The Rome Braves got a 10-3 win over the Asheville Tourists Monday night, but it was bigger than that.
With the win Rome completed a four-game sweep of Asheville, but it was bigger than that. The win, along with an Augusta loss, the Braves took sole possession of first place in the South Atlantic League, but wait… there’s more.
The Rome Braves game their manager Randy Ingle his 1,500th career victory with a win Tuesday night, and in his home state of North Carolina.
Starter Max Fried got the win, giving up three runs on six hits – one a homer – in six innings of work. He struck out six, and walked two in the game. Mullins, Custred, and Jones each had a scoreless inning of relief work.
The offense picked up an impressive 16 hits in the game, highlighted by homers from Austin Riley, and Carlos Castro, who combined for five homers in the series. Riley finished 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Castro went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI’s.
For a full recap from the Rome Braves, click HERE.