NORTH AUGUSTA, SC: After the Augusta GreenJackets (31-30) won the first game of the scheduled doubleheader with the Kannapolis Intimidators (26-35) by a final of 6-3, the 2nd game was cancelled due to rain.
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GAME 1 - Continuation of Friday Night's Game: After the GreenJackets trailed Kannapolis 1-0 from Friday's suspended game, we picked things up in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Jacob Gonzalez didn't take long to tie the score. A solo home run for Gonzalez, his 3rd of the season evened the score at one.
Jesus Ozoria was cruising on the mound until he ran into Lenyn Sosa in the 7th inning for Kannapolis. Sosa hit his 3rd home run of the season, and the solo bomb gave Kannapolis a 2-1 advantage.
Ozoria went five innings out of the bullpen, while allowing just one run, and he would strikeout four. It was JJ Santa Cruz to take over on the mound after Ozoria. Santa Cruz struck out the side in the 8th inning.
In the home-half of the 8th inning, the GreenJackets bats broke out in a big way. It was five runs, on four hits. Gonzalez had an RBI double to tie the score at two, then it was a wild pitch to break the tie and make it 3-2 GreenJackets. Ismael Munguia ripped a two-RBI double, and it was a 5-2 lead. Nico Giarratano capped off the scoring with an RBI single to make it 6-2 GreenJackets
After Santa Cruz allowed two hits to start the 9th, Jesus Tona came out of the bullpen to try and close it out for the Jackets and he would get the job done, despite allowing two runs in the 9th. Both were charged to Santa Cruz. It was Tona's 9th save of the season.
Player of the Game: Jacob Gonzalez, 3-4, HR, 2 RBI
A big day for Jacob Gonzalez at the plate paced the GreenJackets to a 6-3 victory. Gonzalez hit his 3rd home run of the season as he continues his great start to the month of June.
Tomorrow's Game: 7:05 PM @ Lexington Legends (Kansas City Royals), Whitake Bank Ballpark, Lexington, Kentucky
Pitching Matchup: (LEX) TBD (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs (AUG) RHP Adam Oller (0-0, 6.00 ERA)
Adam Oller will open up the crucial three-game series with the Lexington Legends on Monday evening. Oller, who was signed by the Giants just over two weeks ago, will make his 3rd start of the season. In his last appearance against Asheville on June 4th, Oller went five innings allowing seven hits and striking-out five. The right-hander was a 14th round pick by the Pirates in the 2016 MLB Draft, but was released at the end of the 2018 season. After spending some time in the Frontier League (Independent Ball) for the Windy City Thunderbolts, he was signed by the Giants in May of this year.
Next Homestand: June 6th-June 9th vs the Kannapolis Intimidators
The GreenJackets return home to SRP Park to host the Kannapolis Intimidators June 6th - June 9th. It's going to be a weekend of fun featuring Thirsty Thursday presented by Garden City Social & Mr. Tattoo with a special Appearance by Kevin Kisner! The first 750 fans will receive a Golf Towel courtesy of Cintas and it's Tribute to Teachers Night. Friday it's First Responders Night, the first 1,000 fans will receive a one-of-a-kind set of plaid sunglasses courtesy of Best Office Solutions and Kids Run the Bases. Saturday SRP Park transforms to Margaritaville with a pre-game concert, Anthony and London Thuan State Farm Saturday, Kids Run the Bases and Post-game Fireworks presented by Helm Electric. The fun wraps up on Sunday with the ever popular Princess and Pirates Junior Jackets Sunday! All kids 12 and under get in for FREE, Path 2 College Sunday Funday with pre-game Catch on the Field and Post-game Kids Run the Bases. Get your tickets today to Catch the Buzz: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/single-game-tickets
About the Augusta GreenJackets
SRP Park is the anchor piece of Riverside Village, a live, work, "playball" development which includes apartment living, senior 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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