Final score – Greenville 9, Rome 0

(Media release from the Rome Braves):

The Rome Braves returned to the friendly confines of AdventHealth Stadium on Tuesday night, welcoming the Greenville Drive into town. Rome would enter the series with Greenville just three and a half games behind the first-place Winston Salem Dash.

Angel Flores would give the ball to Knoxville, TN, native Hunter Riggins. In his first start in Rome since hurling five perfect innings against the Asheville Tourists on May 10th. Riggins would retire the first two batters before Marcello Mayer would tuck his sixth home run of the season just over the left field wall.

Greenville would plate another run in the second inning in the form of an Eduardo Lopez double. That would be all Greenville could muster up for the next four frames, as Hunter Riggins would go on to retire thirteen straight Greenville hitters.

Tuesday night’s start would be the longest outing of the season for Riggins, as he would finish with three hits, two runs, two walks, and five punchouts over six full innings.

Riggins would make way for Ryder Jones, who would run into trouble in the top of the seventh as Greenville would double their run total with singles from Miguel Ugueto and Alex Erro.

Rome and Greenville will play a double header this evening. The first pitch of game one is set for 5 pm.

Photo courtesy of the Rome Braves