Beyond the Scoreboard: Tourists lose in extra innings

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A leaky bullpen wasted a strong starting effort from Garrett Schilling and led to Asheville’s 3-2 loss in 10 innings Thursday night vs. Charleston.

The Tourists (8-17) got seven strong innings from Schilling, who allowed one run and struck out nine in seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.00.

But reliever Nate Harris blew his second save by allowing three hits and a run in two innings – though he did strike out five – and Austin Moore (0-1) took the loss in the 10th after giving up a hit and two intentional walks in the 10th.

In a game that featured 27 strikeouts, Asheville whiffed 13 times.

Shaei Mendoza and Matt McLaughlin had two hits each for the Tourists.

Asheville’s seven-game road trip continues with a four-game set in Rome, Ga. that begins Friday night. The Tourists return home May 9 vs. Greensboro.