Thursday, June 4 - Charleston 4, Augusta 1
Charleston's Dan Camarena entered the game having allowed one run in his past 21 innings, including a 12-inning scoreless streak. He topped himself by throwing a six-inning no-hitter.
Camarena wasn't overly dominating, striking out three and inducing eight swinging strikes, but he allowed a lot of weak fly balls. He gave up just two ground balls and induced five infield popouts.
The left-hander established his fastball the first time through the order, followed by a boatload of changeups the second time through. He mixed in several slurvy breaking balls, especially early in the count, but they flashed as show-me offerings. Camarena thrived off the changeup.
Camarena now has an 18-inning scoreless streak that includes just two hits allowed. He has walked one over that stretch while striking out seven.
Augusta's Joan Gregorio struggled early with command, but he settled in after a two-run second to pitch 6.2 decent to solid innings. He was knocked around for four extra-base hits and left more than a few fastballs over the plate, but his command improved in the later innings and he pitched well from the stretch.
Charleston's Angelo Gumbs showed impressive bat speed and hands when turning on a fastball inner-third for a home run in the second inning. Gumbs has a lot of bat waggle and movement during load, but he compensates with tremendous bat speed. He has solid pull power and can spray the ball with authority, but covering the outer half will likely continue to be a challenge. He also showed good speed on a stolen base.