WEDNESDAY’S GAME RECAP
99.5-FM Columbia 3, Rome 2
Columbia took the rubber game of a three-game series at State Mutual Stadium on Wednesday. The Fireflies got on the board in the first and second innings on a wild pitch to score a run and a bases loaded walk. Rome made it a 2-1 contest in the fifth on a Lucas Herbert RBI single. Columbia added an insurance run on a Michael Paez sacrifice fly in the seventh for the 3-1 score. Rome made it a 3-2 game in the eighth when Kurt Hoekstra crossed the plate on a wild pitch and Columbia held on for the win.
Juan Yepez went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. He and Herbert each had a stolen base.
Rome starter Ian Anderson (1-1) is hit with the loss. Anderson went four innings allowing two runs on two hits while striking out seven. Enderson Franco struck out five and allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief. Matt Custred had three strikeouts in two innings.
The Braves begin a seven-game road trip today in Greenville, South Carolina, with a four-game series against the Drive.