RiverDogs start final homestand of first half with a win

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The RiverDogs return to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on June 5 for six games, which include a three-game series with the Hickory Crawdads followed by a three-game set against the Savannah Sand Gnats.

The RiverDogs come back to the Holy City following seven games on the road in Asheville and Greenville, and will welcome back their loyal fans to the park with the kind of fun and events that one has come to expect from Charleston’s premier professional sports team.

The festivities start immediately during the homestand, as on Tuesday, June 5, the Spoleto acrobats will be performing before the game and between innings. On Wednesday night, the team is holding Lowcountry Firefighter Appreciation Night, sponsored by ServiceMaster, as the club pays tribute to the brave souls who risk their lives every day in the line of duty. The firefighters receive free tickets, courtesy of ServiceMaster, and will be participating in promotions throughout the game.

Thursday night at The Joe features a “Salute to the Dude II: Big Lebowski Night.” For the second consecutive year, any and all Jeff Bridges fans are invited out to the park and there will be Big Lebowski-themed promotions during the game and movie clips on the videoboard. As fans leave The Joe following Friday’s game, they will receive free watermelon slices as part of SC Watermelon Night, presented by South Carolina Department of Agriculture. On Saturday night, the promotions include Pro Scouts Hall of Fame Night. Those at the game can witness the induction of longtime scout Bill Lajoie, as the organization adds another member to the growing list of honorees.

These promotions, along with all the others held during this six-game home slate are examples of how the RiverDogs continue to bring the “Be Your Own Fan” mantra to Riley Park.

For more information or to order tickets to any RiverDogs game, call the Riley Park Box Office at (843) 577-3647 or order them online.

Update June 6: Evan Rutckyj allowed just one unearned run in five innings and got the win as the Charleston RiverDogs rolled to a 10-3 win over the Hickory Crawdads Tuesday night in South Atlantic League action at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

The RiverDogs are now 35-22 on the season, and they picked up a half game on the idle Asheville Tourists. Hickory fell to 31-26.

I'll point you to the Charleston RiverDogs page for a full write-up Tuesday's game.

RiverDogs RHP Wilton Rodriguez (1-2, 6.12 ERA) will face RHP Santo Perez (2-4, 6.09 ERA) in game two on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. All seniors at the game can purchase $5 tickets and will receive a free voucher for a hot dog, soda and chips. ServiceMaster is presenting Lowcountry Firefighter Appreciation Night and MillerCoors Aluminum Pint Nite means $3 aluminum pints in the Ashley View Pub.