Leonardo Molina’s single drove in the game-winning run, capping a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Charleston RiverDogs knocked off the visiting Legends 9-8 on Friday night. Each team blew a four-run lead in the game.
Charleston scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, capped by Angel Aguilar’s two-run double.
The Legends took the lead with a five-run third inning as Emmanuel Rivera tied the game with an RBI triple and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Meibrys Viloria. Adonis Rosa added a two-run double in the fourth inning and the Legends extended the lead to 8-4.
The RiverDogs scored one run in the eighth to draw within 8-5. Carlos Vidal started the ninth-inning rally with a single. Three more hits followed before Molina’s walk-off line drive to center field.
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Legends starter Garrett Davila allowed seven hits and four runs, striking out four batters in five innings. Reliever Jace Vines took the loss.
RIVERDOGS 9, LEGENDS 8
Davilla, Vines (6) and Viloria; Perez, Rosa (4), Lane (9) and Navas. W—Lane (1-0). L—Vines (0-1). 2B—L: DeVito (1), Cancel (2), Viloria (1). C: Park (1), Aguilar (1). 3B—L: Rivera (1).