Dash vs. Asheville: Game #33 Preview

Winston-Salem Dash (16–16) vs. Asheville Tourists (11–21)

Tuesday, May 17–7 p.m.

Truist Stadium (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

Game 32 Recap

In the final game of their six-game series, the Winston-Salem Dash defeated the Rome Braves 5–1, using offensive outbursts in the sixth and seventh inning and great pitching in all nine innings.

The Braves struck first in the bottom of the second. Justyn-Henry Malloy led off the inning with a single, then after a flyout, Javier Valdes and Bryson Horne would follow Malloy’s lead and hit singles as well, loading the bases. Willie Carter hit a sacrifice fly to bring Malloy in, but Dash starter Chase Solesky would get the next batter to ground out to end the inning. From there on out, it was shutout pitching from Winston-Salem as Solesky, Jesus Valles and Vince Vannelle would end any and all hopes of Rome sweeping the Dash and winning their sixth straight. The trio combined to allow just eight hits and two walks the entire game, including Valles striking out two over the course of three innings and Vannelle not allowing a single hit in the ninth inning.

The Dash’s bats were quieted by Rome starter Andrew Hoffman through five innings, but once his replacement, Lisandro Santos came in the sixth inning, they came to life. Santos walked the first three batters he saw to load the bases and Harvin Mendoza would drive two of those runners in to put the Dash up 2–1. Santos would retire the

next three batters, but the Winston-Salem offense wasn’t done just yet. In the seventh inning, Oscar Colas hit a one-out solo home run over the right-field wall to add one more run to the Dash’s total, and then two batters later, Luis Mieses would do the same, making the score 4–1.

Colas and Mieses would strike again in the ninth inning as Colas hit a single to open the inning and Mieses would drive him in on a double to right field that allowed Colas to score. The Braves wouldn’t be able to retaliate in the bottom of the frame giving the Dash a win to end their road trip to Rome.

WELCOME BACK TO WINSTON-SALEM

After a six-game series against the Rome Braves, the Dash will be returning home to Truist Stadium for a six-game series against the Asheville Tourists.

RELIEVER REVERENCE

Over the past two games, the Dash relievers have combined to allow just one earned run over eight innings, including shutting out the Rome Braves on Sunday.

TOURISTS TOURING THE 336

The Dash and the Asheville Tourists will be playing their second series of the year, and the first appearance for the Tourists in Winston-Salem. In the first series, the Dash went to Asheville where they beat the Tourists in four out of the six games to claim the series victory.

ROUGH ROAD

The Dash are coming off their second road trip of the season, which ended up much worse than the first of the year. Winston-Salem fell five games to one against the Rome Braves. Neither offense nor pitching quite hit the mark last week until Sunday when the Dash put Rome away 5–1 to end a nasty 6-game losing streak.

ELLIS EXECUTING

With five steals in the series against Rome, Duke Ellis now has his season total for stolen bases up to 14, good for fourth place in the South Atlantic League.

First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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