DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville Braves were swept in its doubleheader to open its series against the Greeneville Reds, falling to 2-4 this season when playing in twin bills and 29-26 overall.
With the two losses and a Bluefield win, Danville drops to four games back out of a playoff spot.
Game 1 (Greeneville 7, Danville 2)
Matt Rowland threw 4.1 innings of no-hit baseball to open his 11th start of the season, but was taxed by a four-run inning in the top of the fifth in Danville's 7-2 loss at Legion Field.
The draft pick out of Marietta, Georgia gave up his third homerun of the year in the top of the fifth inning that ultimately doomed Danville, a three-run homerun to Greeneville's Miguel Hernandez. The game stood at a 4-1 mark through five innings.
The Reds extended their lead with three runs in the top of the seventh inning, 7-1. Four consecutive Greeneville players reached base safely and two scored on a wild pitch from D-Braves pitcher Mitch Stallings.
Danville's opened the scoring in the top of the first, 1-0. The D-Braves drew two walks to open the game to set up a second and third base situation. With one out, Justin Smith stretched out an infield single to deep short, bringing in Luis Mejia.
Nick Vizcaino singled in Justin Smith to narrow the deficit to 7-2 in the bottom of the seventh. Vizcaino went 1-for-3 in the game.
Game 2 (Greeneville 2, Danville 1)
Danville's Mason McReaken was tagged with two unearned runs and the loss in the D-Braves 2-1 loss in game two of the doubleheader.
The Reds tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth with a sac fly to left off the bat of the Reds' Rylan Thomas. Greeneville took the lead off a McReaken wild pitch in the top of the seventh, sealing the Reds 2-1 victory.
Brett Langhorne got the D-Braves on the board with an RBI single up the middle, scoring Luis Mejia. The D-Braves scored first for the 30th time in 55 tries through the 2018 season. Danville has won 21 of its 30 contests in that scenario.
Trey Riley struck out four in his fourth appearance of his professional career. In two scoreless innings, Riley gave up one hit without surrendering a walk.
Tanner Allison and Bradey Welsh combined for two scoreless innings and a strikeout to hold the lead at 1-0.
Danville will continue its four-game set against Greeneville tomorrow at 7 p.m. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
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