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Rome Braves stop skid at eight games. In 10 innings, Rome 1, Riverdogs O. And how about Keuchel? Media release: Sporting a former American League Cy Young Award Winner on the mound the Rome Braves broke their eight-game losing skid with a thrilling 1-0 extra inning victory against the first place Charleston RiverDogs on Monday night.
Making his organizational debut as a member of the Rome Braves the All-Star lefthander was sensational, throwing 7 scoreless innings while allowing only one hit. Keuchel had nine strikeouts and only one walk. He threw 77 pitches and faced only two batters over the minimum.
Both pitching staffs continued to put up zeroes and the game eventually pushed into extra innings. Rome reliever LHP Tanner Lawson came on for Keuchel and had perhaps his best outing of the season. Lawson threw 3 shutout innings, surrendering no hits. He struck out three, walked none and got the win.
The only run of the game came in the bottom of the 10th inning. With Henry Quintero at second base Derian Cruz singled into left field. Quintero raced home, beating the throw and ending Rome’s losing streak.
Logan Brown finished his night 1-4 with a double. Griffin Benson was 1-4 with a double. Cruz was 1-4 with a single and the game’s only RBI. Jeremy Fernandez was 1-4.
Rome and Charleston continue their three game series on Tuesday evening. Game 2 is scheduled for 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium. Rome starts LHP Gabriel Noguera (2-3, 4.03). Charleston will counter with RHP Alexander Vizcaino (3-2, 3.16).
Rome Braves (27-36): 1 R 4 H 0 E
Charleston RiverDogs (34-30): 0 R 1 H 0 E
W: Tanner Lawson (2-2)
L: Carlos Espinal (0-1)
Next: At home vs. Charleston Riverdogs, tonight-Wednesday, games 7 tonight and 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive
The annual Atlanta Braves Tryout Camp at State Mutual Stadium is scheduled for Monday, June 17. Registration starts at 9 a.m. (participants should enter and register through Gate 6). Tryouts start at 10:00 AM. The annual event is free of charge and under the direction of Braves area scout supervisors. All players must be between the ages of 16 and 22 to participate and are expected to furnish their own cleats, gloves and uniforms. No exceptions. The Braves will provide any other necessary equipment. American Legion players must have written permission from their coach.
The South Atlantic League announced rosters for the 60th Annual SAL All-Star Game. Four Rome Braves players were named to the Southern Division roster and will represent the Single-A Braves in the upcoming game Tuesday, June 18. While RHP Jose Montilla was the lone Braves hurler named to the team, three position players were also selected including starting catcher Logan Brown, second baseman Greg Cullen and right fielder Trey Harris to round out the Braves participants.
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