Savannah, GA- Another doubleheader, another sweep. The Savannah Sand Gnats continued their winning ways Saturday by sweeping the Greenville Drive in a double header at Historic Grayson Stadium by scores of 4-2 and 6-4 in games one and two, respectively. The Gnats(32-33/75-59) took advantage of every opportunity, toppling the Drive(27-38/49-85) despite being outhit 15-12 on the night.
Fans were treated to heaps of offense, as the Gnats did most of their damage in the first inning in both contests, scoring three in the first inning of game one and then crossing the plate six more times in the first inning of game two.
The Gnats' offensive outburst started off with a scorching RF Maikis De La Cruz ground rule double in the first inning of game one. SS Dreily Guerrero couldn't make the throw on a DH Dilson Herrera fielder's choice, allowing De La Cruz to advance to third. A costly balk by Drive starter RHP Justin Haley plated De La Cruz and moved Herrera to second. Next, a patient 3B Cole Frenzel worked a walk. In what would become a running theme on the night, LF Stefan Sabol hit a laser beam double up the third baseline to score both runners. Sabol finished the night 3-for-6, driving in five while smacking two doubles, and a triple.
RHP Luis Cessa navigated all seven innings of game one to earn himself his first complete game of the year and his eighth win. Cessa whiffed seven while allowing just two earned runs.
RHP Jake Kuebler did his best to match Cessa, allowing just two earned runs over five innings of work. Kuebler has now allowed just five earned runs over his last five games. RHP Beck Wheeler closed the door for the Gnats, earning his 19th save since taking over the closer role in the second half of the season.
Drive starter RHP Pat Light lasted just two and two-thirds innings in game two, his first start since being activated from the Greenville DL.
Dilson Herrera is now hitting .385 over his first five games as a member of the New York Mets organization and the Savannah Sand Gnats.
The Gnats and Drive are at it again Sunday beginning at 2:05 pm. RHP Seth Lugo (2-1, 2.42) will take on LHP Francisco Taveras (2-5, 7.19). Gates at Historic Grayson Stadium open at 1:00 pm. The radio pregame show begins on News/Talk 630 and online at sandgnats.com at 1:45 pm.
Kids Eat Free
All kids12 and under in attendance at Sunday's game will receive a free slice of Marco's pizza and a small soda brought you in part by Magic 103.9.