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Bullpen Brilliant, Jackets Hang on 6-5

July 9, 2021 - Low-A East League (Low-A East) - Augusta GreenJackets News Release


North Augusta, SC - There was four innings of constant offense. Then it was five innings of bullpen brilliance.

The GreenJackets fell behind 4-0 but climbed back and won 6-5 on Thursday night. James Acuna, Alec Barger and Justin Yeager didn't allow an earned run in seven innings out of the bullpen. They surrendered just one hit.

The game started in an hour and 19-minute delay because of inclement weather.

When the rain died down, Myrtle Beach scored four runs in the second inning. The GreenJackets offense scored four of their own in the home-half of the inning. Ricardo Rodriguez hit a two-run home run to get the party started and cut the Myrtle Beach lead in half.

Later in the inning, Bunnell hit into a fielder's choice to make it 4-3. He'd then get caught in a rundown, and Stephen Paolini stole home to tie the game at four.

Myrtle Beach added a run in the third inning on a Matt Warkentin ground ball. In the home-half, Bryson Horne homered to tie the game at five. In the fourth inning, Cam Shepherd gave the GreenJackets the lead for good with an RBI single scoring Stephen Paolini.

Acuna went three innings allowing one run. It was an unearned run.

Barger went the next 2.2 innings. He retired all eight he faced. Yeager came in to get the four-out save.

The GreenJackets did not have a hit the last 4.1 innings against Alberto Sojo and Adam Laskey. Augusta is now 6-3 on the homestand and they have taken two of three from Myrtle Beach.

NOTES:

James Acuna earned his first professional win.

Bryson Horne hit his sixth home run of the year.

Justin Yeager earned his second save of the year.

HOMESTAND: Tuesday, July 6th-11th vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)

Friday, July 9th, vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans - 7:05 p.m.

Gates Open 6:00pm

Shersey Giveaway presented by Premier Networx

First 1,000 fans get an Affiliate replica shersey! Get to SRP Park early to get yours!

Braves BUZZFest - Red Out: The GreenJackets will be wearing their new Red Affiliate Jerseys on Fridays!

Bee A Fan Feature Friday is back where every Friday Game features a select beer on special at the Keg Stand and Chef John and Team Food & Beverage whip up a special menu option available all weekend long!

Featured Draft: Riverwatch Brewing Company

Featured Food: Triple Bacon Dog & Burger: Shoulder Bacon, Bacon Jam, Bacon & Cheese Sauce

Media Partner: HD 98.3

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans - 6:05 p.m.

Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.

The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game concert featuring Brandon Bower!

Family Game Night! Gather the family and head out to the ballpark for your favorite games!

First 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Joe Torre baseball card!

Guests can enjoy $2 off White Claw until first pitch

It's our SIXTH MEGA BOOMing fireworks show of the 2021 season! You don't want to miss a Saturday baseball game finished off with fireworks!

Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thaun State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!

Media Partner: KICKS99

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans - 5:05 p.m.

- Pirates and Princesses Night at SRP Park is sure to be a hit! Don't miss some of your favorite Princesses joining us from Wardrobe of Wishes from 4pm-5:30pm

- Rainbow Factory Face Painting will be out for the game!

- Newly crowned Miss Georgia, Karson Pennington, will be making an appearance at SRP Park!

o Jr. Jackets VIP Meet & Greet with Karson: 4:30-4:50pm

o General Public Meet & Greet: 5:15-6pm

- Bark in the Park presented by Hollywood Feed

o Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a night at the ballpark presented by Hollywood Feed. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the lower seating bowl (excluding section 100). Dogs cannot go up to the WOW! Club, Suites and MurphyAdvantage.com Lounge. Dogs are free to the game. Dogs and owners must check in the Dog Waiver Table by the Main Gate Entrance. Relief areas for dogs are the Berm and behind the centerfield near the Batting Cages

Every Sunday features the Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ Sunday Savings Meal Deal for fans 12 and under to enjoy savings and a delicious menu option.

Kids Run the Bases partnered with Shout 94.7FM

Jr. Jackets Game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family Y of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners and Tum-E Yummies. Kids 12 and under get in this game for FREE by joining our FREE Club to select games throughout the season and receive great giveaways and benefits. Not a member sign up today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities

Media Partner: 94.7FM

To learn more or purchase tickets to this homestand or any 2021 GreenJackets home game visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/promotions

The MLB Mandated clear bag policy is in effect for the 2021 season. For a complete rundown of SRP Park Gameday need to knows visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/srp-park-rules.

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