Posted by Wally Murphy at 7:16 AM
The first game of the five game series between the Greenville Drive and the Savannah Sand Gnats was played Wednesday evening at Grayson Stadium. The start of the game was delayed one hour and nine minuets by rain.
The Drive scored a run in the first when rfJeremy Hazelbaker led off the game with a single, stole second, moved to third on a balk and scored on a sacrifice fly.
In the 4th, Gnats scored when rfCesar Puello singled, stole second and scored on a single by cJuan Torres. The second Gnat run was scored in the 5th: dhAlex Gregory doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a wild pitch.
With the score tied at 2 all in the 8th, Drive 2bVladimir Frias hit a solo home run over the left field wall. Greenville added their 4th run in the 9th.
For the night the Gnats had 6 hits:Puello was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Torres was 2-for-4 with a RBI.
Starting Sand Gnat pitcher, Darin Gorski pitched well for his 7 innings of work. He only allowed 3 hits, 2runs(1 earned run), 2BB, and struck out seven. Brandon Sage, who gave up the home run, took the loss in relief and is now (2-5).