Asheville Tourists manager puts on a show at Riverdogs game!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Asheville Tourists were in town to play the Riverdogs Friday, but it wasn't the players getting everyone's attention.
Tourists manager Joe Mikulik went absolutely nuts in the first inning when the Riverdogs' Cito Culver got out of a pickle and was called safe at third.
Mikulikwas thought to be finished yelling at the umpire when he picked up third base and gave it to a fan in the stands. Take a look at the video above.
Tourists slip by Riverdogs, 4-1
Vianney Mayo threw six shutout innings for the win as the Asheville Tourists slipped past the Charleston RiverDogs 4-1 in South Atlantic League action in front of 4,874 on Friday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
Charleston's fifth straight loss leaves them with a record 56-46 (17-18 in the second half) so far in 2012. Asheville's record now stands at 65-40 (18-17 in second half).
Mayo (4-4) gave up only three hits and two walks in six frames with three strikeouts. After Cito Culver led off the bottom of the first with a double, the RiverDogs didn't get another hit until the sixth. Their best chance to score off Mayo came in that first inning, but Culver was cut down at the plate by right fielder Jared Simon trying to tag on a flyout.
Matt Bashore (1-3) started for Charleston and, for the first four innings, he matched zeroes with Mayo. Heading into the fifth, both teams had no runs on just one hit, but it was in thatTinning that Asheville broke through. David Kandilas laced an RBI triple into right-center for the first run and he scored the second run when the next batter, Ryan Casteel (2-3, RBI, run), singled back through the middle. That was all Bashore would allow in six innings, along with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.
The Tourists tacked on a pair in the eighth when Casteel scored on a wild pitch and Samuel Mende (2-4, RBI) whacked an RBI double into left to extend the lead to 4-0. The bullpen did the rest. Relievers Russell Brewer and Kenneth Roberts each pitched a scoreless inning to send the game to the ninth. The RiverDogs got a run in the ninth on an RBI double by Francisco Arcia and managed to bring the tying run to the plate, but Jefri Hernandez got Kelvin De Leon to groundout to shortstop for the final out.