At 6 PM we made the 10 minute drive from our motel in the suburbs of Greenville, South Carolina to downtown Greenville, to take in a ballgame.
The Greenville Drive is the class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. In many ways, the ballpark in Greenville is a replica of Fenway Park in Boston. The outfield dimensions are the same as Fenway’s all the way from pole to pole, and Greenville incorporated several famous aspects of Fenway Park such as the “Green Monster” and the “Pesky Pole”.
On this evening, Charleston dominated Greenville for most of the game and held a 7-3 lead entering the bottom the ninth inning. Based on what had transpired during the first 8.5 innings, nobody thought Greenville could win. Defying all odds, Greenville scored 5 times in the bottom of the ninth to win the game, 8-7. Box Score
Our Greenville experience was enjoyable, though brief. In the morning we’ll head to Hickory, North Carolina.