RiverDogs receive gifts from Greensboro

CHARLESTON, S.C. (DOGS) - In another low scoring pitcher's duel, the RiverDogs were able to capitalize on a few mistakes by the Greensboro Grasshoppers to top their foes by a final of 3-2{}on Saturday{}night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in front of 3,687 fans on Christmas In July night.

With the win, the RiverDogs improve to 20-12 in the second half and 59-41 overall. With the loss, Greensboro drops to 16-18 in the second half and 49-54 overall.

The Charleston offense struck first yet again{}Saturday{}night. Jake Cave led off the bottom of the first by reaching on an error by Greensboro first baseman Viosergy Rosa. Cave was caught stealing second with Cito Culver at the plate. Following the caught stealing, Culver reached on an error by shortstop Anthony Gomez and then Greg Bird hit a ground rule double to put runners at first and third for Dante Bichette, Jr. Bichette, Jr. struckout swinging and as the ball got away from the catcher, Culver broke for home and scored as Bichette was thrown out at first.

Greensboro{}got even in the top of the third inning with a Juancito Martinez double plating Jose Behar who reached earlier in the evening on a walk.

The RiverDogs took the lead for good in the fourth scoring two runs. Greg Bird led the inning off with a walk and then Dante Bichette, Jr singled advancing Bird to third. With runners at the corners Greensboro starter Ramon Del Orbe balked scoring Greg Bird and advancing Bichette, Jr. to third. Reymond Nunez singled later in the fourth to bring in Bichette, Jr. for the RiverDogs final run.

Greensboro{}tried to mount a comeback but couldn't get anything going offensively. The Grasshoppers scored their second and final run on a one out solo homer by Matt Juengel in the top of the eighth inning.

RiverDogs starter Brett Gerritse (8-5) became the staff's first eight game winner as he tossed five innings and allowed a run on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. James Pazos received the hold with two scoreless frames in relief allowing just one hit with a strikeout. Tyler Webb picked up the six out save and allowed a run on one hit with three strikeouts for his first save as a RiverDog.

Greensboro{}starter Ramon Del Orbe (5-7) took the loss pitching seven innings and he allowed three runs, two earned on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk.