Augusta, GA-The GreenJackets found themselves on the winning end of a pitcher's duel Friday night with a 1-0 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The victory extended the GreenJackets winning streak to four in a row and snapped a six-game losing streak in games at the Lake.
With the game scoreless going into the bottom of the fifth, Tyler Brown singled to lead off the inning. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ashford Fulmer. Jean Angomas singled to advance him to third. While Angomas was caught in a rundown trying to steal second, Brown came home to put the GreenJackets on the board. It was the only run scored the entire game for either team.
Raffi Vizcaino was the star of the game contributing six shutout innings in his start for the GreenJackets. He gave up only two hits and struck out three. With the GreenJackets leading 1-0 after six, Melvin Adon came out of the bullpen and tossed a pair of scoreless innings. With one out and nobody on in the seventh, he walked back to back batters to get in a jam with runners on first and second. He settled down and struck out the next two hitters to get out of trouble. Nolan Riggs followed with a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.
The GreenJackets will be back in action Saturday night for game two of the four game series with the RiverDogs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm with the gates opening at 4:30pm for a pre-game concert by Bethany and the Southside Boys as part of the Saturday Concert Series. It is day two of Fan Appreciation Weekend and Mystery Ball Night benefiting the Children's Hospital of Georgia presented by Augusta University Health. The first 1,000 fans into the stadium will receive a free T-Shirt presented by Augusta University Health. There will also be a Post-Game Military Jersey Auction on the field benefiting the Augusta Warrior Project. After the game, kids ages twelve and under will be able to run the bases.
Yordy Cabrera (1-3, 4.00) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Rony Garcia (2-2, 1.97) for the RiverDogs.
The final season at the Lake is winding down with only three more chances to catch your GreenJackets in action. We invite you to Catch the Buzz and come out to Lake Olmstead Stadium to enjoy the fun as Your GreenJackets celebrate with a jam-packed promotional lineup. Tickets start as low as $9. For more information, including promotions, group opportunities and more, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467).
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