Augusta, GA--The Augusta GreenJackets (35-40) lost both games Wednesday afternoon against the Rome Braves (24-51). The first game was a continuation from Tuesday night's game which was suspended due to heavy rain and lightning.
After leading 2-0 on Tuesday, the GreenJackets continued to score in the fifth when Chris Lofton doubled to left-center field and put the GreenJackets ahead 3-0.
Rome answered in the seventh inning by scoring six runs. After back to back singles, Carlos Sanchez reached on a fielder's choice which drove in the team's first run. A wild pitch drove in the second run for the Braves. A triple by Blake Brown scored the team's third run which was immediately followed by a sacrifice fly by Connor Oliver which drove in the team's fourth run. On a 1-2 pitch, Ross Wilson drove in the final two runs with a two run home run.
GreenJackets designated hitter, Jeremy Sy, scored the GreenJackets final run in the eighth inning. On a 1-1 pitch, Sy hit a solo home run to left field. The GreenJackets lost 6-4.
In Game two of the double header, the Rome Braves shut down the Augusta GreenJackets and won 4-0. The Braves scored their first two runs on ground outs in the first and second inning. Victor Caratini hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to extend the Braves lead 3-0. In the seventh, Blake Brown hit a solo home run to left field on a 3-2 count.
The GreenJackets conclude their series against the Braves on Thursday, June 26. It's Thirsty Thursday presented by Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon and Hooters. Come out to Lake Olmstead Stadium and enjoy $1 fountain drinks and $1 draft beers all night long. The first 500 fans 18 and over will receive a Georgia Lottery All or Nothing Free Play card as they enter the stadium. Great seats are still available by logging onto GreenJacketsBaseball.com. Catch the Buzz!