RiverDogs Take On Columbia In Game Two of Four Game Set

The Charleston RiverDogs look to keep up their good play since the All-Star break in their second game of a four game series against the Columbia Fireflies. Freicer Perez (4-3, 3.03 ERA) takes the mound for Charleston while Blake Taylor (1-7, 3.65 ERA) starts for Columbia.

Starting Lineup:

1. Ben Ruta – LF
2. Diego Castillo – SS
3. Blake Rutherford – CF
4. Isiah Gilliam – RF
5. Donny Sands – C
6. Mandy Alvarez – 3B
7. Brandon Wagner – 1B
8. Carlos Vidal – DH
9. Chris Hess – 2B
Freicer Perez – SP

News & Notes:

The RiverDogs are 10-5 in the second half which ties them for first place in the Southern Division with Lexington who hold the same record. Asheville is in third place, a game and a half behind the Dogs and Legends with a 9-7 record.

Perez has been on fire in his last eight starts. He’s pitched to a 1.65 ERA in 49 and one-third innings allowing just nine earned runs in that stretch.

Brandon Wagner is coming off a 3-for-4 performance with three doubles and three RBI. That raises his batting average on the season to .293 and with runners on base, he’s hitting .406 with a .500 on base percentage.

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