Jackets Take Series from RiverDogs with 4-1 Victory
NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA: The Augusta GreenJackets (50-45, 14-13) defeated the Charleston RiverDogs (48-49, 11-16) in the series finale on Wednesday night. The Jackets win the series over Charleston and will stay one-game behind the Rome Braves for 1st place in the 2nd half standings.
Frankie Tostado got the offense rolling in the 2nd inning. After Luis Medina struck-out the side in the 1st inning, Tostado banged a triple off the wall in the 2nd to start the frame. He came around to score later in the inning on a passed ball.
Logan Webb, making a rehab assignment with the GreenJackets, had Charleston guessing all night long. He'd finish after five innings and he did not allow a run while ending his outing with four strikeouts. Webb also allowed only two hits on the night.
The Augusta offense gave Webb some run support in the 4th inning. Four straight singles to start the frame scored three runs, and the Jackets lead grew to 4-0. Tostado's 57th RBI of the year gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead, a passed ball scored another run to make it 3-0, then it was Jose Layer with a single to extend the Augusta lead to 4-0.
Charleston made things interesting in the 8th inning when they scored two runs, the first on a walk with the bases-loaded for Canaan Smith. The 2nd run they scored came home on a throwing error to make it 4-2. Charleston could not score a run-off Sandro Cabrera in the 9th inning and he collected his 2nd save of 2019.
Player of the Game: Frankie Tostado, 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Tostado slammed a triple off the wall in the 2nd inning and eventually scored to get the GreenJackets on the board Wednesday night. The multi-hit game for Tostado was his 21st of the year as he paced the Augusta offense.
Tomorrow's Game: 7:05 PM vs Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees), SRP Park, North Augusta, South Carolina
Pitching Matchup: (GBO) RHP Steven Jennings (5-7, 5.13 ERA) vs (AUG) LHP Seth Corry (5-2, 2.26 ERA)
Seth Corry takes the baseball for the GreenJackets in the series opener with the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday evening. Corry has been on an incredible stretch on the mound as of late. He's allowed just two runs in his last 16.2 innings on the mound. He was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week from July 1st-7th. Corry's 2.26 ERA is the 3rd best in the South Atlantic League among qualified pitchers. The left-hander is listed as the #25 overall prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization. He was a 3rd round pick in 2017 out of Lone Peak High School in Alpine, Utah.
Steven Jennings will make the start on Thursday for the Grasshoppers in the series opener. Jennings will make his 2nd start at SRP Park on Thursday. He faced the GreenJackets back on April 15th, and he went just 5.1 innings, while allowing four runs and he earned the loss that night. Jennings has made 18 starts this year and has 78 strikeouts to just 26 walks. He was a 2nd round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017.
Next Homestand: Monday July 15th-Sunday July 21st
July 15th-17th vs Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees)
July 18th-21st vs Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pittsburgh Pirates)
The Augusta GreenJackets return home on Monday July 15th for a HUGE homestand filled with fun for the entire family. It all starts on July 15th for our Garden City Bark in the Park Night. Bring your four-legged friends to SRP Park and enjoy the game against the Charleston RiverDogs. It will also be Military Monday presented by Humana- Military Tricare. Fans with a valid Military ID, patrons (active duty military and veterans) will get $2 off their ticket pricing when coming to the SRP Park Box Office for Monday games. On Tuesday July 16th, it will be Christmas in July as Santa and Mrs. Clause will throw out a first pitch and meet with fans. On Wednesday July 17th it will be St. Patrick's Day in July, as we'll feature Irish food and much more. It will also be Comfort Keeper's Baseball Bingo. Thursday July 18th is everybody's favorite day of the week, as it is Thirsty Thursday at SRP Park presented by Garden City Social, Mr. Tattoo, Kicks 99 and BOB FM. 1$ Natural Lights and PBR's will be available from 6-8 PM. On Friday, July 19th it will be our EDTS Cyber Cooler Bag Giveaway to the first 1500 fans in attendance. On Saturday July 20th at 6:05 PM it's our 13th annual Military Appreciation Night. On Military Appreciation Night, the GreenJackets will recognize and honor soldiers and their families for their dedication, commitment, and sacrifices they have made for our great nation. The homestand wraps up on Sunday, July 21st for Sunday Funday presented by Path 2 College 529 Plan. Come out and enjoy a great Sunday Funday where the GreenJackets will have a Pre-Game Catch on the field (4-4:30PM), Face Painting and much more to enjoy while at SRP Park. It will also be Paw Patrol Night. Come out and meet two of the Paw Patrol Characters as they will be here to take pictures with fans that come out to SRP Park on the Sunday, July 21st game!
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