Legends On Deck

Sand Gnats Drop Second Straight To RiverDogs 6-4

Casey Meisner, pitched 6 strong innings. (Wally Murphy/LOD)

Game three of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Charleston RiverDogs was played Saturday at Grayson Stadium in front of 2,787 fans.

Savannah took a 2-1 lead going into the 8th inning, and Charleston scored four runs in the 8th inning, adding another run in the 9th inning to win 6-4.

Savannah starting pitcher, Casey Meisner, pitched six strong innings, but the bullpen gave up five runs.

In the first inning, Charleston scored their first run when Jorge Mateo singled, then moved to second on a single by Dustin Fowler and scored when Eduardo de Oleo singled.

Savannah scored a run in the first inning a double by Jean Rodriguez scoring John Mora, who walk earlier in the inning.

In the 5th inning, the Sand Gnats scored their second run of the game when Stefan Sabol singled scoring Mora, who led off the inning with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt.

Charleston rallied for four runs of their own in the 8th inning. Mateo walked, stole second and third base and scored on a single by Fowler. De Oleo then doubled to score Fowler. A walk and a double by Allen Valerio scored two runs.

The RiverDogs scored their final  run in the 9th inning, on a single by Mateo scoring Brandon Thomas scores.

The Sand Gnats scored two runs in the 8th inning, on a single and a wild pitch. Thomas Nido and Vincente Lupo both singled, and a single by Patrick Biondi scored Nido and a wild pitch scored Lupo.

Savannah Pitching:IPRHKBB
Casey Meisner61482
Alberto Baldonado (L, 0-1)1.22131
Cameron Griffin.12201
Shane Bay11210

The final game of the four game series starts at 2:05pm Sunday at Grayson Stadium.

Editor’s Note:  Wally Murphy is a season ticket holder for the Savannah Sand Gnats and covers all home games for Legends on Deck. 

Wally is a huge fan of the Savannah Sand Gnats, Class A affiliate of the NY Mets. Wally has been a ticket holder since 2005 and he shares his passion for the team through his writing, while catching nearly every home game. Wally is also a contributing writer for MetsMinors.net. He loves to connect with the many fans of the game as he follows the Mets minor league prospects.

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