The Charleston RiverDogs could not be stopped on the bases Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The RiverDogs stole a total of five bases in a 7-2 victory over the GreenJackets.
With the GreenJackets leading 1-0 after one, Blake Rutherford drew a walk to lead off the top of the second. He then stole second to begin the base running parade for the RiverDogs. He came in to score on a single by Donny Sands to tie the game at one.
He came back up to lead off the top of the fourth, doubled, and then stole third. On the same pitch he stole third, the ball got by GreenJackets catcher Will Albertson allowing him to come in to score giving the RiverDogs the lead. Charleston added another run that inning on a two out, dropped third strike which resulted in a passed ball scoring Brandon Wagner from third.
Hoy Jun Park recorded the fourth stolen base on the night for Charleston when he stole second after a leadoff single to start the fifth. He advanced to third on a ground out by Estevan Florial and then came in to score on a ground out by Diego Castillo giving the RiverDogs a 4-1 lead. The GreenJackets added a run in the fifth but got no closer before the RiverDogs blew it open with three insurance runs in the eighth.
The GreenJackets and the RiverDogs will be back in action Tuesday night for game two of the three game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with the gates opening at 6:00. It is Tuesday Brewsday and College ID Night.
Domenic Mazza (0-2, 10.80) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Albert Abreu (1-0, 0.93) for the RiverDogs.
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