Augusta, GA--The Augusta GreenJackets (34-38) lost to the Asheville Tourists (45-28) on Sunday afternoon, at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The final score was 1-0. Asheville had three shutouts against the GreenJackets in the four game series.
The lone run of the game was recorded in the fifth inning. The Tourists, designated hitter, Michael Benjamin began the inning with a double to left field. After Ramiel Tapia was hit by a pitch, Benjamin stole third and scored on a throwing error by Ty Ross.
GreenJackets starting pitcher, Luis Ysla (4-5), pitched an interesting game. Over seven innings, he gave up four hits, one run, walked six, and struck out nine. However, he hit two batters throughout those seven innings; Ramiel Tapia was hit twice. The second time Tapia was hit, both benches cleared. Nothing escalated beyond words being exchanged between teams.
The GreenJackets continue their homestand with a new series against the Rome Braves on Monday, June 23. It's the Tribute to Bacon at the ballpark! Join us for the "Feed Your Face" Monday presented by WRDW Channel 12 and find one of the best deals in the CSRA. Join us for Happy Hour from 6-7 featuring $1 beers and soda. With the "Feed Your Face" Monday promotion you receive all-you-can-eat Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Nuggets, and Popcorn plus 4 other select menu items with a bacon theme, from the opening of the gates until the end of the sixth inning. Great seats are still available by logging onto GreenJacketsBaseball.com. Catch the Buzz!
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