Rome [Braves] 6, Lakewood 1
The series is now tied 1-1 and heads to Lakewood for games three, four and five (if necessary).
WP: Touki Toussaint (1-0), LP: Seranthony Dominguez (0-1), SV: none
HR: Lakewood - Damek Tomscha (1); Rome - Austin Riley (1)
Hitting Recap: Damek Tomscha had three of Lakewood's four hits, including a double and a home run. In the postseason, Tomscha is hitting .500 (6-for-12) with a home run and six RBI. He has also walked three times, while striking out just once... Mark Laird had the 'Claws other hit and is hitting .412 (7-for-17) in the postseason.
Pitching Recap: Seranthony Dominguez struggled through 4 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and a walk. He was also hurt by shaky defense that resulted in two of the five runs he allowed being unearned. Tomscha and catcher Deivi Grullon both made throwing errors in the bottom of the fifth... Edgar Garcia came on in relief of Dominguez and threw 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball, and Ismael Cabrera added a scoreless seventh inning. Blake Quinn allowed a run in the eighth.
BlueClaws Notes: Wednesday is a travel day for the two teams. Alberto Tirado starts for Lakewood in Game Three on Thursday and will be opposed by Rome's Kolby Allard. Harold Arauz will pitch for Lakewood on Friday, but Rome hasn't announced a starter... If Game Five is needed, Jose Taveras will start for the BlueClaws.