North Augusta, SC – Minor League Baseball announced on Monday that Augusta GreenJackets right-handed pitcher, Darius Vines, has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the Low-A East for May 31-June 6th. In two starts, Vines allowed only two runs over 11 innings of work. He had a scoreless innings streak of 9.1 frames.
“We are very proud of the work that Darius puts in between and during his starts,” GreenJackets manager Michael Saunders said. “It’s a pleasure to watch him throw the ball. This award is well deserved.”
This season, he has an ERA of 2.25 over six starts and 24 innings. He has 30 strikeouts to only eight walks.
In his first start of the week on June 1st vs Charleston, Vines went six innings of scoreless baseball without allowing a run. Vines struck out nine and surrendered only two hits. The Jackets didn’t score a run until *Ricardo Rodriguez *hit a 7th inning home run, and they’d go on to win 1-0.
In his second start on Sunday against Charleston, Vines went five innings allowing only two runs. He’d strikeout five and allowed only two runs to get the win.
Vines was a seventh-round selection by the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 MLB Draft. He played his college baseball at Cal State Bakersfield.
NEXT HOMESTAND: Tuesday, June 8th- 13th vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.
- Gates Open 6:00pm
- “First Responder Tuesday’s,” presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors, News 12/NBC 26 & Sunny 102.7
· All Fire, Police, and EMS can receive $2 off reserved or general admission (standing room only) ticket options with valid ID at the SRP Park Box Office (while supplies last).
- Be our First Responder of the Game
· Register to be the Academy Sports and Outdoors First Responder of the Game and receive four (4) tickets, four (4) food vouchers and a $100 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors. Link to Register: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-first-responders
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.
· Gates Open 6:00pm
· It’s the ever-popular Play Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, guests receive a bingo card upon entry and play to win prizes all night long.
· Join us for the fourth “Warrior Wednesday” presented by Augusta Technical College & News-Talk WGAC Augusta
o The Jackets will wear special military-themed jerseys. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off on Wednesday, September 8th to benefit Forces United.
o Active military who present ID can purchase $2 off or general admission (standing room only) ticket options at the SRP Park Box Office.
· It’s a Silver Jackets Club Member Night presented by AARP Georgia, Augusta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and Comfort Keepers. Guests 60+ can join this great club to join us every Wednesday, to learn more visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-silver-jackets.
Thursday June 10th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.
· Gates Open 6:00pm
· 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.