Earlier today I told you the Rome Braves were off to a 3-0 start and were sending highly regarded prospect Arodys Vizcaino to the mound to go for the sweep of the Kannapolis Intimidators. Well, I’m happy to report they are now 4-0 after sweeping the Intimidators with a 10-4 win today!
Vizcaino wasn’t exactly lights out, but he walks away with his first W of the season. He went for five innings and gave up eight hits, two walks and four earned runs while striking out five. The relief corp of Julio Surinach and Thomas Berryhill combined for four scoreless innings. Surinach struck three in his three innings, allowing only two runs, and Berryhill had a strikeout and gave up a hit in the ninth.
The offense was the story today though, as it has been most of this series. The one through eight hitters each tallied up at least one hit today, combining for sixteen hits and ten runs. Centerfielder Kyle Rose had another big day, going 4 for 6 with an RBI. He’s now batting .588 for the season with a .588 OBP and 1.176 OPS.
Designated Hitter Christian Bethancourt had another big day at the plate as well. He was a perfect 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Third baseman Jordan Kreke had the other multi-hit game, going 2 for 6 with an RBI, although he struck out three times. Riaan Spanger-Furstenburg and Braeden Schlehuber each had a double, and Ramon Flores had a two-run homerun. Mycal Jones, Matt Weaver and LV Ware each contributed a single as well.
The Rome Braves are the only 4-0 team in the South Atlantic League. They now head to Greenville, South Carolina to take on the 1-3 Greenville Drive in a four-game series before heading back to open at home against the Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday.
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