ASHEVILLE-- The Asheville Tourists are still in search of a way to beat the Rome Braves. Asheville failed to capitalize on some key scoring opportunities and dropped their 11th game of the season to Rome on Saturday night by a final score of 7-3.
The Rome Braves' bats stayed hot as the visitors handed the Asheville Tourists their fifth straight loss. The Tourists have allowed the Braves to score 19 runs over the first three games of this series.
The Tourists ended up with single runs in the second, fifth, and seventh innings. In all three frames they had a chance to plate more. Rome used two-out hitting and exceptional defense to key their third straight win. The Braves received two-out RBI hits from Jordan Rodgers in the second, Carlos Martinez in the fourth, Isranel Wilson in the fifth, and Rodgers once more in the seventh.
Unfortunately, the Braves had a lot of runners reach base on walks. Of the seven runs the Braves scored, four of the players who crossed home plate reached via a free pass. Tucker Davidson used the run support and strong defense behind him to earn the win.
Jacob Bosiokovic finished with a pair of doubles for the Tourists while Vince Fernandez added a pair of hits to the attack. Tyler Nevin also hit his fifth Home Run of the season.
Jason Motte made a MLB rehab appearance and pitched a perfect sixth inning. The 2016 Colorado Rockies reliever and current Atlanta Brave induced two groundouts and one strikeout.
The series wraps up on Sunday afternoon with a 2:05 first pitch. Asheville will attempt to avoid being swept and at the same time pick up their first home day game win of the season.
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