Weaver Knocks In Five Runs as Dash Cruise 10-3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 31, 2022) — The Winston-Salem Dash rallied for six runs in the eighth inning to put away Greensboro 10-3. Dash starter Tommy Sommer came out in a groove, striking out a pair of ‘Hoppers across three scoreless innings before Greensboro’s Mike Jarvis doubled to lead off the
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 31, 2022) — The Winston-Salem Dash rallied for six runs in the eighth inning to put away Greensboro 10-3.
Dash starter Tommy Sommer came out in a groove, striking out a pair of ‘Hoppers across three scoreless innings before Greensboro’s Mike Jarvis doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Sommer then walked Hudson Head, before Head and Jarvis successfully stole 2nd and 3rd base. Jacob Gonzalez then grounded out slowly to short, which was enough to plate Jarvis with the first run of the game. Hudson Head advanced to third as well, which put him in position to score one batter later, on an Eli Wilson sacrifice fly.
The 23-year-old Sommer bounced back with two more scoreless innings to finish his outing. Sommer struck out six Grasshoppers on the night, while allowing just the two runs in the fourth inning.
Down two in the top of the seventh, Jason Matthews worked a one-out walk for the Dash. Taishi Nakawake then singled, pushing Matthews to second. Caberea Weaver followed, fell behind in the count 1-2, before blasting a three-run home run to left-center field to put Winston-Salem ahead 3-2.
Jordan Mikel pitched a scoreless seventh inning, then Andy Atwood began the eighth with an infield single. Atwood stole second base, before James Beard walked and Jason Matthews singled to load the bases for Nakawake. He lifted a 1-1 offering into right field, deep enough to both score Atwood and push Beard to third base. Next, Caberea Weaver jumped at the first pitch and tripled into right field to make it 6-2 Winston-Salem. Alsander Womack kept the inning alive after that with a full-count double to plate Weaver, and prompt a pitching change for the ‘Hoppers. Logan Hoffman entered the game, but walked Colby Smelley and Riley Jepson to load the bases for Atwood. The Dash shortstop worked Hoffman to 2-2, before he lined a double to center field to plate Womack and Smelley, pushing the lead to 9-2.
James Beard tacked another run on in the top of the ninth with a leadoff blast. Greensboro matched that run in the bottom of the ninth, but Winston-Salem held on to win 10-3. Sommer earned the win, with Cristian Charle taking the loss.