Three pitchers combined to hold the Greenville Drive offense to just one run as the Charleston RiverDogs won 3-1 Thursday night in South Atlantic League play at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in front of 4,682 fans.
The RiverDogs are now 10-8 in the second half and 49-37 on the season. They move into second place in the Southern Division second half standings. The Drive move to 33-57 on the season and 11-10 in the second half with the loss and fall to third place in the standings.
RiverDogs starting pitcher Daniel Camarena (2-3) had an impressive night on the mound as he stifled the Drive offense. In six innings of work he allowed one run on five hit and struck out four batters as he earned his second win of the season.
Charleston got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. After doubling down the right field line, Dante Bichette, Jr. scored on an Aaron Gates single to left. They later extended that lead to 2-0 as Jake Cave scored on an Angelo Gumbs single.
Greenville scored its first and only run of the night in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dreily Guerrero hit a ground-rule double and later scored on Jose Vinicio line drive single to left field.
The RiverDogs added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh on a Cito Culver two out triple off the left field wall that scored Cave.
Justin Haley (4-8) was tagged with the loss for Greenville. In his four innings of work he allowed two runs on four hits, walked four, and struck out seven RiverDogs batters.
Ben Paullus pitched a perfect two innings to close the game out and collect his sixth save of the season.