Dirty Birds celebrate Memorial Day with 10th inning win and fireworks display

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Dirty Birds defeated the High Point Rockers Saturday night in extra innings. The Birds had a 5-1 lead entering the ninth inning, but the Rockers tied the game after Cristofer Ogando gave up three walks and 1 hit.

Watch the full May 25 Megablast Fireworks display from GoMart Ballpark in Charleston on The RealWV’s YouTube channel.

Left-handed reliever Edison Suriel pitched the top of the 10th inning for the Dirty Birds. The Rockers were poised to score with runners on the corners and just one out. High Point’s DJ Burt lined out to right fielder Tillman Pugh, who threw out Jake Washer trying to score on the line out. That inning ending double play was all the momentum the Dirty Birds needed.

In the bottom of the tenth, veteran catcher Rusber Estrada hit the winning double to score Jared Carr from second base. The much needed win ties up the series with two games left to play.

The Megablast Fireworks display was sponsored by ZMM Architects and Engineers. The Dirty Birds will be at home again on Sunday, when they welcome the High Point Rockers to GoMart Ballpark for a Memorial Day weekend doubleheader. Game time is 4:05 p.m.

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