COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Brendan Venter hit a two-run home run and had two hits, and Alan Rangel allowed just one hit over six innings as the Rome Braves topped the Columbia Fireflies 4-0 on Saturday.

Rangel (10-7) struck out five and walked four to get the win.

In the sixth inning, Rome went up 2-0 after Bryce Ball hit an RBI single and Greg Cullen scored on an error. The Braves scored again in the ninth inning when Venter hit a two-run home run.

Daison Acosta (1-3) went six innings, allowing two runs and three hits to take the tough loss in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out four and walked two.

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The Fireflies were blanked for the 13th time this season, while the Braves' staff recorded their eighth shutout of the year.

Despite the loss, Columbia is 13-5 against Rome this season.


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