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Eighth Inning Rally Lifts Wood Ducks Past Charleston

September 17, 2021 - Low-A East League (Low-A East) - Down East Wood Ducks News Release


Kinston, N.C. - After a late two-out rally, the Down East Wood Ducks emerged with a 4-2 win against the Charleston RiverDogs. With a two-run double in the eighth inning, Thomas Saggese earns the Suddenlink Player of the Game.

For the first time this series, Down East (71-47) scored first, tonight in the bottom of the second. Cristian Inoa led off with a single and stole second (9). With one out, Saggese singled to put runners at the corners. During the at-bat of Keyber Rodriguez, a balk was called on Charleston starter Victor Munoz and Inoa scored to put the Woodies ahead 1-0.

The Wood Ducks added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Inoa singled and advanced to second when Saggese was hit by a pitch with two outs. Rodriguez followed with a single that scored Inoa from second to give the Woodies a 2-0 lead.

Charleston tied the game in the top of the eighth with two runs.

Down East quickly responded in the bottom of the eighth. With two outs, Inoa drew a walk and Jose Acosta entered as a pinch runner. Cody Freeman walked and Acosta advanced to second. With runners on first and second, Saggese plated both runners with a two-run double for the 4-2 lead.

Mason Englert took the no-decision but spun six scoreless innings, allowing two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. Theo McDowell pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing two runs with two walks and one strikeout. Eudrys Mañon (W, 3-0) earned the win, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three walks and one strikeout.

The series continues tomorrow with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m. RHP Nick Krauth (5-8, 4.15) gets the ball for the Wood Ducks and Charleston will turn to LHP Luis Moncada(7-1, 3.02).

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