The first three-point run pushes Down East past Charleston in the series finale
CHARLESTON, SC – After scoring three points on the ninth Saturday, the Down East Wood Ducks (13-5), playing Down East’s Avocados Luchadores, scored early and never looked back to win the final, 4- 0, against the Charleston RiverDogs (9-9), playing Los Perros Santos on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Wood Ducks won their second road series of the season and continue to sit atop the Low-A East Central division.
The Woodies kept up the momentum last night, putting up three runs in the first inning. Evan Carter started with a walk but was sent off in second place on a ground ball by Luisangel Acuña. With Acuña in the first row, Dustin Harris chose to place the runners in the first and second row.
Keyber Rodriguez continued his streak with a single to charge goals with an out. Cody Freeman defeated Charleston departure José Lopez, but Acuña scored to give Down East a 1-0 lead. Cristian Inoa followed with a single to score Harris and Rodriguez to push the Wood Ducks lead to 3-0.
The Woodies added an insurance run at the top of the fifth. Jayce Easley started with a brace and qualified third on a field error by RiverDogs left fielder Alexander Ovalles. Carter walked to get the runners into the corners and stole second place as Acuña hit. With one out, Easley scored on a fly sack from Harris to extend Down East’s lead to 4-0.
Mason Englert (1-0) won his first victory of the season after a fantastic outing. He pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking two. Ben Anderson was the first to come out of the reading box for Down East and pitched two perfect innings and had four strikeouts. Josh Smith pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit with a strikeout.
Leury Tejada pitched the last round. He allowed only one hit and had two strikeouts.
With a day off scheduled, Monday Down East returns home to face the Fredericksburg Nationals for a six-game series at Grainger Stadium. The starters for Tuesday’s game have not been announced by either team.
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