AUGUSTA, Ga. - A run from Mitch Delfino was all the GreenJackets (11-6) needed to take the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Intimidators (9-9).
Matt Duffy started off the sixth with a stand-up triple on a fly ball to center field. In the next at-bat, Delfino drew a walk. He then advanced to second when Ben Turner hit into a fielder's choice that stopped Duffy from scoring. Delfino moved over to third on a single to left field by Trevor Brown and then scored when Chuckie Jones hit a sacrifice fly to right field.
Right-handed pitcher Joe Biagini worked six scoreless innings to help secure the win for the GreenJackets in Game 1. Biagini gave up just four hits while striking out seven batters. Closer Tyler Mizenko finished the game by pitching another scoreless inning to earn his fifth save of the season. Mizenko ranks second in the South Atlantic League for most saves.
While the GreenJackets dominated on the mound in the first game on Sunday, they struggled in Game 2.
In the top of the second, Jose Reyes walked four straight batters and gave up three runs in his 1.1 innings, en route to an 8-2 lost.
The only two runs for Augusta in the second game came in the bottom of the third and seventh.
Tyler Hollick scored first for the GreenJackets. With one out, Hollick hit a triple to right field then scored with Duffy grounded out to second base.
The final run came when second baseman Trevor Brown scored on a sacrifice fly after reaching on a fielding error.
The GreenJackets will spend the next seven days on the road as they travel to Hagerstown for a three-game series then to Lexington for four. They return to Lake Olmstead Stadium on Wednesday, May 1 to host the Suns.
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