The Rome Braves got another great outing from their starter and enough offense to avoid a four-game sweep by downing the Crawdads, 5-1, in the series finale.
Arodys Vizcaino (6-3) worked 7 2-3 innings and allowed only five hits while striking out nine. He limited Hickory to one unearned run while upping his team-high win total.
The Braves got two runs in the fourth and three in the ninth to support t Vizcaino’s gem.
Mycal Jones did the heavy lifting for the offense, driving in four of the five Braves’ runs. Jones finished 2-for-4.
The other run was driven in by Jake Hanson’s double in the ninth. Cory Harrilchak added two hits, and Matthew Weaver had a double.
The bullpen did its job with Julio Surinach and Dalton Acord combining for 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief.
Prior to Sunday’s game, the Braves had managed a total of only five runs in the series while losing three straight.
Tonight, the Braves open a four-game series in Augusta.