New-Look Dash Fall 6-5 in Series Opener
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 23, 2022) — Winston-Salem dropped a nailbiter in the series opener against Asheville, 6-5. The Dash got off to a great start in the bottom of the first, as Andy Atwood doubled to lead off the game. He advanced to third on a wild pitch, where he
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 23, 2022) — Winston-Salem dropped a nailbiter in the series opener against Asheville, 6-5.
The Dash got off to a great start in the bottom of the first, as Andy Atwood doubled to lead off the game. He advanced to third on a wild pitch, where he was able to score from on a single by Colby Smelley.
Miguel Palma doubled for Asheville in the top of the second, then moved to third base on a fly ball into center field. He then scored on a fielder’s choice ground out, tying the game at one.
The Dash were sent down quietly in the bottom of the second, then Asheville opened the third with a Kenedy Corona double. Michael Sandle followed Corona with a two-run home run, giving the Tourists a 3-1 lead.
Then in the top of the fifth, Corona reached for the third time in the game with a leadoff single. He later advanced to third base on a Zach Daniels single, aided by a throwing error. Later, Luis Santana walked which loaded the bases. After a meeting on the mound, Miguel Palma cleared the bases with a three-run double into the left field corner, as Asheville extended their lead to 6-1.
Winston-Salem got a run back in the bottom of the sixth, on a solo home run by Harvin Mendoza. Then in the home half of the seventh, Caberea Weaver ripped the first pitch of the inning over the left field wall for a solo home run. Then later in the frame, Alsander Womack crushed a solo shot himself to cut the Dash deficit to just 6-4.
Down to the bottom of the ninth, trailing by two runs, Caberea Weaver laced a one-out double. Later, Andy Atwood doubled as well to drive in Weaver and put the tying run in scoring position with two outs. However, Alsander Womack grounded out to short, and the Dash lost 6-5. Ernesto Jaquez got the win for Asheville, with Chase Solesky taking the loss.