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Rome Braves lose 4-3 to Greenville Drive in ten innings

The Rome Braves took a 2-2 tie with the Greenville Drive into extra innings Tuesday night, but couldn’t hang on to win. Touki Toussaint had a solid start, giving up only two runs on six hits in six innings of work, striking out six and walking three batters. Oriel Caicedo came in for three strong innings of relief work, giving up no runs and no hits, striking out four. Matt Custred gave up two runs in the 10th, giving up no hits, but walking four batters.

The Rome Braves took a 2-2 tie with the Greenville Drive into extra innings Tuesday night, but couldn’t hang on to win.

Touki Toussaint had a solid start, giving up only two runs on six hits in six innings of work, striking out six and walking three batters.  Oriel Caicedo came in for three strong innings of relief work, giving up no runs and no hits, striking out four.  Matt Custred gave up two runs in the 10th, giving up no hits, but walking four batters.

It looked like Rome would win it in the bottom of the ninth, but Justin Ellison was thrown out at home plate after Greenville’s Marc Brakeman threw a wild pitch.

Custred walked in what would be the winning run in the top of the 10th inning.  Greenville scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly, taking a 4-2 lead.

In the bottom of the 10th, Carlos Castro scored on an Alejandro Salazar single, making it 4-3.  Later in the inning, Ray-Patrick Didder was hit by a pitch with two outs, moving Salazar to second, bringing Luke Dykstra to the plate.  Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, putting the winning run on second, but Dykstra struck out, ending the game in a Braves 4-3 loss.

Ellison was the only Braves player with a multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

For a full recap from the Rome Braves, click HERE.

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