Tonight, in the first of a 4 game homestead at State Mutual Stadium, the Rome Braves defeated the Charleston Riverdogs 4-1, in front of over 1,500 fans.
Rome got an early lead in the first on Austin Bush’s run scoring double. The Braves
crossed the plate three times in the third inning thanks to an RBI double by Marcus
Mooney and RBI singles by Justin Ellison and Lucas Herbert extending the lead to 4-0.
Charleston made it a 4-1 game in the sixth on Angel Aguillar’s sacrifice fly RBI. The
story of the game was Rome’s pitching as starter Ian Anderson went four scoreless
innings allowing three hits and striking out six. The bullpen was just as good as
Bladimer Matos allowed one run on one hit in two innings and Joe Rogers went three
shutout innings striking out three en route to the 4-1 victory. Brandon White came in to
pitch a three up and three down ninth inning.
Matos (2-2) gets the win for the Braves while Nick Green (4-5) is hit with the loss.
White (9) earns the save.
The Braves and RiverDogs face off again tomorrow night at 7 p.m. For information
contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or log onto www.romebraves.com.