Final score – Rome 6, Greenville 5
(From the Rome Braves):
The Rome Braves and Greenville Drive would square up for game two of six on Wednesday night as Luis De Avila would toe the rubber against the Drive for the first time since he no-hit them in early July.
Greenville would attack De Avila early, scoring in each of the first three frames of the contest. Joe Davis would open up the scoring in the top half of the first inning with an RBI single, scoring Tyler McDonough.
The Drive would tack on three more in the top half of the second inning thanks to RBI singles from Jaxx Groshans, Tyler McDonough, and Joe Davis. Greenville would drive in their fifth and final run of the game in the top of the third, as Philip Sikes belted a homer to left center field.
Jose Montilla and Austin Smith would be the two men called upon out of the bullpen tonight. The two would combine to hurl four perfect innings, tallying three strikeouts and allowing no runs, no hits, and no walks, setting the stage for a Rome Braves comeback.
In the home half of the seventh, the Rome Braves would rattle off five straight runs thanks to a wild pitch, a single from Caleb Durbin, and a three run blast from Cal Conley to put the Braves up by a score of six runs to five.
Six to five would be the final score, giving the Braves their fifty-seventh win of the season, and their twenty-first of the second half. Jose Montilla pickes up his second win of the season, and Austin Smith earns his eighth save of 2022. Cal Conley extends his hit streak to fourteen games, and has homered in three straight games.
The Braves and Drive will continue their series tonight with a 7:00 PM first pitch, and Roddery Munoz on the bump for the Braves.