Savannah used power (3 home runs) to defeat Charleston, 8-3.
The Sand Gnats scored three runs in the first inning. John Mora,cf was hit by a pitch leading off the inning and latter scored on a throwing error by the third baseman on a ground ball hit by Jon Leroux,dh. First baseman Stefon Sabol's home run (2)over the left field fence scored Leroux.
Charleston scored their three runs in the second inning on 4 hits and 2 walks.
Savannah scored a run in the 2nd inning to take a 4-3 lead.
Leading off the 4th inning for Savannah, Pedro Perez hit his first home run of the year over the left field fence for a 5-3 lead.
The Sand Gnats added a run in the 6th inning and 2 runs in the 7th inning on a line drive home run over the left field fence by Wuilmer Becerra,rf (2) scoring Leroux who had walked.
Savanah had 9 hits for the game and leading hitters were Perez 2-for-4, Mora 2-for-4, and Becerra 2-for-4 with 2 RBI's.
Savannah pitching: IP. Runs. Hits. K. BB
Corey Oswalt(W,1-0). 5. 3. 7. 5. 2
Carlos Valdez. 2. 0. 1. 3. 0
Cameron Griffin. 1. 0. 1. 3. 0
David Roseboom. 1. 0. 0. 1. 0
Game two of the series starts at 7:05pm Friday at Grayson Stadium.