RiverDogs Take On Columbia In Game Two of Four Game Set – Pinstriped Prospects

    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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