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Drive Dashed by Dash, 6-3 in Saturday Matchup

May 18, 2024 - South Atlantic League (SAL)
Greenville Drive News Release

Drive dashed by Dash, 6-3 in Saturday matchup Mata tosses two innings in rehab start as Drive lose consecutive series win streak

Kristian Campbell knocked two RBIs for the Greenville Drive (18-20), but the night would be carried by a stout Winston-Salem Dash (18-20) as they picked up a 6-3 victory at Fluor Field to take a 3-2 series, ending the Drive's streak of consecutive series victories.

Bryan Mata, sent to Greenville on a Minor League rehab assignment, was named the starter Saturday as he began to work his way back to the AAA Worcester Red Sox. The Red Sox 40-man roster pitcher tossed two innings for the Drive picking up a 1-2-3 first inning. The second would not be as kind.

After a bloop single dropped in for Shawn Goosenberg, a Bryce Willits double and a later a Samuel Zavala single scratched two runs across for the Dash for a early 2-0 lead.

Mata finished the night after the second, allowing four hits, two runs and a walk.

Cooper Adams piggybacked Mata, spinning a solid third inning to quell some momentum, setting up a two-run bottom half for the Drive. A one-out walk by Karson Simas was coupled with a Juan Chacon triple off the center field wall to cut the lead to one before Kristian Campbell rapped an RBI-single off the Greenville Monster to knot the game at 2-2.

It'd be the only damage Noah Schultz gave up as the White Sox No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, spun four innings allowing only the two runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Adams' outing was up and down for the Drive as the Dash made him work on the mound. They'd pick multiple one out hits including a 10-pitch at bat from Calvin Harris that resulted in a single in the fourth. The battle paid off as Loidel Chapelli drew a six-pitch walk before Mario Camiletti snapped a sac-fly to put the Dash back in front, 3-2.

Goosenberg and Bryce Willits rapped a double and a single to lead off the fifth for the Dash, boosting the lead to 4-2. A Wes Kath fly out and a walk issued to Zavala spelled the end of Adams' outing as the Drive turned to Nathan Landry with two on.

Chirs Lanzilli added a sac-fly after a wild pitch and Harris reached on a potential inning ending grounder to second baseman Ahbram Liendo as Liendo bobbled the ball allowing Zavala to score and put the Dash up 6-2.

Landry worked 2.2 innings officially, allowing one hit and one walk with a strikeout, working quiet sixth and seventh innings before Isaac Stebens took over for the final two frames.

Campbell chipped in his second RBI in the eighth after a Chacon reached on a force out at second. 6-3 would be the closest the Drive would get the rest of the night, picking up a Tyler Miller single in the ninth before Dash closer Zach Franklin shut the door with a pop up, groundout and a strikeout.

The Greenville Drive return to action Sunday, May 19th at 3:05 p.m. for the finale of the six-game series with Winston-Salem. The Dash lead the series, 3-2.

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