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Vasquez gives Jackets lead for good

June 9, 2021

North Augusta, SC – After an incredible individual performance from Joey Estes on the mound, the Jackets needed a late hit to secure a Wednesday night win. Braulio Vasquez drove in two runs with a two-out eighth inning single, and the Jackets held on to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

North Augusta, SC – After an incredible individual performance from Joey Estes on the mound, the Jackets needed a late hit to secure a Wednesday night win. Braulio Vasquez drove in two runs with a two-out eighth inning single, and the Jackets held on to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs) by a final of 3-1.

Estes twirled 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball and finished with 11 strikeouts. Both are career highs for the young right-hander.

The Augusta offense was stymied by Manuel Espinoza. He went five innings of scoreless baseball and struck out ten. It wasn’t until a Landon Stephens double that the GreenJackets got on the board in the sixth. Vaughn Grissom scored, and it was 1-0.

Myrtle Beach tied things up in the 8th when Yohendrick Pinango hit into a double play, but scored Ezequiel Pagan from third base. Vasquez then came up in the 8th with the bases loaded and two outs. His single scored Stephens and Javier Valdes.

In the ninth inning, Lisandro Santos earned his second win of the year by retiring the side.

NOTES:

  • Joey Estes now has an ERA of 1.01 this year after six starts.
  • Vaughn Grissom finished 2-for-4 and is now hitting .276 this year.
  • Braulio Vasquez stole two bases. He now has 23 to lead the Low-A East League.

NEXT HOMESTAND: Tuesday, June 8th- 13th vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)

DOUBLEHEADER: Thursday June 10th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Game 1: 5:05 p.m.

· Gates Open 4:30pm

· It’s Country vs Country Club Night. Which one are you? Country or Country Club? Come out dressed in your favorite country or country club attire for the game!

· Thirsty Thursday is BACK! Presented by KICKS99, BOB FM, Garden City Social and Mr. Tattoo. The weekly promotion features $1 PBR and Natural Light and other discounted beers from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Friday, June 11th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 5:30pm
  • Faith & Family Night!

· Come on out and join us for Faith and Family Night. West Avenue Worship from First Baptist Church North Augusta will perform a Pre-Game Concert from 5:30-6:45

  • Braves BUZZFest – Red Out
  • 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!

· Keg Stand will feature Columbia Craft Brewing Company this week from 6:00PM-8:00PM. A representative from Columbia Craft Brewing will be on hand to hand out swag and talk all things beer.

· The Featured item of the weekend comes in 2 forms this week:

· Buffalo Wing Burger (Bee’Stro) and the Buffalo Wing Dog (Back 9 Grill) which includes wing sauce, blue cheese and pickled carrots.

Saturday, June 12th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 6:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 4:30 pm
  • F*R*I*E*N*D*S Night with The One Where They Go to the Game Package which includes 6 Reserved Seat tickets to the Saturday game, and a Food Voucher!
  • Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thaun State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!
  • Media Sponsor: KICKS99
  • The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game Concert from 4:30-5:45 featuring Chris Strikeland

· Guests can enjoy $2 Off White Claw from 4:30 until first pitch

· It’s the 3rd Booming Fireworks Show of 2021. You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday, June 13th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 2:05 p.m.

  • Gates open 1:00pm
  • Bark in the Park #2! Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a day at the ballpark! Presented by Hollywood Feed
  • Sunday FUNday presented thanks to Shout 94.7 - Enjoy kid-friendly themes and activities during the game, including Face Painting by Rainbow Factory!

· It’s a Jr. Jackets Kids Club game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family YMCA of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners & Tum-E Yummies. It’s FREE to join and members 12 & younger will receive free admission this game, special perks and themes at every Sunday game – not a member register today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities

· The first 200 Jr. Jackets Members to check in at the Jr. Jackets Table outside the Main Gate will receive a FREE Ice Cream Sandwich Voucher that can be redeemed at the Back 9 Grill, the Bee’Stro, McGavins, and the Front 9 only

  • 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.

To learn more or purchase tickets to this homestand visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/promotions

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About SRP Park/Augusta GreenJackets

GreenJackets Baseball is back and the 2021 season is underway. 2021 May Single Game Tickets are on sale now and available online www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com. The full promotional schedule; including post-game fireworks shows, giveaways and theme programs will be released by the GreenJackets in the near future.

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.comor 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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