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Greensboro Walks-It-Off 4-3 over Jackets

August 16, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Augusta GreenJackets News Release

GREENSBORO, NC: The Augusta Greenjackets (66-56, 30-24) fell by a final of 4-3 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers (72-50, 28-25) on Friday night. With the Asheville Tourists win over Charleston, the GreenJackets are now one-game back of 1st place.

In the 9th inning, with the game tied, Greensboro had runners on 2nd and 3rd base with only one-out. The Jackets had five-men on the infield, but Connor Kaiser's groundball was enough to score Bae from 3rd as the tag at the plate was not applied in time, and Greensboro walked-it-off for a 4-3 win.

In the 1st inning, Seth Corry started the game by issuing a leadoff walk to Kyle Mottice. Then he came back and got two outs, before Jack Herman doubled to score a run. Greensboro had the lead at 1-0, and it was the 1st time Corry had allowed a run since July 13th. He tossed 32-innings of scoreless baseball.

After Steven Jennings recorded the 1st two outs for Greensboro in the 3rd inning, a walk for Simon Whiteman, and an error on Jennings allowed Tyler Fitzgerald to reach base. Frankie Tostado came up next, and he lifted his 17th home run of the season out to right field. The long-ball gave the Jackets a 3-1 advantage.

Corry surrendered a run in the 5th inning on an RBI double from Connor Kaiser to make it just a 3-2 lead for the Jackets. That would be all for Corry as he ends his night after four-innings and allows two runs, while he strikes-out seven.

In the 7th inning, Greensboro tied it up. After a single from Mottice, he stole 2nd base. Then a passed ball, followed by a wild pitch, scored Mottice and we were tied at three.

In the 9th inning, with the game tied, Greensboro had runners on 2nd and 3rd base with only one-out. The Jackets had five-men on the infield, but Connor Kaiser's groundball was enough to score Bae from 3rd as the tag at the plate was not applied in time, and Greensboro walked-it-off for a 4-3 win.

Player of the Game: Frankie Tostado, 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI

Tostado was the only source of offense for the Jackets on Friday night as he hit a towering home run in the 3rd inning. It was his 17th home run of the season.

Tomorrow's Game: 7:00 PM vs Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pittsburgh Pirates), First National Bank Field, Greensboro, North Carolina

Pitching Matchup: (GBO) RHP Colin Selby (6-3, 2.97 ERA) vs (AUG) RHP Trenton Toplikar (3-1, 3.73 ERA)

Trenton Toplikar will make the start for the GreenJackets on Saturday evening at First National Bank Field. Toplikar is coming off an outing where he went 4.2 innings against the Greenville Drive last Monday and he allowed four-runs on six hits. Toplikar will make just his 7th start of the season in a GreenJackets uniform. He began the 2019 season with the Class-A Advanced San Jose Giants, and while there, he posted a 3.98 ERA in 54.1-innings. Toplikar is now just 14.1-innings away from getting to 100-innings on the season. This year, between the South Atlantic League and the California League, hitters have just a .215 average against him. He was a 16th round selection out of UC Riverside in 2018 by the San Francisco Giants.

Colin Selby will face the GreenJackets offense for the 2nd time in the last month on Saturday. Back on July 19th against Augusta at SRP Park, Selby went six-innings and he allowed only two runs. He also needed just 71 pitches to get through that outing. The right-hander will make his 18th start of the season, and he has lowered his ERA to 2.97 despite going just four-innings in his last start and allowing four-runs. Selby has been terrific at staying around the strike-zone. He has 87 strikeouts to just 27 walks this year. The right-hander was a 16th round pick in 2018 by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Randolph Macon College.


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