Charleston, SC - The Greenville Drive and Charleston RiverDogs squared off in a major pitcher's duel on Friday night in the Lowcountry, and the RiverDogs walked off with a 2-1 victory in 10 innings.
The first six innings saw both teams' hurlers trade zeroes. In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Drive (33-27, 58-71) starter Alex Scherff held the RiverDogs (26-32, 59-67) scoreless over four innings while striking out three. On the other side, Alex Mauricio limited the Drive to just one hit over six and one-third scoreless frames of his own.
The Drive finally broke through in the seventh inning as Garrett Benge lined an RBI double to left field to plate Marino Campana, who walked with two outs.
Charleston answered back with a run in the eighth when Oswaldo Cabrera led off with a double and came home on a single by Ryan Lidge.
The RiverDogs walked off in the bottom of the 10th when Carlos Vidal began the extra inning on second, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a game-winning single by Dermis Garcia off Rio Gomez (0-1).
Daniel Alvarez (2-2) threw a scoreless top half of the 10th to get the win for Charleston.
Saturday's game between the rivals begins at 6:05 PM. Right-hander Eduard Bazardo (1-1, 2.25) starts on the mound for the Drive against RiverDogs right-hander Roansy Contreras (0-2, 4.38).
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