Rome 3, Savannah 2
Game two of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Rome Braves was played Friday evening in front of 2,535 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium. Rome scored in the 8th inning to break a 2-2 tie and win the game by the final score of 3-2.
In the 5th inning, Rome scored a run to lead 2-1.
Sand Gnats tied the game at 2-2 in the 6th inning. Boyd reached first base on a fielders choice and scored on a double by catcher, Kevin Plawecki.
Rainy Lara starting for Savannah and turned in another stellar performance. The right-hander tossed seven innings, allowed two runs (one earned), gave up five hits, walked nobe, and struck out eight. Reliever Beck Wheeler took the loss after giving up the winning on two hits two innings pitched. He struck out three.
Note: Brandon Nimmo, who was placed on the DL earlier in the week, took batting practice and said he felt fine. He has been dealing with a hand contusion.
Game three of the series starts at 6:05 pm Saturday evening at Grayson Stadium.
Jayce Boyd: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB
Kevin Plawecki: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Maikis De La Cruz: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
Rainy Lara: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 K
Beck Wheeler: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K