RiverDogs lefty Dan Camarena shuts down GreenJackets

Charleston 4, Augusta 1

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Charleston starter Dan Camarena entered the series opener in Augusta having allowed one run in his past 21 innings. The left-hander managed to top that Thursday night.

Camarena pitched six no-hit innings to lead the RiverDogs to a 4-1 win over the GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Camarena entered with a 12-inning scoreless streak that included three perfect innings against the GreenJackets in mid-June. His last run allowed came on June 11 at Greenville.

He extended the streak to 18 innings with six scoreless, walking one and striking out three. Camarena failed to miss many bats but induced several weak fly balls while totaling two ground balls allowed. Despite entering with a infield fly ball percentage of 5.5 percent, he induced five popouts in the infield.

“I felt in control and my arm felt live,” Camarena said. “I wasn’t expecting six no-hit innings, but I felt good. I was throwing off-speed for strikes and established my fastball early.”

Charleston (7-7) got on the board with two runs in the second. Second baseman Angelo Gumbs displayed quick hands and bat speed to turn on an inside fastball for a home run, followed by an RBI double from Reymond Nunez.

The RiverDogs added insurance runs on a sacrifice fly RBI from Nunez in the sixth and Jake Cave in the ninth.

Nunez went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI. Gumbs was 2 for 4 with a home run and RBI.

Augusta starter Joan Gregorio allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 ⅔ innings, walking two and striking out six. Gregorio entered having allowed five or more runs in each of his past two starts.

The GreenJackets (8-6) scored a run in the ninth on an RBI single by Matt Duffy. Andrew Cain went 1 for 4 with a triple.

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the ninth because of rain.

CHARLESTON 4, AUGUSTA 1

PLAY OF THE GAME: Charleston’s Angelo Gumbs homered in the second to put the RiverDogs ahead 1-0.

STAR OF THE GAME: Dan Camarena threw six no-hit innings for the RiverDogs, striking out three.

NEXT: Charleston at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. today


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