NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA: The Augusta GreenJackets (47-41, 11-9) defeated the Columbia Fireflies (34-52, 10-10) by a final score of 2-0 on Wednesday night. Adam Oller, Luis Amaya, and Matt Seelinger combined for the GreenJackets 4th shutout of 2019.
In the 2nd inning, the GreenJackets scored the first run of the game. With Andres Angulo on 3rd base, Anyesber Sivira rolled a groundball to the shortstop, and the groundout scored Angulo to give the GreenJackets a 1-0 advantage. It was enough scoring for Augusta starting pitcher Adam Oller.
Oller pitched five-innings of shutout baseball and he eanred his 3rd win of 2019 as he continues his dominance in the 2nd half of the season. He finished the game with eight strikeouts and now has an ERA of 1.57 in the 2nd half of the season.
In the 8th inning, the GreenJackets received an insurance run. A sacrifice fly for Frankie Tostado scored Ismael Munguia and the Jackets lead was 2-0. Munguia ends his night 3-4 with a run-scored.
Luis Amaya went 2.1 innings out of the bullpen, and Matt Seelinger followed it up by throwing 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball, earning his first save as a GreenJacket. Augusta will return tomorrow for the rubber-match with Columbia as they try to win the series.
Player of the Game: Adam Oller, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO
The greatness of Adam Oller continued on Wednesday. Oller had to work for five-innings as he threw 85 pitches, but he controlled the zone all night, and helped the Jackets respond after their loss in the series opener on Tuesday.
Tomorrow's Game: 7:05 PM vs Columbia Fireflies (New York Mets), Segra Park, Columbia, South Carolina
Pitching Matchup: (COL) RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson (1-8, 4.86 ERA) vs (AUG) RHP Gregory Santos (1-4, 2.84 ERA)
In the series finale, Gregory Santos will take the mound in a battle of two young prospects on the hill. Santos is the #7 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization according to MLB.com. Santos, the hard-throwing right-hander, has gone six-innings in each of his last two starts. Since returning from his shoulder strain back in April, he has made five starts and pitched 25-innings. During that stretch, he has an ERA of 2.16. Santos was acquired by the Giants in 2017 when San Francisco traded Eduardo Nunez to the Boston Red Sox. The Giants received Santos and pitcher Shaun Anderson in the trade.
Simeon Woods-Richardson makes the start for the Fireflies on Thursday. Woods-Richardson is the #7 overall prospect in the New York Mets organization, and is only 18 years old. He was a 2nd round pick in 2018 and was selected 48th overall. The right-hander has not gone more than five-innings in any start this year. In his last outing on July 4th, he went five-innings and allowed only one run against the Hickory Crawdads.
Next Homestand: Monday July 15th-Sunday July 21st
July 15th-17th vs Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees)
July 18th-21st vs Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pittsburgh Pirates)
The Augusta GreenJackets return home on Monday July 15th for a HUGE homestand filled with fun for the entire family. It all starts on July 15th for our Garden City Bark in the Park Night. Bring your four-legged friends to SRP Park and enjoy the game against the Charleston RiverDogs. It will also be Military Monday presented by Humana- Military Tricare. Fans with a valid Military ID, patrons (active duty military and veterans) will get $2 off their ticket pricing when coming to the SRP Park Box Office for Monday games. On Tuesday July 16th, it will be Christmas in July as Santa and Mrs. Clause will throw out a first pitch and meet with fans. On Wednesday July 17th it will be St. Patrick's Day in July, as we'll feature Irish food and much more. It will also be Comfort Keeper's Baseball Bingo. Thursday July 18th is everybody's favorite day of the week, as it is Thirsty Thursday at SRP Park presented by Garden City Social, Mr. Tattoo, Kicks 99 and BOB FM. 1$ Natural Lights and PBR's will be available from 6-8 PM. On Friday, July 19th it will be our EDTS Cyber Cooler Bag Giveaway to the first 1500 fans in attendance. On Saturday July 20th at 6:05 PM it's our 13th annual Military Appreciation Night. On Military Appreciation Night, the GreenJackets will recognize and honor soldiers and their families for their dedication, commitment, and sacrifices they have made for our great nation. The homestand wraps up on Sunday, July 21st for Sunday Funday presented by Path 2 College 529 Plan. Come out and enjoy a great Sunday Funday where the GreenJackets will have a Pre-Game Catch on the field (4-4:30PM), Face Painting and much more to enjoy while at SRP Park. It will also be Paw Patrol Night. Come out and meet two of the Paw Patrol Characters as they will be here to take pictures with fans that come out to SRP Park on the Sunday, July 21st game!
About the Augusta GreenJackets
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