Matz Solid But Savannah’s Bats Go Cold In Loss

By Wally Murphy

May 22, 2013 No comments

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Charleston 2, Savannah 0

Game two of the three game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Charleston RiverDogs was played in front of 1,057 fans Tuesday evening, at Grayson Stadium.

Charleston quelled a Savannah rally in the ninthinning, with two players on base, and won 2-0.

Leading off the first for Charleston, Taylor Dogas singled, stole second, moved to third on a single by Cito Culver. He later scored on a ground ball double play. In the fourth inning, back-to-back triples by Peter O’Brien and Dante Bichette Jr. gave the RiverDogs a 2-0 lead.

In the ninth, Savannah had runners on second and third, but could not score.  Getting two of the four hits for Savannah, Jeff Reynolds, was 2-for-3.

Starting Savannah pitcher, Steven Matz ( L, 2-2), had a good outing, pitching six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, struck out nine, and walked one.

Game three of the series will be played Wednesday at 7:05pm at Grayson Stadium.

Key Stats

Yucary De La Cruz: 1-for-4

Jeff Reynolds: 2-for-3

Phillip Evans: 1-for-3

Steven Matz: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 9 K

Julian Hilario: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 K

Hunter Carnevale: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB,  0 ER, 1 K