Charleston-Rome Suspended Due to Rain in Fifth Inning
ROME, Ga.- Mother nature got the best of Thursday's South Atlantic League matchup between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Rome Braves, as rain caused the game to be suspended after a 34-minute rain delay with Rome leading Charleston 5-2 after four complete innings.
The completion of the suspended game will begin at 6 p.m. with the regularly scheduled game being shortened to seven innings and taking place 30 minutes afterwards.
Rome got to Charleston starter Brett Smith in the first inning for an early 2-0 lead on consecutive RBI from Adam Milligan and Luis Sumoza.
The Braves tacked on three more runs in the third inning against Smith for a 5-0 lead on an RBI from Milligan and RBI singles from Calvin Culver and Chais Fuller. Fuller's single scored Culver, who reached third base following an errant throw by Smith, who had Culver caught between first and second base.
Charleston bit into the deficit scoring twice in the top of the fourth making the score 5-2 on Addison Maruszak's sacrifice fly and Garrison Lassiter's RBI single.
After a 1-2-3 bottom of the fourth, the skies opened up, and the contest was officially suspended.
For the seven-inning game after the suspended contest, Charleston still pland to send right-hander Brandon Braboy (3-5, 4.32) to the hill, while the Rome Braves plan to pitch right-hander Randall Delgado (4-8, 4.29), whom the RiverDogs have defeated twice already this season.
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