Dirty Birds fans beat the heat, but team flames-out against Gastonia during ‘Splash Days’ at GoMart Ballpark

By Matthew Young, RealWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With temperatures in the city reaching nearly 90 degrees on Wednesday, Dirty Birds fans took full advantage of “Splash Days” at GoMart Ballpark. In addition to the usual Kids Zone sponsored by Quantum Sports, Chick-fil-A provided exclusive water-filled inflatables for some refreshing summer fun.

After going up 5 to 1 in the fourth inning, on the strength of home runs from Tillman Pugh and Joseph Rosa, the Dirty Birds allowed the Gastonia Baseball Club to score seven runs in the fifth to claim the lead. From there, Gastonia continued to pile on – including another six runs in the eighth. And while Charleston did manage to score four more runs before it was over, they were not able to wrest control back from Gastonia, ultimately falling by a final score of 16 to 9.

With Wednesday’s loss, the Dirty Birds now one win and three losses for the second half of the season, with an overall record of 32 and 35 on the year. The Dirty Birds will welcome Gastonia to GoMart Ballpark on Thursday, for the final game of their three-game series. Game time is 6:35 p.m.


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