Jackets Complete Doubleheader Sweep with Shutout
North Augusta, SC - GAME #1 OF 2: In one of Ryan Cusick's final starts in 2021, he gave the fans a show. Seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work was plenty. He allowed one run. The offense supported him with six early runs to take the first game of the doubleheader by a final of 6-4.
In the first inning, a wild pitch scored Justyn-Henry Malloy to put the Jackets on the board. Later in the inning, Landon Stephens smashed a two-run homer to extend the lead to 3-0. It was Stephens' 18th of the year.
In the second inning, the GreenJackets scored three more. An error on the pitcher, Adrian Alcantara, scored one. Then Cade Bunnell blasted his 15th home run of the year. The two-run shot made it a comfortable 6-0 advantage.
Darryl Collins homered off Cusick in the fourth inning. That was the only run he'd allow over 3.2 innings.
Columbia inched closer in the fifth inning. A two-run homer cut the Augusta lead in half, it was 6-3. The Fireflies tacked one more on in the 6th inning on a Saul Garza double. Dylan Spain kept the game at 6-4 though and the Jackets held on for their fourth consecutive win.
GAME #2: The GreenJackets took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the second time this week, but fell short. A base-hit from Herard Gonzalez ended the no-hit bid, but the Jackets still snagged a shutout and a doubleheader sweep. A 4-0 win capped off the final Thirsty Thursday at SRP Park in 2021.
In the second inning, Christian Robinson came up with a two-out single to score Braulio Vasquez from second. It broke open the scoring. Andrew Hoffmann was brilliant on the mound. Five no-hit innings with seven strikeouts for Hoffmann capped off a great night of work.
The GreenJackets scored three times in the sixth inning. Willie Carter singled to score two and a Robinson fielder's choice scored one more.
Gabby Rodriguez threw a scoreless sixth. Lisandro Santos tossed a scoreless ninth to get Augusta their fifth consecutive win.
* Ryan Cusick went 3.2 innings in game one of the doubleheader. It was the longest outing of his professional career. * Andrew Hoffmann has gone 4.2 innings or more in his last three starts. His seven strikeouts were a career high. * Willie Carter went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in game two.
HOMESTAND: Tuesday, September 7th - Sunday, September 12th vs Columbia Fireflies (Kansas City Royals)
Friday, September 10th, 2021 vs Columbia Fireflies - 7:05 p.m.
- Entertainment begins at 6:00pm
- Augusta Technical College Manufacturing Night
o Come check out kisosks and booths on the main concourse showcasing may of the great manufacturing opportunities available here in the CSRA.
- Hot Prospect Poster Giveaway
o _In honor of our new affiliation with the Braves this season we have a great keepsake poster featuring the Braves Top Prospects playing in Augusta to commemorate thanks to our friends at Augusta Technical College! The first 1,000 fans will receive a poster with Ryan Cusick, Vaughn Grissom and Joey Estes on it. _
- Feature Friday
o "Feature Friday," highlights a Chef-inspired hamburger and hotdog, and special theme nights. The ENTIRE Keg Stand is half-priced drafts from 6:00-8:00 p.m...You heard that correctly: THE ENTIRE KEG STAND.
- Braves BUZZfest - Let's see your RED!
o Red Out Braves BUZZfest will pay homage to the new affiliation with the Atlanta Braves. Your GreenJackets will be wearing Braves "Red" Jerseys so make sure to wear your red!
* Auggie's Reading Program Day 4 presented by California Dreaming, Kona Ice, Putt Putt Fun Center and SRP FCU! * Students who participated in Auggie's Reading Program will have the opportunity to hang out and watch the Jackets play with their lovable mascot! The following counties can use their voucher for this game: Aiken County, Burke County, Edgefield County, Barnwell County, McDuffie County, and Lincoln County.
Saturday, September 11th, 2021 vs Columbia Fireflies - 6:05 p.m.
- Entertainment begins at 4:30pm
- Never Forget - 20th Anniversary of 9/11
o Flag Giveaway for the first 500 guests
- BOOMing Fireworks Show
o Back-to-Back BOOMing fireworks shows? You can't miss one of the most popular nights of the year in the CSRA!
* The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game concert from CSRA's Own Gone Again! * Guests can enjoy $2 off White Claw until first pitch * Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thuan State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets! * SweetWater Brewing Company Collector's Cup Series - Last one! * All draft SweetWater Brewing Company Drafts are only $5 until 8pm in a collectors 21 oz cup! It's presented by SweetWater Brewing Company * Comort Keeper's Baseball Bingo on a Saturday?! Yep. Grab a card when you come through the gates and play along! * The Jackets will be wearing the specialty themed military-themed jerseys for the final time this season. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off following the game with proceeds benefiting ForcesUnited.
Sunday, September 12th, 2021 vs Columbia Fireflies - 6:35 p.m.
* Entertainment begins at 5:00pm * Service Industry Night - Show your paystub or work I.D. for $5 general admission/SRO Ticket (50% off) * LAST GAME OF THE 2021 SEASON - IT'S A LUAU PARTY - BEE a Fan Appreciation Night * Aloha! Let's celebrate YOU. The greatest fans in Minor League Baseball as we wrap-up another great season. Prize giveaways, specials and FUN all night long * Sunday FUNday presented thanks to Shout 94.7 - Enjoy kid-friendly themes and activities during the game! * Last BOOMing Fireworks Extravaganza of the season presented by Medical College of Georgia * White Claw Pregame Concert Series * The White Claw Pre-Game Concert will feature Josh Hilley (5:00-6:10 p.m.) * Post-Game Kids Run the Bases * Kids 12 and under can run the bases following the game presented By Shout 94.7 FM
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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Low-A East League Stories from September 9, 2021
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