Hess Home Runs Sink Braves

Braves fall to Riverdogs in Game 1 of the series

(Mills Fitzner)

By Rome Braves | April 9, 2018 10:39 PM

Rome, GA - The Charleston Riverdogs topped the Rome Braves Monday night at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 10-2 before a crowd of 1,033. Chris Hess had two homers and six RBI to lead the Riverdogs. 

Charleston crossed the plate three times in the first inning thanks to a run scoring groundout by Stephen Senley and Hess (2) followed with a two run shot to left for the 3-0 score. Two inning later, the Riverdogs scored three times thanks to Hess' (3) second shot of the night with two runners aboard. Rome cut the lead to 6-1 in the third on Kurt Hoekstra's sacrifice fly RBI. That's as close as Rome would get as the Riverdogs go on for the 10-2 victory. 

Charleston starter Daniel Ramos (1-0) gets the win while Rome starter Alan Rangel (0-1) absorbs the loss. 

Charleston and Rome play again tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. in an Education Day special start. For information contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or log onto www.romebraves.com 

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

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