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Watermelon Night a success

QUEEN--MASCOTCHARLESTON, SC — In a game that began and ended with watermelon, the Charleston RiverDogs snapped an eight-game losing streak July 5 at Riley Park here by defeating the Rome, GA, Braves, 9-1 in South Atlantic League action.

South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers inaugurated a new tradition at Watermelon Night by rolling out the first watermelon rather than throwing out the first ball. He followed the melon roll-out with the traditional baseball pitch, a blazing fastball strike to the catcher.