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Estes Earns First Professional Win with Gem

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


North Augusta, SC - Cade Bunnell led the GreenJackets offense going 4-for-5 and Joey Estes followed up his Low-A East Pitcher of the Week award with another gem. He went seven innings of shutout baseball for his first professional win. He'd strikeout seven on the night and lead Augusta to a 6-1 victory.

Estarlin Rodriguez went the final two innings and allowed only one run.

Estes surrendered just two hits. He gave up a leadoff triple in the seventh but came back to strikeout the side to end his night.

In the first inning, the Jackets loaded the bases with nobody out. Myrtle Beach starter Jose Miguel Gonzalez allowed the first run of the night by walking Landon Stephens with the bases loaded. He'd allow only one though in the frame, and it was 1-0.

The offense kept clicking in the second though. Braulio Vasquez homered to leadoff the inning. It was his fourth of the year. Then it was an RBI single from Cade Bunnell. The lead was 3-0 after two.

In the fourth inning, Bunnell brought home Vasquez, and collected his third hit of the night. Bunnell finished the game 4-for-5 with two RBIs. He also scored twice.

In the sixth, the offense tacked on a run without collecting a hit. Three walks and a Myrtle Beach error extended the lead to 5-0. Willie Carter singled to bring home Bunnell in the eighth inning. The Jackets led comfortably, 6-0.

After Estes left, Rodriguez took over for the final two innings to bring Augusta home. He allowed a run with two outs in the ninth to break up the shutout. The Jackets are now 7-3 on the homestand and are 20-14 at home this year.

NOTES:

Braulio Vasquez stole his 29th and 30th bases of the season.

Joey Estes went a career high seven innings. He has gone six or more innings three times this season.

Cade Bunnell had his first four-hit game of his professional career.

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

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!

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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!

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

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