North Augusta, SC: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, lost 3-1 on Saturday night to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
For a majority of the night, the Grasshoppers were in control. Opposing pitcher Ryan Lillie brought his A game to SRP Park, holding the GreenJackets to just three hits over seven innings. Although the GreenJackets were down, they were not out.
They put up a fight in the ninth inning. With the GreenJackets down three runs with two outs, Jacob Gonzalez knocked home Logan Baldwin from third to get the GreenJackets within two. Then after a Ryan Kirby walk and an Orlando Garcia single, the GreenJackets had the bases load with 2 outs. With SRP Park at the edge of their seats, T.J. Bennett couldn't pull through as he struck out to end the game.
The GreenJackets will be back in action tomorrow with game two of a four games series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. First pitch is at 2:05 pm.
Tomorrow we will celebrate Mother's Day, as we give away Picture Frames to the first 1,500 guests presented by Augusta University. We will also have pre-game catch on the field and kids-run-the-bases presented by Moe's Southwest Grill. On the 14th, we will have Military Monday and reading program night #5. On the 15th, there will be Comfort Keepers Baseball Bingo and Education Day #2. Gates will open at 9 am!
About the Augusta GreenJackets
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