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June 27, 2007 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Augusta GreenJackets News Release

Augusta GreenJackets (50-20, 5-1) South Atlantic League Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants vs. West Virginia Power (48-20, 2-4) South Atlantic League Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers

Game No. 77 -- Home Game No. 38 --- Lake Olmstead Stadium --- Wednesday, June 27, 2007 --- 7:05 p.m.

PREVIOUS DAY RECAP: The GreenJackets (50-20, 4-1) shutout the West Virginia Power (48-20, 2-4) for the second consecutive night on Tuesday, 7-0. Starter Ben Snyder recorded his fifth straight win with six shutout innings and Augusta plated five runs in the first to take an early lead. Facing the Milwaukee Brewers top pick in the 2006 draft, Jeremy Jeffress (4-1) lasted just two thirds of an inning and allowed five runs on four hits and could not get out of the first inning for his first loss of the season. The GreenJackets took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Bobby Felmy scoring Emmanuel Burriss from third. Two batters later Tyler Graham connected for a one out RBI single scoring Ryan Rohlinger to take a 2-0 lead. Juan Jean capped off the scoring when he connected for a three run single with two outs for a 5-0 lead and chased Jeffress from the game. Augusta added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings on two out RBI single's from Brett Pill for a 7-0 lead.

POWER FAILURE: The GreenJackets shut out the top hitting team in the SAL for a second consecutive night. The Power have not scored a run in 24 innings dating back to the third inning on Sunday, June 24, in a loss to Kannapolis. The GreenJackets pitching staff has not allowed the Power to score in a total of 19 innings dating back to the eighth inning on May 24.

FIVE-FOR-FIVE: Ben Snyder won his fifth straight start, equaling a season high mark set by Adam Cowart at the beginning of the season when he won five straight decisions.

SHUTOUT: Augusta recorded back-to-back shutouts for the second time this season, with the last time coming on April 14-15 against the Charleston RiverDogs.

FIRST INNING JUMP START: The GreenJackets scored five times in the first inning last night and on the season have scored 70 runs in the first inning, their most runs scored among all innings played. Augusta is 48-7 when scoring first.

LEADING IT OFF: Since snapping an 0-for-17 skid, Emmanuel Burriss has hit safely in five straight games and is 11-for-22 (.500) with five runs scored and two RBIs.

ROCKIN'AND ROHLINGER: Ryan Rohlinger has hit in a season high seven straight games and is batting .333 (9-for-27) over the streak with eight runs scored, a double, three home runs and five RBIs.

RBI MACHINE: Brett Pill drove in two runs last night and now leads the Giants organization wtih 49 RBIs, one better than teammate Bobby Felmy who has 48.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: Augusta has the best home winning percentage in all of Minor League Baseball with a 31-6 record (.838). Augusta is currently on a season hight 14 game home winning streak with the last home loss coming on May 19.

PLAYOFF BOUND: Augusta clinched the Southern Division First-Half Title on June 12 assuring themselves a spot in the post season come September.

Tonight's Probables

AUG: RHP Adam Cowart (9-3, 2.18) vs. WVA: LHP Brae Wright (5-4, 6.43)

WHAT'S ON TAP: Right-hander Adam Cowart makes his team leading 16th start of the season and looks to become the first pitcher to 10 wins in the SAL. This is Cowart's third straight start looking for his 10th win of the season. Cowart is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA in six starts at home, allowing just six earned runs in 40.2 innings pitched. Cowart's last loss of the season came against the Power on May 24 and it was his second straight loss. Cowart allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits over 5. 1 innings pitched in his loss to West Virginia.

The Power send lefty Brae Wright to the hill as West Virginia looks for its first win of the series. Wright is making his 16th start of the season but just his sixth on the road. The southpaw is 3-1 with a 6.11 ERA in five starts on the road, working a total of 28.0 innings. Wright is coming off a no decision in his last outing against Kannapolis allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. Wright suffered a loss in his last outing against Augusta on May 21, allowing seven runs, six earned, on eight hits over five innings.

Augusta vs. West Virginia

The two winningest teams in all of baseball hook up for a four game series in Augusta with the West Virginia Power in town. Both Augusta and West Virginia have already clinched a playoff spot with each winning their first half titles in each division. The last time the GreenJackets and Power met was in Charleston, West Virginia and the four game series ended in a series split. Augusta won the first two games by a combined score of 14-8, then dropped the next two, each ending with 4-2 score. Augusta outscored the Power 18-16 in the series and won the second game of the series in 10 innings. The GreenJackets represent the top pitching staff in the SAL while the Power boasts the best hitting team. This is the last regular season meeting between the two clubs.

Upcoming Promotions at Lake Olmstead Stadium

- June 29 - Military Appreciation Night

- June 30 - Fireworks Night

- July 7 - Reggy

- July 14 - Hollywood Night, Myron Noodleman

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