Augusta, GA - The Augusta GreenJackets (35-24, 71-58) and Greenville Drive (37-32, 67-62) finished up their 3-game series Wednesday evening from Lake Olmstead Stadium.
GreenJackets starter Jake McCasland was called upon to get the GreenJackets a series win, and he was on point from the start. Through seven innings he allowed just one run and one hit; The kind of performance Augusta has needed.
The offense also stepped up in a huge way. In the second inning Junior Arias knocked out his 10th home run and John Polonius doubled home Seth Harrison to put the GreenJackets ahead 3- 0. Up 3-1 in the 4th inning, Jalen Miller doubled, as did Bryan Reynolds, knocking in Miller. The score rose to 7-1 after six innings of play.
Ryan Halstead and Ryan Koziol each pitched clean innings and the GreenJackets closed out Greenville 7-1 to take the series.
In the Clash of Cans II competition, South Carolina was the winner. The cans help benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
The GreenJackets head on the road to take on the Rome Braves in a pivotal matchup starting Friday night. The scheduled pitching matchup is Michael Connolly (11-5, 2.66) for Augusta vs Kolby Allard (3- 3, 3.83).
The GreenJackets are "All In" as they make a second half playoff push and they need YOU. We invite you to Catch the Buzz and come out to Lake Olmstead to enjoy the fun. Plus the GreenJackets are closing in on their two millionth fan at the ballpark in 2016! The two millionth fan will win a fantastic prize pack stay tuned for more details! For more information, including pricing and benefits on all ticket plans, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467). To stay up to date with all things 'Jackets sign up for the Buzz e-newsletter by visiting www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com/thebuzz.