Rain Halts Charleston-Rome In Third Inning

ROME, GA - ROME, Ga. – Charleston held a 1-0 lead over the Rome Braves in the bottom of the third inning in South Atlantic League action at State Mutual Stadium Sunday afternoon, but the game was suspended to inclement weather in the Rome area.

Kyle Higashioka doubled with one out in the second, moved to third on a groundout, and then scored on a two-out wild pitch by Rome starter Chris Masters for a 1-0 Charleston lead.

L.V. Ware singled off Charleston starter Sean Black to start the third and was balked to second, but a driving rain storm halted play, marking the first rain delay the RiverDogs have been involved in during the 2010 season. After a 48-minute wait, the game was officially suspended.

The suspended game will pick up Monday at 6 p.m. with the regularly scheduled game following set for a seven-inning contest. For the second part of the split-twinbill, the RiverDogs send right-hander Jairo Heredia (1-0, 2.70 ERA) to the firing line, while Rome counters with righty Robinson Lopez (1-1, 2.61 ERA), who will be making his first start of the season.