Augusta, GA--The GreenJackets suffered another loss to the Asheville Tourists, 3-2, Saturday night, at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The GreenJackets are now 12-11 on the season.
The GreenJackets left handed pitcher, Matt Lujan, had a tough night out on the mound. While it took the Tourists until the third inning to score, they had five hits off of Lujan in the first three innings. Lujan pitched six innings and finished with nine hits, three earned runs and four strikeouts.
For the eighth straight game, the GreenJackets were the first team to score. Their first run resulted from three straight singles. The team scored again in the fourth. With one out, Tyler Horan singled through the hole at second base then advanced to second on a fielder's choice. Horan then scored off of Leonardo Rojas's single to left-center field.
After the fourth inning, the Tourists pitching shut down the GreenJackets allowing just three hits. Two of those hits came in the eighth inning, however runners were left on base with a strikeout.
Asheville scored their first run in the third off of back to back doubles by Michael Benjamin and Pat Valaika. Two singles, a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch allowed the Tourists to score their final two runs in the fifth inning.
The series concludes tomorrow, Sunday, April 27th, at Lake Olmstead Stadium. USC Aiken Men's Basketball Team will be at the game, signing autographs from 1:00 to 1:30 and then participating in on field events during the game! It's also a Junior Jackets game. GreenJackets LHP Christian Johnson (1-1 1.50) will make the start against Asheville's RHP Johendi Jiminian (3-1, 1.27). Great seats are available by logging on to greenjacketsbaseball.com or by calling the front office at (706) 922-WINS. Catch the Buzz