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DIRTY BIRDS DROP GAME TWO TO GASTONIA

DIRTY BIRDS DROP GAME TWO TO GASTONIA

Charleston Hits Three Home Runs in 7-Run Loss   (Charleston, WV – July 10, 2024) – Despite hitting three home runs and scoring nine runs, the Dirty Birds fell to Gastonia 16-9 Wednesday afternoon. Gabriel Rodriguez, who gave up the first six runs to Gastonia, was handed his third loss of the season.   Charleston combined for 11 hits and three of those were home runs. Keon Barnum hit his second home run of the series to make his season total 18. Tillman Pugh hit an opposite home run for his seventh of the year while new addition Joseph Rosa...

DIRTY BIRDS FALL TO GASTONIA 8-7

DIRTY BIRDS FALL TO GASTONIA 8-7

Keon Barnum hits 17th Home Run of the Year   (Charleston, WV – July 9, 2024) – The Dirty Birds drop game one to the Gastonia Baseball Club 8-7. Gastonia extends their win streak to 11 in-a-row.       Seth Nightingale took his first loss of the season after giving up the lead in the sixth inning. The University of Charleston graduate allowed one run off one hit and one walk. The Dirty Birds scored seven runs off seven hits and nine walks. Keon Barnum hit his team-leading 17th home run and Rusber Estrada hit his 10th.   The Dirty Birds...

DIRTY BIRDS HANDED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SECOND HALF

DIRTY BIRDS HANDED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SECOND HALF

Charleston loses to Southern Maryland 18-5 (Charleston, WV – July 7, 2024) – The Dirty Birds lose their first game of the second half of the season. The Blue Crabs batted around twice in the game and strung together 21 hits in the contest.      Both teams committed three errors and two of the Southern Maryland runs were unearned. Alex Mack was handed his first loss of the season after allowing five runs in two innings of work. Pearson McMahan was the only Charleston pitcher to not allow a run.   The Dirty Birds will enjoy an off day...

DIRTY BIRDS WALK OFF AGAINST THE BLUE CRABS

DIRTY BIRDS WALK OFF AGAINST THE BLUE CRABS

Keon Barnum Hits 15th Home Run for the Win   (Charleston, WV – July 6, 2024) – The Dirty Birds win game one of the second half of the season in walk-off fashion. The score was tied at four runs with Delino DeShields, Jr. on third base and Keon Barnum at the plate with two outs. Barnum hit the 3-2 fastball over the left field wall to end the ballgame.   Charleston’s Mason Fox earned the win after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. That marks the right-handed relief pitcher’s second win of the season. Jonathan Soto, the Dirty Birds designated hitter, hit his...

DIRTY BIRDS FALL TO SOUTHERN MARYLAND 11-6

DIRTY BIRDS FALL TO SOUTHERN MARYLAND 11-6

Blue Crabs Score 10 Unanswered Runs for the Win   (Charleston, WV – July 5, 2024) – The Dirty Birds drop game one to Southern Maryland 11-6. The Birds led 5-1 in the seventh inning when the Blue Crabs sent 12 hitters to the plate for an eight-run inning.   Gabriel Rodriguez took the loss after giving up five of the runs in the seventh inning off one hit and five walks. The only Charleston pitcher to not allow a run was Pearson McMahan, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning.   The Dirty Birds strung together eight hits to score the six runs. Tillman...

DIRTY BIRDS WIN FINAL GAME OF THE SERIES AGAINST LEXINGTON

DIRTY BIRDS WIN FINAL GAME OF THE SERIES AGAINST LEXINGTON

Charleston Pitchers Combine for 16 Strikeouts Charleston, WV – June 27, 2024) – The Dirty Birds defeated the Lexington Legends 4-3 in the series finale. Charleston improves to 11-1 against the Legends this season.    Kevin Smith earned his first win of the season after giving up two earned runs in his six innings pitched. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out 11. The three relief pitchers were lights out and did not allow a hit, run, or walk. The pitching staff combined to strike out 16 Legends hitters.   Only three Dirty Birds batters had hits in the...