Savannah, Ga.- The Gnats swept a doubleheader from the Charleston Riverdogs in two different ways on Wednesday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. In the team's 2-0 win in game one, the Gnats had two hits. In game two, rightfielder Stefan Sabol equaled that total all by himself with two two-run home runs, the second a walk-off winner that delivered a 5-3 Savannah winner.
Sabol's two homeruns were his seventh and eighth of the year. In a 3-3 game in the bottom of the seventh, he was asked to sacrifice bunt. After he could not get the bunt down early in the count, he parked a 2-2 pitch over the leftfield wall. He had earlier given the Gnats (29-17/73-39) a 3-2 lead with a homer in the fifth inning.
Savannah starter Octavio Acosta threw five innings in his SAL debut in game two, yielding two runs, one earned, in five innings.
In game one, Rob Whalen worked in and out of trouble, but held the RiverDogs (23-23/56-60) off the scoreboard for 5.1 innings to lower his ERA to 1.42 and improve his record to 7-0.
The Gnats scored their runs in the first and sixth innings on an RBI groundout and a wild pitch respectively.
The Gnats play four games on the road in Augusta Thursday through Sunday and return home for Kroger Dollar Monday to begin a seven-game homestand. While the Gnats are on the road, follow all of the action with News/Talk 630 WBMQ andsandgnats.com.
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