Asheville Tourists 2 Savannah Sand Gnats 1

Game two of the SAL Southern Division Championship Series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Asheville Tourists resumed at 4:00pm Saturday at Grayson Stadium. Asheville led 2-1 with Savannah batting in the bottom of the 8th inning with 1 out and a runner on second base. Asheville held on to win the game 2-1. The Tourists swept the series 2 games to none to  win the Championship.
Savannah scored the first run of the game when Victor Cruzado,rf singled, went to third on a single by Dominic Smith,1b and scored on a sacrifice  fly by shortstop Amed Rosario.
Leading off the 4th inning for Asheville, first baseman Correlle Prime hit a line drive home run over the left field fence to tie the score at 1-1.
Asheville took the lead in the 8th inning. David Dahl,cf led off with a double and moved to third on a ground out. A wild pitch by Gnats reliever, Akeel Morris allowed Dahl to score.
Savannah starter, John Gant, pitched 6.2 solid innings, allowed 1run on 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 10. Dawrin Frias(L,0-1) pitched 0.2 innings, allowed 1 run on 1 hit, struck out 1, and no walks. Akeel Morris pitched the final 1.2 innings and struck out 3.
Savannah had 7 hits for the game and Smith was 3-for-4.
Asheville now plays Hagerstown, Northern Division Winner, for the SAL Championship.


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