Five Run First Propels Rome to 6-1 Win

By Jim Jones / Rome Braves | July 9, 2017 5:01 PM ET

Rome came out of the gate on fire and plated five runs in the first inning.

Lucas Herbert and Randy Ventura each had an RBI singles, Kurt Hoekstra added a two run single, and Jordan Rodgers doubled home a run for the 5-0 lead. West Virginia scored their only run of the afternoon in the second on Carlos Munoz's RBI single for the 5-1 score. Rome added a run in the fifth and went on to win by the 6-1 final.    

 

Rome's offense certainly was clicking on all cylinders but it was the pitching that stole the show. Starter Alan Rangel enjoyed a solid outing going six inning allowing six hits and one run. The bullpen of Kevin Matthews and Matt Custred had a good afternoon going three shutout innings allowing one hit and four strike outs.

 

Rangel (1-2) gets the win while Blake Cederlind (2-3) takes the loss for West Virginia.

 

Rome and West Virginia play tomorrow in the final game of the series with the first pitch at 1 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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