in each of his last two starts. His nine strikeouts were a new career high.
The BlueClaws got the game's lone run in the second inning on an RBI single from Josh Stephen. Nick Maton, who led off the inning with a double, came home to score. The run snapped a stretch of 25 straight scoreless innings from Charleston right-hander Garrett Whitlock (2-2).
Zach Warren threw a scoreless seventh and Kyle Dohy a scoreless eighth for Lakewood.
Jake Scheiner went 0-3, adding a walk. His nine-game hitting streak was snapped.
Dalton Guthrie and Nick Maton each had two hits for the BlueClaws.
The BlueClaws open a series with West Virginia on Saturday at 4:05 pm. RHP Connor Brogdon(1-1) starts for Lakewood against RHP Gavin Wallace (2-0).
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