RiverDogs, rain halt Greenville’s winning streak – Moanaroa, Erasmus.
Charleston avoids four-game sweep
Written by Myron Hosea
The RiverDogs notched six runs over the second, third, and fourth innings. They chased Greenville starter Luis Diaz (1-4) with eight hits and five runs in three innings. Reliever Justin Erasmus surrendered a run in the fourth.
Charleston (1-3, 40-31) built an early 5-0 lead and held on to defeat the Drive 7-5. Greenville (3-1, 37-37) had a shot at taking all four games to open the second half but came up short. The Drive drew to within a run in the last of the fifth before the game was called in the sixth.
“They still competed,” Drive manager Carlos Febles. “Seems like we’re never really out of a game if they really want to do it. It’s kind of fun to watch.”
Greenville rallied with four runs in the fifth, getting four doubles among five hits. Matt Marquis and Jordan Weems hit back-to-back doubles for one run to start the inning. An out later, Bryan Johns singled in Weems. Johns scored on a fielder’s choice by David Renfroe, who then scored on Boss Moanaroa’s double.
Moanaroa drove in eight runs over the four games.