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GAME #73: Shepherd Slugs First Professional Homer In Walk-Off Fashion

July 27, 2021

North Augusta, SC - Cam Shepherd's poster giveaway, presented by Cintas, isn't until Thursday. But he decided to celebrate the promotional giveaway early with a two-run walk-off home run on Tuesday night. The Jackets took the series opener by a final of 5-3. It was the first professional home run

North Augusta, SC - Cam Shepherd's poster giveaway, presented by Cintas, isn't until Thursday. But he decided to celebrate the promotional giveaway early with a two-run walk-off home run on Tuesday night. The Jackets took the series opener by a final of 5-3.

It was the first professional home run of Shepherd's career. Braulio Vasquez walked with two outs to keep the ninth inning alive, and Shepherd took advantage.

The offense got into a rhythm early. Vaughn Grissom belted his third home run of the season in the first inning. With Augusta leading 1-0, the Jackets added another run when Landon Stephens doubled to score Bryson Horne, and it was quickly 2-0.

Joey Estes needed 31 pitches to throw a scoreless first inning. He'd settle down, going four frames of shutout baseball and striking out six.

Ben Dum kept the Augusta lead intact. In the sixth inning he entered with the bases loaded and one out. He got the final two outs to keep the Jackets leading 2-0. In the seventh though, Matt Mervis drilled his seventh home run of the season. The three-run shot made it 3-2 Myrtle Beach.

The GreenJackets offense quickly responded in the home-half of the seventh. Braulio Vasquez doubled, and advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Shepherd hit a fly ball to right field, and the sacrifice fly tied the score at three.

James Acuna tossed a scoreless ninth inning and earned the win. It was Vasquez and Shepherd who made things happen in the ninth inning. A Vasquez walk, and a Shepherd homer with two outs ended it off of Pelicans reliever Jarod Wright.

NOTES:

  • Vaughn Grissom finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Cam Shepherd goes 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
  • James Acuna improves to 2-0 on the season.

HOMESTAND: Tuesday, July 27th - Sunday, August 1st vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

· Gates Open 6:00pm

· It’s the ever-popular Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, guests receive a bingo card upon entry and play to win prizes all night long.

· Join us for the sixth “Warrior Wednesday”

o The Jackets will wear special military-themed jerseys. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off on Wednesday, September 8th to benefit ForcesUnited.

o Active military who present ID can purchase $2 off or general admission (standing room only) ticket options at the SRP Park Box Office.

· Appearance by the GreenJack-ettes Dance Team presented by North Augusta School of Dance

· It’s a Silver Jackets Club Member Night presented by AARP Georgia, Augusta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and Comfort Keepers. Guests 60+ can join this great club to join us every Wednesday, to learn more visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-silver-jackets.

· Media Partner: News-Talk WGAC Augusta

Thursday July 29th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

· Gates Open 6:00pm

· University of Georgia Night Featuring Aaron Murray Appearance & Cam Shepherd Poster Giveaway

o Football season is around the corner, and University of Georgia night is the PERFECT way to see other Bulldog fans! (Pssst. It's also Thirsty Thursday)

o Thanks to Cintas, the first 1,000 fans through the gates get a poster of GreenJackets shortstop, and former Georgia Bulldog, Cam Shepherd!

o Aaron Murray Appearance at SRP Park

§ Pre-game VIP Meet and Greet (approx. 6-6:30) Package for only $20

· Includes a reserved ticket (section 109), Food Voucher, & Aaron Murray Photo

· Only 150 available purchase today: https://bit.ly/3yNbXhe

§ General Public Autograph Opportunity following first pitch (1 per guest)

· Thirsty Thursday returns Presented by KICKS99, BOB FM, Garden City Social and Mr. Tattoo. The weekly promotion features $1 PBR and Natural Light and all draft beer and 21 oz Coca-Cola Fountain Soda half price from 6:00-8:00 PM.

· Media Partner: KICKS99

Friday, July 30th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 6:00pm
  • Mason Jar Giveaway (1,000) presented by American Pest Control
  • Outdoors Night

o Come celebrate the great outdoors at SRP Park! Everyone loves a good camping trip or a hike into the mountains! That's why we are flying every fan to Mount Everest postgame to climb Earth's highest mountain above sea level! (Just kidding. We are not doing this. But we got your attention and we promise that outdoors night will be way cooler than actually climbing Everest.)

  • Braves BUZZFest – Red Out: The GreenJackets will be wearing their new Red Affiliate Jerseys on Fridays!
  • Bee A Fan Feature Friday is back where every Friday Game features a select beer on special at the Keg Stand and Chef John and Team Food & Beverage whip up a special menu option available all weekend long!
  • End of July Keg Stand Special - Half-off of all drafts at the Keg Stand from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
  • Featured Food: Crab Rangoon dog: A hotdog wrapped in a wonton, deep fried and topped with cream cheese, chili sauce and cilantro.
  • Pimento Cheese Item: Breakfast of champions burger: Pimento cheese, fried egg and bacon. All beef patty
  • Sweetwater Cup Series Night #2
  • Media Partner: HD 98.3

Saturday, July 31st, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 6:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.
  • The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game concert.
  • Guests can enjoy $2 off White Claw until first pitch
  • Live from SRP Park...it's Saturday Night!

o Hey kids, you know all those funny TV moments your dad tries to get you to watch on the old Youtube machine? Well guess what? If you bring him to this baseball game, you will make him the happiest man on the planet. We plan to honor Saturday Night Live throughout the game as we celebrate some of the best moments in TV history.

  • It’s our SEVENTH MEGA BOOMing fireworks show of the 2021 season! You don’t want to miss a Saturday baseball game finished off with fireworks!
  • Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thaun State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!
  • Media Partner: KICKS99

Sunday, August 1st, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 5:05 p.m.

  • $1 Hot Dog night

o It's the dog days of summer and it's time to eat a hot dog, or two...or seventy five. Come out to the ballpark and do your best Joey Chestnut impersonation.

  • Pajama party at SRP Park

o It's going to be a PARTY...a Pajama Party! Wear your PJ's to the ballpark (Remember pajama shirts and shorts/pants are required...don't be a weirdo).

  • Sunday FUNday

o "Sunday FUNday," returns with kid-friendly themes each week. Face Painting with Rainbow Factory will be available for two hours!

  • STUFF THE BUS!

o Help us collect much needed school supplies for local children! Partnered with the United Way of the CSRA! Fans that bring in school supplies will receive a Hot Dog voucher (1 per guest)! It's presented by SRP Federal Credit Union and WOW! Internet, Phone, Cable

  • Bark in the Park presented by Hollywood Feed

o Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a night at the ballpark presented by Hollywood Feed. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the lower seating bowl (excluding section 100). Dogs cannot go up to the WOW! Club, Suites and MurphyAdvantage.com Lounge. Dogs are free to the game. Dogs and owners must check in the Dog Waiver Table by the Main Gate Entrance. Relief areas for dogs are the Berm and behind the centerfield near the Batting Cages

  • Every Sunday features the Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ Sunday Savings Meal Deal for fans 12 and under to enjoy savings and a delicious menu option.
  • Jr. Jackets Game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family Y of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners and Tum-E Yummies.
  • Kids 12 and under get in this game for FREE by joining our FREE Club to select games throughout the season and receive great giveaways and benefits. Not a member sign up today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities
  • Kids Run the Bases partnered with Shout 94.7FM
  • Media Partner: 94.7FM

To learn more or purchase tickets to this homestand or any 2021 GreenJackets home game visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/promotions

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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About SRP Park/Augusta GreenJackets

GreenJackets Baseball Tickets are on sale now and available online www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com. Join us to BEE a FAN all summer long at SRP Park.

2021 Augusta GreenJackets season seat memberships are on sale now. To learn more about the benefits and to get in on the 2021 action, visit www.gjmembers.com or call (803) 349-WINS (9467).

The Low-A East schedule is subject to change. It is the Low-A East and Major League Baseball’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of players, club employees, and fans.

SRP Park is the anchor piece of Riverside Village, a live, work, "playball" development which includes apartment living, retail, restaurants, class "A" office space, and a Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. To learn more about SRP Park and hosting events and availability, visit www.thesrppark.com.

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